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1-24-2012 @ 8:58PM
Honestly, I too expect 2H frost to disappear. Why? Because unholy needs a place. Right now frost is THE dps spec. If Blizz made frost the dual wield spec and unholy the 2H spec, than unholy would have a place. On top of that, frost is a fast-paced rogue-esqe spec. a 2H just doesn't fit that kind of spec.However, I don't see block disappearing. Changing? Almost defiantly. The reason is simple: block needs to stay in some form, otherwise, shields would be useless. However, block needs to change because of the unhittable quality is gives to top-teir warriors and pallys. I think the change may be something like making parry and dodge ratings give less dodge and parry % to warriors and pallys or giving more % to monks druids and DKs. I think removing dodge from shield tanks also seems a bit weird. I mean, would having a shield really stop a warrior from jumping out of the way? I kinda doubt it. But maybe, who knows? I mean blizz has created reasons for stranger things when they wanted to, just look at worgen dks, gnome priests and Nelf mages (all of which I have =D)Additionally, it is also people that they could modify the stats so that no one can become unhittable. That way, warriors and pallys would always have a bit more predictable damage flows, but that could be made up by giving extra CDs or other abilities to other tanks. This would be much closer to the current design and may be feasible. They would probably need to slightly increase the tank health to incoming damage ratio so that the unpredictability wouldn't matter as much, but it is doable.
1-24-2012 @ 9:45PM
With the shift to "active tanking" they could simply make all the shield-related abilities the ones that give you your mitigation and remove block as a stat altogether, keeping the flavour but making dodge and parry equally valuable for everyone.
1-24-2012 @ 11:14PM
Wow... I didn't even think of that. Guess I should have read that article. Okay never mind the stupid things I said, let's get rid of bl
1-24-2012 @ 11:17PM
Wow... I didn't even think of that. Guess I should have read that article. Okay never mind the stupid things I said, let's get rid of block and make the shield for CDs! That's an awsome idea because, along with getting rid of an annouying situation wherein pallys and warriors have an inherent advantage, that makes using the shield something the user has to do instead of the random number generator.Awsome idea. I love it!
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