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7-11-2008 @ 4:59PM
Being the only druid tank in my guild, I will have to agree with the previous poster about warrior being the "best" tanks. Which is not necessarily a bad thing (or a good one either).A good raiding guild needs no more and no less than 2 druid tanks. Same for Pally tanks. It needs no less than 2 warrior tank too, but notice the lack of "no more".So warrior are, as a rule of thumb, better MTs than druids. So what ? Druids are better OTs. I for one am proud of it. I can OT my target, then switch to cat an help DPSing. Or stop DPSing to combatrez that priest that got killed, innervate him, then go back to dpsing.Pally tanks can hold much better group aggro, making them specially suitable for trash tanking. So what ? When they are not tanking, they can still buff, cleanse etc.Both Paladins and Druids are multidimentional classes. They can have other roles when not tanking (even when tank specced). I pity prot warrior EXACTLY because they are the "best" tanks. When they are not tanking, they can just sit and enjoy a beer. To be able to do anything else, they have to go and respec.If the only thing you want to do is tanking, go roll a warrior. If you are a druid, get used to carrying 2 or 4 sets of gear with you. If you are a paladin, get used to carrying 100s of reagents. Don't get stuck in the "tanking" mindset. You are more than that.I never had a warrior, and don't plan on having one. They are way too unidimentional for me. While I know great prot and fury warriors, that is just not my thing.Me ? I'm happy carrying my 3 sets of gear (tanking, dps and healing) on all raids. Since I'm mainly a tank, I will never be top dps or top healing, but I can help supplement whatever is needed for the moment (that "just a bit more" that is often needed).If you are a prot warrior, understand you will be the best tank for most of the encounters, or at least as good as the other options. If you are not a warrior, enjoy the different roles you can fill with your toon.
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