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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Tanks Reply with quote

So my Rogue is coming up on 70, and for my next toon I want to make a tank. I'm trying to decide between druid, warrior and paladin, though I'd prefer to play druid. I don't know a whole lot about end game tanking and whatnot, but I'm wondering if druids are suitable main tanks in raids and such, or if I should consider a different class?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Druids are definitely suitable for end game tanking. Go drood or go home. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only listen to half of what he said... the first half.

Luckily, tanks of all types are viable end-game. Druids and Warriors have it easy for gear while Paladin are pretty limited (though before I quit that was getting better).

Paladin have no problems with the threat issue. Their downfall is their resistances and their health. They have some great mitigation for physical, but their non-physical sucks. Some end-game instances have mobs that deal 13K spell damage and, as a tankadin, you WILL die from that.

Druids have so much health that they act more as a damage sponge than a mitigation tank.

Warriors are tried and true. I still feel they are the best tanks for equivalent gear and skill. They're biggest issue is their threat generation is slower than the others, and that's not that big a deal anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for the info, Mojo. Bear it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, ummm... Just bear with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Mojo, unless something has changed, War's were always 'prefered' tanks because they were better at generating threat. It was with the introduction of Mangle and Lacerate that Druids caught up in that aspect.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demon Soul needs more Druids and more Resheph for that matter...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mongolio wrote:
And, ummm... Just bear with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked this up today.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akuma wrote:
Mongolio wrote:
And, ummm... Just bear with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akuma wrote:
Worked this up today.


That's pretty much the way I'd go, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's almost identical to my spec, Omen of Clarity rocks.
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