The Vengeful Polyglot

Posts Tagged ‘tanking

 

So, I’ve finally upgraded my level 80 healing set to 85! My paladin, Amante, just hit 85 today (along with Matteo’s druid!), so I again have all four healers at max level in Heroics. Shiny! She’s also my sixth 85 overall, which is exciting. Next, up my Horde DK! Win win win~

 

Earlier today, Ghostcrawler came out of his self-induced, whiskey-filled desert isle seclusion (or so I imagine!) to write a new Dev Watercooler about tank threat. Specifically, how it’s no longer going to be an issue. Already the hotfix has gone live bumping threat generation from 300% to 500%, and the Vengeance change is slated for the next patch (4.3?).

Overall, I’ve got to say… I think I agree with him. Sure, this is a fairly sizable paradigm shift that I never really thought, given Blizzard comments in the past, would come to pass, but having tanked at least some on all four classes (and having gone through tanking Heroics and BH on my Alliance DK) I can say that I personally never found threat stats to be too compelling versus survivability.

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