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4-07-2010 @ 1:14PM
I am honestly pretty disappointed. I have really liked the howling blast lead-in AOE Tank style. I feel that Bliz has gimped that style for many patches now. I used to also love how DK tanks were really about DPS. High DPS = high threat. Where Pallys were reflective damage threat and Warrior/Druids were more about low DPS, with high threat. I liked how Frost was more about damage mitigation (don't take as much damage) while blood was about taking it, and then healing it back. Just not as big a fan of the latter. I loved Blood DPS, as well. (even though I leveled as Unholy). I have played all three trees extensively. I am VERY saddened to see Bliz change things so drastically. I would rather have seen Blood remain DPS and turn frost over to tanking. Move dual weapon from Frost to Blood and 2H weapon from blood to Frost.
4-07-2010 @ 2:04PM
The biggest thing that gets me though is that before deciding on the "every tree can tank" experiment, frost was going to be the dedicated tanking tree (The reason why frost presence became the tanking "stance"). And now that Blizzard is actually giving DKs a dedicated tree, they pick one that was intended for DPS from the beginning. This along with all the mitigation in the frost tree makes their choice confusing to say the least.If they insist on having a DW spec, couldn't they put the necessary talent(s) near the top of a tree so any spec could grab them and then go deep into another tree?
4-07-2010 @ 5:04PM
Druids are about low DPS/high threat?Are you high? O.o;
4-07-2010 @ 5:19PM
They explained in the announcement that allowing tanks to dual-wield creates problems (parry-gib, for one example), so by making them 2Hand only, it allows them to focus on making dual-wield great DPS, rather than having to fudge the numbers so it can also tank effectively. Making dual-wield available to all specs would just multiply the problems.
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