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12-03-2008 @ 8:08AM
Ive seen a fair few DK tanks, and while a bit flaky in their mitigation (see the GC DK issues) they can tank in any spec with the right gear just fine.However to balance out the greater number of DK tanks ive seena large fall in warrior tanks and feral tanks, its quite possible a lot of them have rerolled DK and not really advanced the general availability of tanks.
12-03-2008 @ 11:12AM
i dont see why they dont just give warriors a low level mount to help them get around easier... I think thats one of the main reasons we dont see many warriors. Their just too much of a pain to get from A to B
12-05-2008 @ 2:49PM
well feral tanks have a reason because very little of our leather gear is actually used for tanking(if u look at all the leather Naxx gear there is no dodge/defense on any of the leather stuff just agi and stam plus no intel on the stuff. even our t7 doesnt have any >
12-03-2008 @ 11:41AM
@ Jeff - What are you talking about??? Warriors arent the only class that tanks, they are one of 4. The issue isnt about leveling, its about the desire to play a role in a game that has the strictest set of gearing rules (i.e. stam, ac, def, avoidance) and if they don't meet those standards, then they are instantly labeled a "bad player", no matter how good they are. You dont see groups dissolving b/c the DPS isnt DPS'ing hard enough, its b/c the tank cant take a hit or hold aggro on multiple mobs. Only healers are comparable to tanks with the amount of rules and restrictions placed on them by the community, but even they can walk into an instance undergeared and do fine. A tank never will. A tank has to be overgeared in order to be considered good enough.
12-03-2008 @ 1:26PM
Feral tanks have had their gear stats changed around. My feral druid went from outstanding to mediocre in the last patch, and the not much of the leather gear in Northrend is going to help him get better. Blizzard monkeys with the Druid tanking talents every few days, so a good chunk of the feral community is sitting on the sidelines waiting for the dust to settle (or they've respecced to FotM Boomkin).
12-03-2008 @ 5:12PM
@Jedirawr:Feral tanks don't need Defense, take a look at Survival of the Fittest = crit immune.And Agi > Dodge, while dodge gives better pure Avoidance, Agi gives threat (through crit), armour and in a raid setting (Kings) gives better overall avoidance as well.On another note, I don't like pure DPSing anymore. Tanking or healing well is much more satisfying, since it is a slightly more demanding job. I prefer smooth fast runs, to topping e-peen dps meter readouts that wiped multiple times.On thing I have noticed is there's a lot of "LF1M healer, gtg" in chat, especially for Utgarde Keep. During peak times in Howling Fjord there will be at least 1 group in this situation.
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