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7-22-2011 @ 2:52PM
The last sentence was my favorite. :D
7-22-2011 @ 3:01PM
On an only slightly more serious note, here's something that might be fun to address sometime. Towards the end of Wrath I made a "lolHeroics" spec - it focused on damage, lack of protection, and increased benefit from healing. I did fantastic DPS, never wanted for mana, and lost aggro to only the most demented of DPSers. It was a great deal of fun for all involved! Things are very different these days, of course, but it may be fun to talk about how to do this sort of thing in today's environment.
7-22-2011 @ 3:33PM
That really was a great great last sentence Matt - kudos for that :) An a very good topic choice as well.If you ARE going to sacrifice some survivability for threat, shifting parry->expertise is a not-horrible choice. Below the soft cap expertise shoot up threat fast, and parry is somewhat less dependable than mastery (and more plentiful than dodge)I am frustrated in that i think I do great but for example, in our last 10m Shannox fight (normal) I only got off 110 Crusader Strike attempts in an 8:40 fight, out of a potential (520/3) = 173. Granted I still did a somewhat respectable 10.5k dps but it is damn hard to maximize keybind pushing when you are spending time strafing out of traps and getting debuffs off. Which is what makes some people really good. Could I have but gotten in 30 more attempts, plus 8 more SotR's that would give me 10% more deeps, which is never a bad thing.
7-22-2011 @ 4:23PM
That's what I plan to do with my Feral druid after I gear up my main, a Survival Hunter. In heroics, survival takes a backseat to threat because of all the AoE packs. Here's the spec I plan to use: http://www.wowhead.com/talent#0Zf0GfRubbrckMcz.
7-22-2011 @ 4:24PM
I've also made ones for the other tank classes to compare talent specs: http://www.wowhead.com/talent#jbGGfobMdsdZchc for Blood death knights, http://www.wowhead.com/talent#sbZRrhfRddoRdf0h for Protection paladins, and http://www.wowhead.com/talent#LhbMZZhfGdRRRdbu for Protection warriors. (Had to split up my comment because of the 3 URLs maximum rule)
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