View Full Version : What about this dual Prot setup?

04-17-2009, 11:51 AM
Since as MT, I never am called upon to DPS in a raid (I had a pimp DPS set in BC and never got to use it once in a 25-man), I am going with two Prot spec setups...

Max Threat/Trash - For bosses that don't hit that hard, or where threat is most important, and farm content. Also for tanking trash, or adds in fights like Razorscale.
15/5/51 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhbZbItrx0zidIzsGo)
Glyphs: Vigilance, Blocking, Shockwave
-Basically the spec I went with in pre-Ulduar raiding. Massive threat spec, while still picking up all the best surival talents.
-Vigilance and Blocking are the top threat glyphs. And Shockwave glyph reduces its cooldown by 3 sec., which will be nice for trash.

Max Survivability - For bosses that hurt, most progression bosses.
5/15/51 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZhi00xZMItMx0didIzsGo)
Glyphs: Last Stand, Shield Wall, Blocking
-Drops Improved Heroic Strike, Improved Charge, Impale, Deep Wounds, and Improved Revenge... to pick up Improved Demo Shout, Commanding Presence, and Improved Disciplines. Assuming the info about Maexxna AP (LINK (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f14/42342-level-80-boss-ap.html)) applies to all bosses, Improved Demo will reduce incoming melee damage by about 4.5% I calculated, equal to about 1,850 extra armor. And Commanding Presence gives me and everyone around me an extra 564 hp.... not bad for me, but also good for the raid in fights with a lot of collateral damage, which are many. I estimate I will lose about 5-10% threat in the exchange, so it's not for every fight. Just against the biggest and meanest bosses.
-With Shield Wall talented and it and Last Stand glyphed, I'll have a 2 min. cooldown on both. Will enable me to use them multiple times in boss fights, if needed. Very nice. Since there are no other surivability glyphs, I went with Blocking. It adds a little bit of mitigation, along with a nice threat buff through Shield Slam damage.

My Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Scarlet%20Crusade&n=Kerg).

What do y'all think?

04-17-2009, 12:54 PM
Since no one is responding to us I will leave a reply on yours =)

Our trash specs are close if not identical.

On your Max Survivability, I like the idea of having all of the points in Commanding Presence. I am a revenge nut though, but with the dual spec I may try the full on Commanding Presence.

I need to find some glyphs but our server doesn't have any of the new ones on AH yet.

04-18-2009, 02:40 AM
I went with your threat build as well. The last few days since dual spec came out, ive been toying with different specs. Tried UA, awesome threat but gimmicky, and situational, not optimal for ulduar at this time. I tried impale without deep wounds, taking more in cruelty. I didnt like the threat output. So sticking with the good ole fashioned deep wounds build.

Your survival build i really liked. I had been looking for a good survival progression build. I had tried different things, but never really considered demo shout in it. I did opt to put points in imp revenge rather than damage shield, but I dont think that will make or break.. just personal preferance.

Overall I compliment ya on them.

Im also in the boat of my server taking forever to come up with glyphs. I had to spend 150 gold on shield wall, and shockwave doesnt even exist on my server yet.