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3-29-2011 @ 9:21PM
I agree with friedman that pally tanking is a ridiculously easier, it even has a slower 'rotation' so you can take more notice of your surroundings. I'd say DK tanking now is the hardest of all the classes defensively to keep all your buffs/debuffs up. I play all four tanks and the DK is my main cause I like how it's almost an art to be at your best as a DK tank defensively.I take endless winter so I can interrupt. Abomination's Might is a buff provided by many and the threat and parry gained is negligible. I wouldn't use an agility weapon, and strength gives 0 dodge, it gives parry ;)What I would also advise starting dk tanks is to keep up Blood Shield, Blade Barrier and Bone Shield as much as possible, and interrupt casters instead of just taking it.Mibu I'd recommend Tidyplates&Threatplates, Tauntmaster, and an addon(s) to keep track of all your buffs/debuffs like needtoknow and power auras.
3-30-2011 @ 2:25AM
I'd have to agree with all of that, adding Bloodshield Tracker to the list, as well. Even though shields stack now, spamming Deathstrike whenever you have runes isn't the most efficient way to use it. A good rune tracking mod is essential as well, there are a lot out there, so it's worth experimenting to find one that works for you - my favorite at the moment is mRunes. Trying to see a bunch of tiny circles in the top left of your UI is a bad idea whilst your getting your face pounded.
3-30-2011 @ 3:04PM
Since Bone Shield isn't spammable (like a shaman shield), I've always viewed it as more of a defensive cooldown. With the very short cooldown, however, it is still quite easy to keep up most of the time.
4-13-2011 @ 10:06AM
Thanks for this post. I will be using this guide to bring back to life my blood DK.I agree pally tanking is much easier, but dk tanking has gotten much more interesting. I think dusting my DK off and giving it another try is worth a shot. http://hitpointbandits.com/
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