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telephus
07-09-2009, 12:24 AM
Yo so can I get a second opinion on my Frost AoE Tanking spec (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Bonechewer&cn=Telephus&gn=The+Darkside)? I'm putting some icy talons points cause i like the haste, I find I'm really slow, but if I could be better spending points to improve my AoE damage and TpS I have to go with that right?

Dehkayed
07-09-2009, 12:40 AM
Personally I'd go with something more like this

Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EMZhxxxhbIkf0Vost0g)

Silveronfire
07-09-2009, 06:46 AM
never go frost without killing machine. Its up all the time and who doesn't love a good old faishoned HB crit for aoe tanking?

Andaris
07-09-2009, 08:15 AM
You want to pick up Chill of the Grave if you're doing any single target tanking with that AoE. Your biggest threat abilities are Frost Strike and Rune Strike, both use RP.

Deathchill is fun, but I wouldn't use a talent point on it. Either you bind it to the HB Button in which case you can't anticipate it, or you keep it off the HB button and forget to use it 90% of the time. It's inconsistent, probably not worthwhile.

I don't think the haste is really useful, but it's your call. I'd rather have RP than Haste. It's not just your auto-attacks, remember that you're using a lot of spells and strikes, there's a pretty constant outflow of damage. As long as you have your rotation right, you'll never have to worry about losing aggro.

Looks good otherwise.

Molohk
07-09-2009, 08:32 AM
Yo so can I get a second opinion on my Frost AoE Tanking spec (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Bonechewer&cn=Telephus&gn=The+Darkside)? I'm putting some icy talons points cause i like the haste, I find I'm really slow, but if I could be better spending points to improve my AoE damage and TpS I have to go with that right?

There are a few points that I think could improve that spec.

The Don'ts:


Icy talons really isn't that great for you, you can get better threat from other talents.
Morbidity and the Glyph of DnD are not worth it for frost tanking, you'll never use Death Coil, and you'll only use DnD maybe as an opener (you won't be keeping DnD up, so you don't need the shorter CD), a lot of ppl don't even use DnD as an opener. Howling Blast and Blood Boil are all the AoE you need, if on top of it you spread around a few OB and FS there's just no way you'll lose aggro.
The point in acclimation is probably not worth it, 10% chance to boost your resistance seems way too low.


The Dos:

Chill of the Grave is good, you want all the RP you can get, for extra FS, even when AoE tanking.
Scent of Blood is great, for the same reason as Chill of the Grave.
The glyphs of RS and FS are great, don't underestimate the power of your single target skills, even for AoE.


Try something like The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/talent-calc.xml?cid=6&tal=0055300000000000000000000000305050003520331003 0025101351005200000000000000000000000000)