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JollyWarrior
03-25-2010, 01:08 PM
My game won't load so I started theory-crafting an amazing AoE prot/build.

It's more Arms than prot, but I think this would be fun to toy with:

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAMI0fczVbrRzMzioZMIdrx

Dragaan
03-26-2010, 04:55 AM
Looks like a UA build but you're giving up 10% damage from imp D stance for bladestorm. Bladestorm only hits 4 targets, so i'd rather use a normal (surprise!) 15/3/53 spec. Then again, I'd rather use the normal 15/3/53 spec any time for any encounter hands down. Maybe my opinion is biased.

Ecthalion
03-26-2010, 05:42 AM
Also giving up shockwave which has a 20s CD while Bladestorm has 1.5min... Chances are it wont be up on every pull even.

JollyWarrior
03-26-2010, 01:04 PM
^^Ya, I meant it as an alternative UA build.

Muffin Man
03-26-2010, 03:02 PM
UA actually does much better on AoE now that there's an automatic cleave on Revenge, which hits really really hard.

That said, I never thought that UA would be worthwhile in a raid after 1) Vitality got buffed so the gap over SoA is bigger, 2) just about none of the ICC bosses play nice with UA (haven't done BQL, maybe her... although for non-tanking reasons it's a really good spec for Festergut), and 3) you take so many talents that just don't work on bosses (like 2nd wind) or can't be used while tanking (anything OP related).

I dunno, Bladestorm isn't that worthwhile as prot as people seem to think. In all DPS gear with a 1 hander, my bladestorm hits each target for 1k. That's more than TC dps wise... but not tps wise (remember TC has a 1.75 threat modifer on top of d-stance modifiers).

Sorry if that comes across as too harsh. But I'm also a purist like Dragaan I guess.

JollyWarrior
03-26-2010, 11:37 PM
^not harsh at all :p Just a fun spec like this one (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZGeeoxVzMxo0zAoMhtbb:M0hMzo) A 2h in one hand, a shield in the other. THINK HOW COOL THAT WOULD LOOK! and we all know looks > all.

Arikak
03-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Don't you have to be in Battle Stance to use Bladestorm? Seems like a bad idea in a big AoE pack.

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*correction, apparently not. Good to know.

Supermassive
03-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Def just wouldn't be worth it.
You get your aggro lead with bladestorm, then your a bit screwed.

Not to mention with a ua build you'd def want that 5 anticipation and even Sheild spec to make sure it procs

Grombrindal
03-28-2010, 01:54 PM
^not harsh at all :p Just a fun spec like this one (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZGeeoxVzMxo0zAoMhtbb:M0hMzo) A 2h in one hand, a shield in the other. THINK HOW COOL THAT WOULD LOOK! and we all know looks > all.

Titans Grip does not allow you to equip a 2h weapon+shield, only another 2h weapon. I remember being disappointed by this when I asked my fury warrior friend to do it (prior to dual specs) cause we needed an off tank for an achivement or some such....

Destruyen
03-28-2010, 02:19 PM
Titans Grip does not allow you to equip a 2h weapon+shield, only another 2h weapon.

wut? how do you explain this...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s138/bigjim53/WoWScrnShot_032810_151753.jpg