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5-18-2010 @ 10:06AM
boneshield is another reason why healers hate healing DK's. with an ICD on the bones used you are just randomly taking 20% reduced hits during the duration, whereas blood and frost tank cooldowns can be used situationally...this tends to be the reason why people choose these trees over unholy. Forgive me though I understand this isn't a DK tank tree comparison. So a few words on unholy:Used to be(key word used to) the premiere tank tree in Naxx. This was when SS was straight shadow damage(so ignored boss armor, unlike today where it hits like a wet noodle as tank with no armpen) and unholy blight was actually an insect swarm surrounding your body meaning effortless aoe threat!(dont forget IBF was 1min CD :D). Bone shield had like 30 bones on it too.(jk more like 5). the more avoidance you have the better boneshield is! But considering the Chill of the Throne Debuff in ICC(-20% dodge) this was a direct nerf to boneshield up time and you're best not to try and stack avoidance to try and make up for that because of diminished returns and the effectiveness of Stamina gemming.so in conclusion: the change to unholy blight, scourge strike, and Chill of the Throne has lead to the downfall and obliteration of unholy tanking....also considering it has a lot of talents for PVP and Pet management(and is top dps spec) then its obviously hard to make room for awesome tank talents a swell....hence why blood tree will be loaded with goodies in CataSome of you may still swear by it, after all if you cast anti magic zone while jumping through mid air it looks like someone is blowing huge bubbles(only benefit of being unholy)
5-18-2010 @ 12:29PM
"insect swarm surrounding your body meaning effortless aoe threat"It bothered me that blight was nipped in WoTLK but little thought given to the effortless pally aoe.
5-18-2010 @ 1:25PM
"with an ICD on the bones used you are just randomly taking 20% reduced hits during the duration"I think you might have read the ability wrong. There is an ICD on consuming a bone "charge" but while at least 1 bone remains, you have a 20% damage reduction to all attacks. In other words, if there are bones spinning around you, you will take 20% less damage. A bone does not have to be consumed for you to take 20% less.
5-18-2010 @ 1:41PM
i stand corrected always thought and read that it was the way I described. ah well guess I don't kno everything!!
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