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6-14-2011 @ 6:02PM
That is weird. I have a 348 geared bear and a 354 geared prot warrior.The bear is *MUCH* easier to tank on. I don't have a ranged silence but by god the bear is stronger on AOE threat. I HATE the last boss in ZG on my warrior - but on my bear it is just so easy.The eagle/fire boss in ZA - its so very easy to pick up the birds as they come out with swipe and thrash, on the warrior, I have thunderclap (with blood and thunder) which on paper is as effective, but the longer CD on it makes the bear the more responsive tank in that situation.The tiger boss in ZG, being able to battlerez when the boss vanishes, the superior swipe/thrash combo again, makes the bear vastly easier to tank on.Not to mention I LOVE mangle spam with berserk - it just puts the damage output of my warrior to shame. The bear lacks a ranged pull and I wish we could cast hibernate and rebirth in form (maybe make our dodge chance zero when casting as a fair tradeoff) but other than that, the bear is an incredibly fun tank to play in 4.1. We'll see how 4.2 goes, for starters it will be fun being super strong against magic damage.A good article Alison, I really enjoy your writing style and your analysis is thought provoking.
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