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8-29-2008 @ 5:33PM
So with STR and AP being made more valuable for tanking and crushing blows being removed (more or less) that leaves me asking if the importance of defense will be changed in any way. If you could tank wearing a mix of DPS/Defense gear or straight DPS gear that would be nice.
8-29-2008 @ 5:34PM
Defense removes crits, not crushing blows. You still need defense to tank.
8-29-2008 @ 6:10PM
Yes.... I realize that... thank you. What I meant will there be any change so that we will not be absolutely required to cap defense just to be able to step foot into some instances. If so then we could wear more DPS gear in our tanking sets which would be beneficial since, as you said, the value of STR/AP in tanking has risen dramatically.
8-29-2008 @ 6:11PM
You don't need to cap defense in Wrath any more than you needed to before Heroics or 10 mans. I've done most if not all of the tanking I've done well short of the defense cap (I tanked Occulus just now with less defense than I used to tank Karzhan in, and I'm ten levels higher) and taken the occasional critical, it's not super important at this stage.
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