Hi fellow tanks
I've been tanking as a prot pally for some time now and am currently in FL HC with my guild. However I also started a warrior twink, with whom I'm arguably not as experienced and who's not yet as well equiped as my pally.
However as we have 5 ppl rolling on Pally/Priest/WL tokens and only 2 rolling on hunter/shaman/warri I'm kinda intrigued to switch to my warrior for the next contentpatch.
However I'm still having some issues with ye old warrior :-)
1) I REALLY miss the pallies imbataunt Righteous Defense - not all that important in raids but the lack of it gives me a little hassle in heroics
2) I can't seem to get my warrior to blockcap with mastery only scaling like 1.5 instead of 2.25 :-( If that remains impossible in 4.3 my concern is that damage will be less smooth as a direct result of it
3) The warrior's CDs feel a little weak compared to the pallies.
Pally: 50% less dmg for 12 sec every 3 min
Warri: 40% less dmg for 12 sec every 2 min
Not a huge difference here
Pally: 20% less dmg + You may die free of charge ;-)
Warrior: You get +30% HP
I would see slight fav. for the pally here on the other hand the warriors spell lasts longer so about the same as well
Pally: 20% less dmg for raid
Warri: 20% more HP for raid
Now here I definitely see the pally at the front... The 20% more HP means the raid will survive the same as with the pallybuff - but they will need to be healed. AND for the warri this is shared CD with Last Stand - not so for the pally
Pally: 20% less dmg every minute
Pally: +20% blockvalue
Warri: Shield Block
Now unless I really stupidly skipped sth. that puts the pally in front of the warri in terms of CDs...
Any experienced warrior tank willing to change my mind on this? Would be heavily appreciated :)