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3-16-2010 @ 9:44PM
I will be thoroughly depressed if they change blood to a tanking tree and make frost dps. I love blood dps, and really would not look forward to relearning everything to become a frost or unholy dps. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those, but I've tried all three, and blood is definitely my favorite.Here's to hoping that those Blizzard geniuses will figure out a way to keep us as the 'tank and dps in any tree class', I'm really interested in seeing what they decide.
3-16-2010 @ 9:55PM
Truth be told, Unholy and Blood are extremely similar in single-target dps. While Blood spams Heart Strike with the Death Runes it generates from FU's, Unholy does the exact opposite, generating another theoretical FU pair from its Blood Runes. Asides from that, a permanent pet, and better AoE, they're really the same. Frost, however, is by far the most interesting and fun. Watching for procs and seeing massive HB's makes me smile. Anyways, I'd hate to see the DK 'uniqueness' of sorts, in that it has three trees that can tank, taken away. And honestly. Why Blood for the tanking tree? Frost strikes me as the true one, especially with Blizz's further emphasis on avoidance, which was the main intent of Frost.
3-16-2010 @ 11:42PM
I'd be a sand panda if they nominated any of the DK trees as "The Tank Tree". I really like that you can choose what type of DK you want to be, and tank or DPS in any of those trees. For progression raiders, Frost might be the way to go, given that it might be easier to manage tanking theory craft for avoidance than the self healing approach that Blood takes, but for everyone else that isn't following the herd, Frost Presence and a def capped outfit seems to be enough.
3-17-2010 @ 8:09AM
Yup, I have to agree - here's hoping they keep each DK tree able to tank and DPS, it allows for a playstyle to suit everyone, really. Want to dual wield? Go Frost. AoE more your thing? Try Unholy. Want more single target damage and less strain on your healers? Use a Blood spec.The fact that each tree can be used for a very specific style of tanking AND DPS is the best part of the class, and I'd be extremely sad to see it go; not that I believe Blizzard would ever do that.
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