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10-14-2009 @ 8:17AM
Well, the thing that makes unholy strong as a tanking tree is Bone Shield. 20% Raw Damage Reduction for a minimum of 10.5 Secs (14 Glyphed) is pretty powerful and outweighs Unbreakable Armor. The fact you can make it last longer with solid avoidance is nasty. This is what made is so strong pre-3.0.8/3.1 with the 2min nerf since you could maintain it for 30 seconds (much easier with the 4/6 charges.) A 50% up time for 20% damage reduction was pretty powerful.Also threat issues? Since 3.2.2 hit I have been playing with all three specs, and even though Blood is still superior for threat of the three trees all three are still strong. Unless you are running Hard Modes / Heroic ToC with the top DPS'ers pushing the limit your threat will be solid enough in all three trees and if you are running Heroic ToC I really recommend sticking with Blood.Finally, the healing for Blood is nice but isn't the selling point. I found 75-90% of my healing from Death Strike to be over-healing in most fights. Also if it is one of those dire situations like on Vezax HM where a boon doesn't move out of a shadow crash and kills a healer who was standing in caster range, nothing is preventing another spec from using Death Strike in their rotation to offset healing.
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