Jan 10th 2011 2:57PM The DS nerf is definitely going to hurt DK tanks. As it stands now, raid bosses are blowing through 20-40k absorb shields like its nothing. It really wouldn't surprise me if there was a drop in the current number of DK tanks.
Jan 10th 2011 2:50PM I think the HB AoE nerf has to do more with boss fights. For example, the whelps on Halfus Wyrmbreaker. The Frost DK in my guild can wait for upwards of ten seconds, and then still pull aggro off of myself, (a Dk tank, obviosuly) and a pally.
Sep 20th 2010 3:48AM Gotta love people who are still complaining about changes to AoE abilities this far in. Blizzard made it know awhile ago that AoE style pulling was going out the window, and there's really no point in them worrying about balancing the new specs/changes around 80 content with Warth coming to close. Better they spend that time working on ironing out bugs for Cata.
AoE is more or less dead folks, move along.
Aug 22nd 2010 6:43AM I don't know, I've seen some crazy rouges that do insanely good in AoE. But, from what I've come to understand, they are trying to get away from the mass AoE pulls. Which brings up major questions for some of the new tanking talents, but different topic all together.
Aug 22nd 2010 6:33AM From what I remember reading, and this was a while ago, no, the effect does not stack. Which is a shame, Blizz's "DKs get hit harder because they can self heal" is not scaled well. We get hit like trucks, but heal like a very bad a budget holy pally, hitting Flash of Light once every thirty or so seconds.
And, personally, I'm tired of healers complaining.
Aug 22nd 2010 6:27AM I, personally, have never had a problem getting out DCs, grabbing stray mobs, or blowing Def. CDs. I might not be able to hit HoW every time I'm supposed to, but it has a 3min duration, and doesn't give a whole lot of RP, so its not a big deal.
As for tanks not being able to use Def. CDs because of "GCD lock", that's just wrong. A good tank will easily be able to hit whatever they need to survive without losing threat. With the new Rune system, however, I see a great deal of problems. For one, if your runes on on CD, the only Def. CD you can hit is IBF. Second, that long of a gap could make it really hard to keep aggro over the hunters that don't know where their own FD button is, or are too lazy to use it.
I really don't think the comparison to fury warriors having free GCDs is a fair one. They have their HS, and Slam Procs, and Sunders, and Shouts that they have to worry about. Most of the procs for DKs come Frost, and for the short time I played as DW frost, I never had a problem fitting procs into my rotation, since it was more of a priority system.
And, from what I've seen, I really don't see DPS spec suffering (the exception being UH which is so far going back to DW). Sure I may have time to throw a Saronite bomb here and there, but that doesn't sound fun or exciting to me. Again, this is just from my own perspective.
Aug 17th 2010 9:46PM Normally, I'm cool with what ever Blizzard throws out, but I can't say I am now. The only problems that really needed addressing were the sudden loss in a DPS spec. It looks like 2H Frost is pretty solid. The only other thing I really ever noticed was the fact that most healers don't like DK tanks.
I know Blizzard said their reason was our self healing, but its not that great. Even our new dam. abs. shield is kind of worthless since we can't DS every two seconds. And unless it hits like a truck, it wont be all that useful.