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7-11-2008 @ 5:06AM
Don't restrict paladin's to trash tankers. Give us a place on bosses too.
7-11-2008 @ 7:09AM
paladins have a place on a great many bosses as it is. tidewalker and jan'alai come to mind as bosses that more or less require a paladin tank to be done easily. certainly there are many more fights that lend themselves to paladin tanking; those two are just examples.*more* bosses might be a good request, i guess, but since TBC came out there has certainly been an increase, via patched-in content, in the utility of a geared paladin tank.one class will always be best at main-tanking; it's the nature of the game. right now, that's a warrior. unless blizz fundamentally changes the nature of a "boss fight," warriors seem likely to remain best, and it's only fair. what other class runs into an instance unable to do anything particularly well besides tank single, heavy-hitting enemies?it's unfortunate, i agree, that paladins are forced to fill something of a niche role, but i disagree that their utility as tanks is much less critical to progression than the utility of a warrior.here's to more variety in boss-fights, i suppose.
7-11-2008 @ 9:07AM
Sorry Nick, but Tidewalker and Jin'alai are Both trash tanking rather than boss tanking. They're the OT(s).
7-11-2008 @ 3:07PM
my mage has to aoe the adds on tidewalker, but i don't call that "trash fighting."asking to main-tank a lot more means fundamentally changing the way paladin tanks work. if you make a paladin tank as good as a warrior at single-target tanking, warriors become irrelevant as tanks.i'm leveling a paladin tank because they're amazing for so many things. just because they're not good at *one* highly specialized task doesn't particularly marginalize them.my warrior tank can barely struggle through a heroic, and yet t5 bosses barely dent his armor. what paladin tank has that problem?
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