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1-24-2010 @ 12:23PM
It's nice to have more DPS, but I'm more interested in a bit of relief for us warrior tanks. It feels like we have way too many keys to press in comparison to paladin and death knight tanks. I can't speak for druid tanks, since I don't have one.
1-24-2010 @ 12:25PM
Maybe it's because I come from the days of HS/Sunder spam but I don't mind warrior tanking being more active. I do think we could use some upgrades in threat, cooldowns (having to use up two glyph slots to come close is annoying) and maybe EH.
1-24-2010 @ 12:33PM
We druids can be bears of very little brain - because we've got three other specs and Blizz didn't want to hand us more abilities than anyone else, bear tanking's actually pretty simple. Mangle, Lacerate, Swipe, tab-Maul are right at the core; Faerie Fire with the occasional foray into Demoralising Roar and Bash rather less often; and Growl if the DPS crits too much.Warrior tanking looks far too complex for me!
1-24-2010 @ 2:37PM
This is exactly the reason I'm playing a warrior tank and still enjoy them. I would hearken prot warriors to being the rogues of the tanking world. Fast-paced, visceral, mobile, and quick to leverage their heightened situational awareness to their advantage. Ok, maybe the last part is a bit more player-specific... ;pI would argue, though, that being a "good" prot warrior is an art to itself and promotes skill far more than any other tanking class. Others will probably fairly argue to the contrary, though, as I've tried all the other tanks but not stuck with any of them for very long after reaching 80.
1-24-2010 @ 4:22PM
I agree with the three previous replies, I love how active Warrior tanking is; I play it for the same reason I play a Discipline priest. I also do it because it's making me work on my own weakest abilities. The challenge of it hits me exactly where I once avoided going. I used to play only heals and ranged DPS, and warrior tanking is a harsh, sink-or-swim initiation into the heart of the fight.
1-25-2010 @ 4:09AM
Another vote for tanking complexity!I was tanking as a bear for two years (since BWL days) and I got tired with lack of abilities to use. Having 6 spells for all your tanking abilities is truly boring. Now for whole WotLK I'm playing a warrior and regardless of our AoE tanking problems I think this is currently the best class around. A lot of different tanking skills give you a lot of utility if you want it. And if you want to have 3-key druid tanking, you still can just use those 3 keys and tank pretty decently.Buff to our DPS will be nice though. I would love to be able to stay close to other tanks in damage done. I actually counts.
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