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3-07-2012 @ 8:05PM
With both brewmaster monks and guardian bears using non tank gear does it really make sense for prot warriors, pallies and blood dks to use gear specifically made for tanking? This seems to give them an unfair advantage against agi melee dps.
3-07-2012 @ 11:19PM
Agi Leather does seem to be getting stretched a bit thin compared to other armor types. Melee Druid, Tank Druid, Melee Monk, Tank Monk, and Rogue - that's 5 class/role combinations. All other armor types will support at most 3 class/role combinations. Now that there are two leather tanking classes, I could imagine tanking leather becoming a reality.
3-08-2012 @ 12:51AM
How problematical depends on A) group makeup and B) whether it's better to have more competition for the same (or similar) pieces, or better to have more gear that's worthless as anything but shards to your groups.That said, whether or not you can adapt DPS plate to tanking at this point has more to do with how far you can take the active mitigation paradigm. Or, on reflection, on whether you're willing to remove dodge altogether from the plate tanks so that they can stack STR the way bears (and presumably brewmasters) stack AGI. Bad synergy there, though, for plate tanks in PvP, although giving them the ability to parry ranged attacks would fix that right up.
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