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2-19-2010 @ 2:25PM
as my guild's occasional warrior offtank I find threat to be "less" of an issue then if I was MT, it is not that I can ignore it but with vigilance on the proper target and since I can always get at least as much threat as the pally MT just with a taunt it is considerably less of an issue- I would say for an OT since you will be occasionally less geared then your mt it is even more important for you to gear for survivability since you can always be in a situation where the MT CANT have aggro and you need to be able to survive everything all at once and since you may have been passed over for tank gear in the past with the "extra" stat buffer your MT has that he can burn on threat you can be significantly more squishy. Not only that if you do have to take threat off the hard hitting stuff as the OT in most cases you only need to keep it off for a short time. Now this is certainly not in stone as no tank can make do without threat, but as an OT threat is slightly less important.
2-19-2010 @ 4:14PM
As I get more geared it becomes much harder to tank heroics I just don't get enough rage at all. They hit me like pansey's and I don't get enough rage.I start wearing some dps plate gear to help me out but its not cutting it. And too be honest I don't think this was the design for warrior AOE tanking.Actually it seems like we were not meant to AOE tank and it was put in at the last minute.I am still able to keep threat but just barely with great dps with me. I shouldn't have to wear dps plate and to have 2 prot specs to aoe/single tank at full strength. (And I don't)Ya we may be the most popular tanks, but thats no reason not to buff us. People will always play warriors. Been a warrior since vanilla and tried every class at 80. Nothing comes close to the feel/effort it takes to be great as a warrior. Hell I don't even play my 80 frost mage anymore for pvp because of how faceroll it is.Bottom line blizzard should stop looking at charts and just make things at equal grounding.
2-19-2010 @ 7:01PM
@KronosIII:Put together a Threat set, if you need it. Not counting my DPS set for my Fury offspec, I have at least two pieces of gear for each slot, which I mix 'n' match into a half-dozen different tanking sets (MaxEH, Avoidance, Block, Unhittable, Magic, and Threat). TBQH, though, I very rarely bust out my Threat set, even in 5-mans. Even in my MaxEH set, which focuses on Stam, Stam, and more Stam (43k unbuffed these days), Threat generally isn't a problem. I'm usually pumping out 5-6k TPS without even trying.Be sure to keep in mind your four best friends for AOE tanking as a Prot War: TC, SW, Cleave, and tab-targeting.
2-19-2010 @ 7:30PM
To Sleutel I think you failed to see my point.I am able to collect threat. And if I wanted to AOE tank like butter and actually do more dps then most pure dps classes in trash pulls I would do a different tree.My point is the warrior should not have to count on so many different sets of armor to do the same job other tanks classes can do with their own 1 set of armor. And we should not have to re glyph just to match the aoe ability of other classes. (make cleave hit 3 targets without a glyph please)Yes that is a no brainier that those are your best friends but a class should not be so gear dependent. This is why warriors were so overpowered or so weak depending on gear. This is why I as one could raceroll everything in vanilla as a warrior with grand marshal gear.And it is also why it is the worst class with not so top end gear. Sorry if you faield to see the main point
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