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1-27-2010 @ 11:40AM
I've been playing a DPS Death Knight, but the difference between tank and DPS armor is very confusing to me. What's the difference? If I want to DPS, what sort of armor should I go for? My main is a Warlock, so I'm not accustomed to these problems.
1-27-2010 @ 11:43AM
If you see plate armor with defense on it, and you want to DPS, that armor is not for you.That's pretty much it.
1-27-2010 @ 11:45AM
Tank armor/gear will have "tanky" stats on it like dodge, parry, defense. They would also have a higher amount of stamina they comparable DPS gear.
1-27-2010 @ 11:48AM
Tank plate will usually:-Have a lot more STA than Strength.Some or all of: defence, dodge, parry, shield block (which you don't need as a DK).DPS plate will usually -Have more Strength, and probably some agility.Some or all of: crit, armor pen, haste, attackpowerBoth types will have hit and expertise.
1-27-2010 @ 11:50AM
Seriously? Well, there are all kinds of places to look for information; this is a good place to start: http://www.wowwiki.com/Tanking. Very brief advice: the difference between tanking and dps is that when tanking you don't care so much about how much damage you do, but you want mobs to be attacking you all the time. So you use abilities that generate extra aggro as much as possible, which for a DK means Frost Presence, Death and Decay and Rune Strike. Taunt abilities too (Death Grip and whatever that other one is), but they have long cooldowns so you don't want to throw them around willy-nilly.As for gear, look for stamina, defense rating, dodge and parry. Resilience is better than nothing but it's not nearly as good as defense or parry. There's such a thing as a defense cap; if your warlock has ever raided you're probably familiar with the hit cap, and the defense cap is the same idea but even more important. A tank doesn't need as much hit rating or expertise as a dps needs, but you still need some.
1-27-2010 @ 11:57AM
Heh, obviously I was the only person who thought Reuben was curious about tanking and asking for advice. Reviewing it, I guess everyone else's interpretation makes more sense. Never mind.
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