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5-04-2010 @ 9:11AM
Might I suggest Glyph of Raise Dead and Glyph of Death and Decay? The extra panic button that the Dark Pact can provide is quite useful, and I must say it has saved me countless times in dungeons and raids alike. As for Glyph of Death and Decay, I think the extra damage to our largest AOE holds threat pretty nicely; I've rarely had people pull off of me after I got the glyph.
5-04-2010 @ 9:47AM
The Tier 10 2 piece bonus is already the same as the Glyph of DnD. Sure they stack, but I've had no problems doing AoE tanking in Blood. And I even drop Morbidity for Spell Deflection (which regardless of past disclaimers, DOES work on some "DoT" spells for some reason; I guess it just has to be calculated as a direct damage spell and not necessarily BE a direct damage spell).I definitely recommend Glyph of Raise Dead though. Free emergency heal if you can pop your Ghoul.
5-04-2010 @ 10:41AM
I've been tanking blood since Ulduar, and I've used Glyph of Death and Decay since the beginning, because it helps on trash pulls and especially in random dungeons. But yeah, once I got the t10 2 set, I swapped it out for Rune Tap.But using Glyph of Raise Dead just doesn't make a lot of sense, though minor glyphs aren't all that big a deal. Assuming you put 3 talents into it (which as a tank, I can't see why not) then you're getting a 10% heal every 30 seconds (11% with the glyph). This tends to be just enough to give my healers an extra second to get me back up. While popping a glyphed ghoul definitely gives more health (40%), its on a 5 minute cooldown, which means once you've used it, its down for the rest of the fight. That's also assuming ur ghoul doesn't get cleaved or aoed or whatever before you have the runic power to pop it.Frankly, I would use glyph of corpseboom (if you're cool enough to spec into it) or horn of winter (assuming you don't have a shammy).
5-04-2010 @ 1:26PM
Corpse Explosion is both fantastic and classy. It's a great boost for AoE as well - with it my Blood spec doesn't feel any weaker than my Frost spec in that regard.
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