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10-16-2009 @ 1:27PM
Very interesting thread. I was fury dps for a while, then my guild had old members log on. Just so happens they were all plate and officers. So raid spot........goneLeft guild and joined a new one. Now I'm the MT for 25 TOC. Funny how the new guild needs melee dps, and tanking. But no one wants to tank. So took one for the team and did tank.However, I do not like our aoe threat at all. Want to see a warrior aoe tank ony whelps? Trust me you don't.Only buffs I would like to see is better AOE threat or reduce the cooldown of thunderclap. Or flat out just make it do more damage.Another buff is to bring block back. None of the gear drops has block chance at all in TOC 10/25. Not even the war tier.We are iconic for using a shield, now it seems pally's have more shield based attacks.And getting 2 level 245 weapons to do good dps as fury is just annoying. Waiting every week for a chance of an axe or sword to drop is just really frustrating. Its our key dps, would like to see a vendor 2h in IC. Don't even care if it cost a large amount of badges, it will be the first thing I will grab.
10-16-2009 @ 4:20PM
Other than Captain America shield and shield of righteousness, paladins don’t really have shield attacks. You could consider holy shield at an attack, but with the cooldown, its sorta set and forget for the next 8 seconds.Not to be the grass is greener guy speaking for paladins, but shield bash may have double the cooldown of SoR, but it has an awesome interrupt that almost all of us are jealous. I do agree with you about shields being iconic for warriors (and pallies as well, I just feel dirty playing ret with now shield equipped), and hope when block gets overhauled we both get more shield abilities. I know that probably won’t be the case since GC said at Blizzcon we would get 3 new abilities in Cataclysm, so we are probably looking at 1 from each tree as in the last 2 expansions, but one new protection ability that uses the shield would be great for both paladins and warriors.
10-16-2009 @ 3:32PM
Shield Bash and Shield Slam are different btw. But the ability to interrupt is a valid point.
10-16-2009 @ 4:40PM
Our guild's MT (stillballin on crushridge) tanks the whelps like a pro, and he's a warrior. He is usually the adds tank for a multi-add fight over paladin and dk tanks that we have. He says it is only a matter of managing your cds and knowing what to pop when. Granted if we have a lot of aoe classes and they jump in and start going nuts it's going to inevitably lead to a couple dead dps, but the same happens even if we have a paladin tanking whelps. As a dps (though not an aoe dps), it's probably a matter of knowing the timing to start aoeing. Usually when the whelps first come out, that is a bad time to aoe, but if dps waits until a thunderclap and a shockwave gets off, it's generally good to go.
10-16-2009 @ 4:27PM
@muffin,thanks man, as you can tell I don't play a warrior, and should have hopped over to wowhead before I posted
10-16-2009 @ 5:26PM
I end up pulling about a quarter of the whelps off our bear tank on the first whelp surge. I'd really want to try whelp tanking in block gear. However due to the vanilla mechanics of the rest of the fight, bellowing roar in particular I'm on Ony duty.
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