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7-11-2008 @ 8:07AM
I'm going to to agree with most of what the previous posters have said, with the exception of 'Death of Warriors as MT's.' Mate, I don't know what its like on your server, but for any non-warrior to even be considered for MT past Kara, they need to be exceptional. What we're seeing at the moment isn't a removal of warriors as MT's, but Blizzard (hopefully) giving the ability to main tank to someone other then a warrior. Yes, druids and paladins have MT'd just about every fight, except the last few SW battles, but 99.9% of those weren't on progression. When it comes to progression, where every tank really wants to be, it's warriors or nothing. Because the 'only thing' you have above the other tank classes is the only thing that matters in progression content. And of course a raid only requires 1 Prot warrior. Only requires 1 Prot paladin, or 1 Main Feral tank aswell. In a 25 man raid, thats already 3 slots for tankers, four slots, once WotLK hits and DK's come in. Considering there's only 2.5 slots for any class in a raid (assuming all things are balanced and ya don't have four warlocks:P), requiring two of any of the tank classes is just unfair to both the other specs of that class, and the other tanking classes.So yes, we are seeing the end of warriors as *THE* main tanks, and the beginning of them as *A* main tank.But that's not really what I meant to post about (yay for segways). I'm not sure if it was brought up in that forum topic, but on the wowhead talent calculator for WotLK, the anticipation talent on warriors has been changed from adding 20 Defense, to adding 5% dodge. And I didn't notice any of the DK talents that added defense either (though there was the one that added parry rating as a percentage of strength - woot for dw tankage :P). Could this be the new trend? Getting rid of the defense stat all together?
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