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3-06-2008 @ 10:05PM
"Even if there was no respeccing fee, tanks would need to acquire two sets of gear."Like druids who can dps and tank in the same raid.
3-07-2008 @ 12:26AM
Replace druid's Feral 21pt talent of Feral Faerie Fire with some type of group tanking ability such as thunderclap or consecration...Some AOE tanking ability. The problem is that 1/3 of your tanking community (probably more) hate tanking 5-mans cuz it's a bitch to hold aggro against 5/6/7 mob pulls.
3-07-2008 @ 1:52AM
Less QQ, more CC. Group composition is everything.
3-07-2008 @ 2:04AM
3-07-2008 @ 2:40AM
The vast majority of raiding feral druids have almost entirely different cat and bear gear sets. Our tier sets have zero +defense and almost zero +hit, which means your enchants, cloak, rings, and trinkets usually have to be tank-oriented. If you do the usual feral druid job of tanking adds then switching to cat, you're usually awful cat dps in bear gear, but you can't start the pull in cat gear because you'll get insta-gibbed even in bear form. Trust me, the dps you do in bear gear and the dps you do in actual cat gear are MILES apart.
3-07-2008 @ 9:52AM
To Allison:I have not really raided yet, but you are 100% right on the difference in gear. I don't have to respec to dps or tank, but I do have to change gear. (Note the only epic I have is Night Watchman) In dps gear I can *barely* break 10k armor and 12k hp in bear. Defense is plain 350. In tank gear I have about 14k hp, almost 21k armor, and 419 defense (which I have SotF, so crit protected).Basically the opposite is the same for wearing tank gear and dps'ing. I have another set for healing, but I never heal (except when helping my wife level, but I can fully heal her 61 mage in one shot). Druids probably have the greatest flexibility, but we probably have the most soulbound equipment that we keep (dps (feral), dps (boomkin),tank,heal, and probably even pvp sets.....).
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