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8-01-2008 @ 3:31PM
I see this as a worrying nerf for Paladins and Warriors. Early raiding a Warrior could easily hold Uncrushable status thanks to the large amount of Block Percent Shield Block would give, making them a more stable and reliable target for healers.Paladins would then start pulling ahead as the item level went higher and the gear had more natural avoidance on it, allowing them to maintain uncrushable with Holy Shield up, which is better than shield block and doesn't eat through mana, thus lowering threat output, like Shield Block does on a Warrior.I'm quite interested to see what changes Blizz will be implementing to keep the balance between tanking classes, because this seems like a monumental kick in the nadges of Warrior and Paladin Tanks.Though i'm happy if Wrath has a nice large amount of Blue/Epic tanking gear with tons of Block Rating on it, so i can once again run into the entire Orcish army and emerge with slightly dented armour and a huge(r) ego.
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