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05-28-2010, 12:35 PM
Hi, I got a DK tank, and I'm having problems keeping agro when I have to tank multiple targets, can u give me some advice about the spec, gems and glyphs I should use?

05-28-2010, 01:10 PM
check out this post on frost tanking: http://www.wow.com/2010/05/25/lichborne-frost-tanking-101/

05-28-2010, 08:39 PM
As Smellie said, post an Armory link, then we can better help you, with advice on making the best of your current gear, where to look for upgrades, spec advice, rotation advice, etc.

05-29-2010, 05:24 AM
There's a guide right on the forums.....


05-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Oh Selene you are every where i am posting =P

Yes I am stalking you :p

05-29-2010, 11:32 PM
yes satorri's guide is uber for dk tanking. if you want a bit more in frost I also have a guide that will be obsolete soon (with cata)
This is nowhere near satorri in tears of overall epicnes but if you are frost still it is a big help.
as frost make sure you are useing hb to the best of its ability
for blood make sure that you are keeping your diseases up and hitting your heart strike often, tab targeting as needed and throwing out icy touch. Unholy (my least used tank spec) keep all diseases up at all times and spam your unholy strike.
frost has best aoe tanking in the game right now. HB is insanely op and come cata frost is no longer a tank spec. also aoe tanking is being reduced in favor of cc and smart tanking!
blood can hold several targets easily as can unholy. the boost to icy touch threat is insane. tab target and spam that and you should be fine unless your dps is insane.

05-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Blood AoE isn't that bad. Just DnD and Pest your diseases and you should be able to hold agro easily.

05-30-2010, 05:34 PM
Like was stated earlier your armory would be a nice place to start, but i do not have that much of a problem holding agro on mobs, I run up toward the mob and I drop death and decay in the middle of them before i get to them, i death grip the farthest one of the mobs to me and immediately hit pestilence because by that time the ones closest to you are in range of your pestilence, then HB, and if it is a big mob ill hit deathchill before i hit HB, so the HB will crit on them and then tab target through rotating icy touch, blood boil, and dark command.