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11-14-2009, 05:29 PM
Hello all first time posting here. My question is about second tanking specs. I've searched the web for a second spec I'm happy with. My off-spec is a seconded tanking spec I used for the kt fight in naxx for the extra interrupts. It kinda seems pointless now because I haven't found a fight where it comes in handy. Anyone have any Ideas on a second spec thats useful or if this spec still has life left in it?

11-16-2009, 01:44 PM
Imp HoJ spec is quite useless now, the only time you really need to interrupt is on a fight like Anub, and you can just use holy wrath for that.

11-16-2009, 02:03 PM
I spec'd for Blood tanking and Frost tanking - I realized that I'm not crazy about being a melee dps. I find the dual spec useful now that I've done it. I use Blood for single target fights like Beasts and I use Frost when I'm the add tank i.e. whelp duty, lord jax maiden and infernals, Faction Champs, Em's adds etc. - mostly I use Frost when I feel I'll need Howling Blast. But then again, DK's kind of lend themselves to dual tank specs.

11-16-2009, 04:26 PM
Uhh ... grats?
He's a paladin.

11-16-2009, 07:47 PM
You could possibly try an Improved Lay on Hands build, for example: Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#sVV0MZV0tAbuMusIufdxo)

It misses out Vindication so probably isn't actually better for survivability or anything but, alongside the glyph, it will practically allow you one Lay on Hands per boss attempt. I wouldn't use it for main tanking but given that a large part of learning new encounters is in keeping the tank alive long enough to see the boss' abilities, it could buy you a little bit longer to see what you're up against.

Might be nice if you're progression-focussed and want to work out fights on the day of release, before strategies are widespread - maybe use the ImpLoH build for the first two or three attempts until you're confident you won't lose healers or something, then switch back to your MT build?

I guess your other real option is a 3/5 Reckoning 0/53/18 build and a DS/DG 0/53/18 build but I think I'd struggle to see the point in such a small differentiation there.