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12-05-2010 @ 10:10AM
Whats the disadvantage of running two tank spec'd players in 5mans?Up until now(lvl 71) my prot warrior tank has been anywhere from 50-80% of total party dps so saying that "You'll give the tank fits, generate little to no DPS, and confuse everyone." is not wholly true.now, wether or not the dps and healer can deal with the concept of two tanks is another story, so long as the healer follows the furthest tank forward the instance will clear fine.
12-05-2010 @ 3:28PM
If your prot warrior has been that much of party DPS, two things are probably happening:A - you are in a group with poor DPS. Either they are poorly geared or don't understand their class mechanics yet.B - you are tanking. Prot warriors (especially well geared ones) at certain levels can put out a lot of damage when they have the much less restricted rage that comes from being the focus of enemy attacks.Now, if you were NOT tanking, your DPS would be poor. And if you were a well geared DPS warrior, your DPS would be better when not tanking. I've leveled a new alt to 67 almost entirely via dungeons, I have yet to have a tank beat me on DPS who wasn't four levels higher than me or geared to the teeth in heirlooms and the best blues or epics available. (That one tank was a level 68 paladin when I was level 64, and he still barely outDPS'd me.)
12-05-2010 @ 5:03PM
To add to this: it goes for more than just prot-specced warriors; many tanks have attacks that can only be used after avoiding attacks, and all of 'em have more resources when they're the one being attacked.It also takes far less brainpower to confirm that the mob not attacking you is, instead, attacking another tank, than it is to simply recognize that the mob is just not attacking you, and it's usually simpler for your healer if all the damage is going to one place.
12-07-2010 @ 11:58AM
I've been lvling a prot warr the past two weeks, and almost to 50. I've never been beat on dps, and its usually by a long shot too. (Here's the boa i have: mail chest, leather shoulders, 1H mace, and bow. Don't judge :P )However, the same thing happened to me when I lvled my prot pally as well (with no boa). I really think it's just the fact that you enter combat a few seconds before every else (or should be anyways), and have to spread around some aoe love before they can start nuking. Those few attacks on every pull really add up to the total dmg done, and hence ur dps.
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