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4-11-2008 @ 3:33PM
For whoever is speaking of the death of warriors as tanks you should probably think again.Do you know how much magical damage mitigation a Bear has? ......... 0%.Compared to 10% from defensive stance + x% from talent for warriors. +A spell interrupt + Spell Reflection. Tanks don't always have the bonus of a rogue right beside them to interupt anything that might need to be interrupted. As it appears right now the follows seems to be blizzards goal.Druids - Best physical damage tank, best dps ability when not tanking.Warriors - Best magical tankPaladins - Best AoE tankIm not saying these tanks cannot cross over, bears swipe and warriors can thunderclap for aoe aggro, and paladins have some magic mitigation and druids can usually just HP thru magical damage. But tanks, just as healers and dps have situations they are ideally and not so ideally suited for. Ever heal a fight you have to move constantly on as a paladin? Ever fight a boss that has 30k armor as a rogue? Or fight a boss with spell immunity/reflect as a mage?Right now the biggest problem about druids is that they are far away the best class to have around when they arent tanking. A prot warrior/paladin is a wasted raid slot if not tanking (altho the pally can still be a dispelbot for the situations that call for it). And the biggest drawback of the Druid(other than magical damage)? They have no OS button. A warriors Shield Wall can potentially mitigate thousands upon thousands of damage if timed correctly. And a Paladins lay on hands obviously is quite the powerful last resort to avoid death. Frenzied regeneration? maybe 3k health over 15s, ill take 20k health instantly or 75% mitigation every day of the week.
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