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11-12-2009 @ 12:33AM
I don't think the lack of a tanking weapon is strange at all.Based upon the 30% dodge nerf in ICC and Blizzard's statements about excessive mitigation ruining the healing experience, I'd say it was a deliberate thing not to include a mitigation weapon.There should be no need for a +def weapon now. At these high item levels the budget for defense on other gear slots is more than enough to reach the cap.And putting out a sword w/ mitigation would defeat their purpose in nerfing dodge in the first place.
11-12-2009 @ 1:02AM
Dodge =/= mitigation. Dodge=avoidance, mitigation=armor/block.Yes, I am sitting really high currently with my defense rating on my tankadin, and I have nothing gemmed/enchanted for defense right now. That does not mean that I would not like a tank weapon. I would love to see something perhaps with less defense and perhaps more armor on it...something more like Crusader's Glory is. Meh, until I get that to drop on heroic 10 ToC or one of the tribute weapons I will stick with my burnished Quel, looks a ton better then many of the other weapons out there, does the job, proc is up like 80% of the time, and not really that many weapons better for a tankadin at this moment.
11-12-2009 @ 5:02AM
Again with the non tanks speaking as if they understand ICC Radiance. It's been explained enough I thought folks would understand. You're basically saying casters have enough SP, so they shouldn't get a reward. First off, this is from a 5 man. Most people who would really want a weapon of this ilevel are casual, who I assure you are unaware of what Mitigation, EH, and Avoidance are. Even with high Avoidance, its from a 5 man, and tanking 5 mans is EZsauce with or without high ilevel gear.It sucks every class/spec couldn't get served, but again it's from a 5 man that drops a metric asston of epics. I assume it would be pretty easy to find an alternative.
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