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9-11-2009 @ 10:10PM
Interesting read. Agreed, most of it is human nature. However, I tank with two classes, the druid and DK. The druid is quite easy to get the hang of, and I think I'm a pretty good druid tank. The DK on the other hand, i have no clue, no scratch that, i have some clue, but i haven't really scratched the surface yet. There are so many CDs and oh shit abilities, that I have only used the most critical CDs. The rest, i know they are there, but i'm often too busy tanking to deal with them. The DK is so highly gear dependant its not funny. In the early days of me being 80, i was a horrid tank bc my dps was so low, meaning threat was very low. Now it's higher and i'm a far better tank (ie i dont lose aggro as much). Maybe i'm more skilled, but honestly its not that. Whereas with the druid, i slap on some polar gear, gem and enchant it, and wala, i'm a tank with almost 40k hp, and decent dps (enough to hold aggro). So...both have gear challenges, but for druids its more about grab whatever you can steal from the rogues, whereas the DKs really have two sets of gear dedicated to the tank and dps. I think overall the DK could use less gear differences and less CDs, while the druid could use more tank specific gear and more CDs. I kinda hope that comes in Cataclysm, but i know which way the wind is blowing. Still its very easy to say that Blizz is totally ignoring druid tanks because there is zero gear for them. Which would i rather tank on? The druid, its funner. The DK may be a better tank, but w the druid I can heal at the drop of a hat, and have buffs, and rez people. Druids are jsut much more verstile, which is why they are so popular I guess.
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