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12-19-2011 @ 9:22PM
"... do not plan to implement a fourth spec for other classes because no other class...""... for other classes because no other class...""...no other class..."... Shaman...Give me Shaman tanking, or take away Rockbiter Weapon.
12-19-2011 @ 10:36PM
Actually I believe Rockbiter has been removed in the released MoP Talent/Skill Calculators, so there's your Blizzard response to that issue. :P
12-19-2011 @ 10:47PM
/rolleyesIf you're going to pull out a tired meme like that to soapbox something, at least use the quote correctly so your entire point invalidates itself? From above:"...we do not plan to implement a fourth spec for other classes because no other class feels like it has four specializations already."Shaman *used to* feel like they had a viable tank spec hiding somewhere in Enhancement. They don't any more. Say whatever you want about what Rockbiter does now, but they resolved any Shaman tank ambiguity by removing everything about the talent tree that makes it viable. Rockbiter is just as much "tank mode" as Distracting Shot or a Voidwalker.
12-20-2011 @ 11:01AM
If you don't use rockbiter to taut down drakes during Ultraxion's gauntlet, you're doing it wrong. I also used it every week to bring down a spider when I went topside on Beth. You're not going to use it on every encounter or even in every raid, but it's has it's place. It's certainly not the least useful shaman ability.
12-20-2011 @ 6:32PM
@Jack You can also use Hunters MD/Distracting Shot, Rogues Tricks, Druids Challenging Roar/Growl/Bear Form, Paladins Hand of Reckoning/Righteous Fury, Death Knights Dark Command/Blood Presence... etc...Having a Threat Generating or Taunt ability doesn't immediately makes your spec viable for tanking.
12-20-2011 @ 11:57PM
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