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12-07-2010 @ 1:09PM
I know I will get some flak from this comment from people who haven't tried it, but I really think it should be said anyways. Strength on a DK tank is actually almost as important as Stamina. Although the greater amounts of health will always be useful and needed, Strength provides a DK so much more threat, and is absolutely required when tanking for groups with huge dps output. We have some of the most awesome self-healing and damage mitigation in the game to make up for the loss "some" health reduction that it is worth gemming str over stam on occasion. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying to simply gem str. However, I will say that if you are a competent tank and don't allow the damage taken to be spikey for the healer's sake, you will easily surpass your dps counterparts in threat by finding the right balance of str to and to your equipment. Use Omen to guage how much threat you are comfortably above your group's output on trash and on drawn out boss fights. Gem or enchant to stay above everyone else with Strength and then go crazy with Stamina. Just always make sure to be gaining more threat than the next guy.Again, I fully expect to get some flak on this, but I know it works well.
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