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3-26-2012 @ 6:56PM
I think it'd be a great idea to add a warlock tanking spec. Right now, warlocks are in the same niche as mages in terms of gear and role, and mages are far more common, mainly because they're easier to level and not as confusing to play at max level. If warlocks could tank, they could fill a role that at this point doesn't exist. It would at least be enough to differentiate between them and mages.Right now, if you don't play either, the only major difference you'd note is that one drops cookies and ports people in while the other makes cakes and ports people out. At least with a lock tank, there'd be a unique position among clothies and maybe some would decide to try it out. Besides, who doesn't like the idea of a persistent Metamorphosis form?
3-26-2012 @ 7:38PM
My main is a lock so I loathe to say this, but I don't think mage is any easier to play than lock...except for arcane. Fire is a PITA because of its proc-heavy nature and it is hard to find someone who is truly great at frost.But yeah...a 2 year old with a mouse modified to keybind arcane's 2 abilities could play that spec.
3-26-2012 @ 8:24PM
Mage Time-Based healer.Rogue avoidance tank
3-26-2012 @ 11:22PM
Well, I think you're right about something here:This expansion's talent/spell redesigns definitely seem to be aimed at differentiating warlocks and mages in how they deal with reducing their damage taken. To me, it seems like going back to the old concepts of mages being "slippery-to-pin-down" casters (best exemplified in Blink) and warlocks as "tough, drain & tank" casters.Just look at the talent trees for evidence. Mages' are laden with abilities that help them escape or reverse damage while Warlocks play games with the manipulation of their own health and powerful absorb cooldowns.I love the direction they're going in. I'm just curious to see how it gets finalized. Like other posters have said, I suspect this glyph will be neutered to be more of a temporary-tank mechanic in this expansion, but it will become the groundwork for a warlock tank in the future.
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