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5-24-2010 @ 3:37PM
It depends.If you overgear your tank, and are limited on threat redirection (Hunters, Rogues), it is possible to become threat capped. Generally, if I'm a tier or so above my tank, I have to manage my threat a lot. It depends on the quality of tank as well, but if I'm sporting 251s, and my tank is in 232/245 gear, there is definitely an issue of threat, especially on Paladin tanks.As a Paladin tank, I have consistently found that DPS could beat me until I picked up my two-piece tier 10. Now my Hammer of the Righteous crits for 6k, making my threat generation significantly higher than when it was hitting for 3k. In a guild where you're all similarly geared, this kind of thing doesn't happen as much, but with PUGs (where gear levels can vary wildly) or new alts, this can be a serious issue.Other cases where I have to manage threat: 1. Deathwhisper 2. Battle rezes, or other situations where a tank gets knocked out of the running for a bit.
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