View Full Version : 3.3 DK DW Tank weapons: Peacekeeper x2 or Tankard x2?

12-05-2009, 03:20 AM
I've got 2x Peacekeeper Blades (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47500), and 2x Tankard of Terror (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48663).

When 3.3 hits I'd like to put Rune of the Nerubian Carapace (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?spell=70164) on them, respec to a Frost DW tank build (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EhZhxe0IbI0czfuzAo0x:TNa0Mm), and give DW tanking a try.

Up until now I've mostly ignored DW tanking, and am playing catchup in terms of knowing the build/style/mechanics/etc. I'm aware you want slower 1H weapons, which are generally dps weapons rather than tanking ones. But 2x Peacekeeper + 2x Rune gives significant additional Defense stats.

Anyone have any thoughts and/or data on what's better? Faster, ilvl 219 weapons w/ defense stats, or slower ilvl 226 dps weapons?

Death Golem
12-05-2009, 09:12 AM
the tankards, because they pull more TPS, and most of the time, TPS is the biggest problem of a DK tank...

12-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks, makes sense.

Death Golem
12-05-2009, 03:38 PM
you're welcome :)

12-08-2009, 02:24 PM
Also, with Patch 3.3, Stoneskin gargoyle is availavle for 1H weapons as well.

12-08-2009, 04:14 PM
Yup, it's called Rune of the Nerubian Carapace (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?spell=70164). I logged my DK out in Acherous in front of a rune forge so getting that Rune on my 2x Tankards will be the first thing I do.

12-08-2009, 07:36 PM
TPS is problem for DKs? what?

12-08-2009, 11:00 PM
TPS is problem for DKs? what?

I think he meant to say, "TPS will be your biggest problem if you use fast weapons that cause your Rune Strike to hit like a wet noodle"

12-10-2009, 03:20 PM
Also (I'm assuming your frost) the slow dps weps like the tankards, help greatly with the threat of tharsarrian talent.