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11-27-2009 @ 4:56PM
I agree with William - a lot of people, when discussing EH, talk about stacking stamina over avoidance. As a bear tank I try to read a lot into these discussions. I'm not sure this article really address that issue though. I think the TL:DR of this article could basically be summed up as: "Health doesn't matter if your cooldowns aren't used properly, since there's plenty of ways to die even with plenty of health. That's how the encounters were designed."But is it really worth it for me to pick up Feral Aggression?From what I can see it's a bit like stacking a little extra armor - but at the cost of losing a few other, (to me) more important talents. Are there any druids that swear by it? Most ones I've seen say it isn't worth it ...
11-27-2009 @ 5:16PM
Versus something like Gormok-25 in ToGC, then an improved attack-power reduction debuff on the boss is pretty close to mandatory until and unless you outgear the encounter. Given the threat production needed for the encounter's DPS requirement, you can make a pretty compelling argument that one of your warlocks or DPS warriors should pick up the talent for it rather than the tanks. However, this does place the raid in the position of relying on a DPS to refresh a debuff that's a DPS loss for them and only pays dividends for the tank, and -- as I observed -- DPS are not always good about doing that.
11-27-2009 @ 5:25PM
ALL tanks that are in top raid guilds in wow(prem ensidia and so on) along with any tank that takes job they do to heart does nothing but seek stam. its by far the most useful tank stat. dodge and parry are a CHANCE to not take dmg and only effect reg melee hits. armor is just there on gear its not something you can really hunt for...just like int is on dps gear its not something you really hunt for its just a given its on the item. with this artical and the last going stam as most imp stat still holds true cuz when all else fails its always there to save ya. the xpac is loaded with raid dmg that hits tanks and magic in no way will armor or anything else help other than pure health.go stam or go home
11-27-2009 @ 5:51PM
@allison:You seem to have forgotten the Vindication talent (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=26016) when talking about AP debuffs. Any ret paladin worth their salt will take it and have it up near 100% of the time with no extra GCD's needed. I've also seen many prot paladins take it, but the point is that you can easily have the debuff without worrying about irresponsible dps.A fun read otherwise, even if I still don't get all of it.
11-27-2009 @ 6:13PM
ohsnap: http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Tarren+Mill&n=KungenGo tell Kungen that. 32K HP unbuffed he has.
11-27-2009 @ 6:22PM
not sure a highly specialised, Anub-add tanking spec/gear choice is the best example to use here...
11-27-2009 @ 6:23PM
(that's directed at peewee)
11-27-2009 @ 7:38PM
@PeeWee:http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Tarren+Mill&n=Ekyz is their other warrior tank. Hmm, 43K unbuffed health, gemming/enchanting almost entirely for Stamina.
11-27-2009 @ 10:10PM
@PeeWee:Also notice that Kungen has two tanking specs. I venture a guess that he has a Stamina build and an Avoidance build... so he can tank any situation. You're probably looking at his Avoidance build.
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