Vigilance - Why, oh why...
Hi there, long time lurker first time poster here.
Like most of you I've been enjoying our recent tanking overhaul quite a bit. Charging, thunderclapping and shockwaving right into large groups of unsuspecting (and mostly CCed) Trashmobs and at the same time embarassing some of our DDs on the Meters really makes my (raid-)day and casts a sparkling white smile on my Undead face. :D
Sword n' Board apart from introducing yet another "spinning-shields-of-doom"-animation is very interesting. Obviously the added critchance to Devastate is a nice boon, but more importantly the chance to reset our SS CD really makes tanking just a little bit more dynamic than it was before. Seeing Revenge yet again rise in power is a wonderful sight and Damage Shield is a godsend for pretty much everything you can do with your protection warrior.
Having said that, there is one particular talent that leaves me a little bit confused if not even worried. As you might have guessed by the title of this thread I'm talking about Vigilance. I assume you're all very familiar with the effect of this talent, but I'll still write out (or rather copy+paste) it's description because I'll need it for my next paragraph.
Vigilance - Focus your protective gaze on a group or raid target, reducing their damage taken by 3% and transfers 10% of the threat they cause to you. In addition, each time they are hit by an attack your Taunt cooldown is refreshed. Lasts 30 min.
So ignoring the second part (sorry 5-man tanks) there is something that really bugs me in this description. Let's create a similiar talent and give it to any of the existing DPS classes just to emphasize my point. Let's call it "Adorn yourself with borrowed plumes". Quite a long name for a talent, I agree, but it fits it's description very well:
AYWBP - Focus your lazy eye on a group or raid target, increasing their damage done by 1% and add 10% of the damage they cause to your own.
As the DD that is able to talent this buff, would you like it? or rather: would you like being balanced around it? and if you wouldn't be balanced around it why bother with it in the first place?
Moving back to Vigilance and to the question I'd like to ask:
Do you like adorning yourself with borrowed threat?