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    Tanking Vengeance still seems like a bad design to me. I...

    Vengeance still seems like a bad design to me. I don't understand what problem Blizzard was trying to solve.

    First of all, for most tanks, your first few GCDs in any somewhat serious fight are...
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    Tanking I'm talking about WoW API events. Last night I...

    I'm talking about WoW API events. Last night I did some testing with a level 80 priest and the level 7ish wolves / bears outside Ironforge. I let the wolves attack me and kept track of what events...
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    Tanking Sure, and you can drop crit if you have the right...

    Sure, and you can drop crit if you have the right talents, and I dropped glancing blows because I'm looking at it from a mob vs. tank PoV.


    In theory, because of absorbs and full resists, the hit...
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    Tanking First of all, you're talking a lot about block,...

    First of all, you're talking a lot about block, so I assume you're talking about vengeance and mastery as it relates to tanks who block. A lot of what you're talking about doesn't apply to DKs and...
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    Tanking Biggest by remaining value, or biggest by initial...

    Biggest by remaining value, or biggest by initial value?
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    Tanking Beyond the basic attack table

    The basic attack table goes something like: miss -> dodge -> parry -> block -> crit -> crush -> hit.

    But, what happens when a Prot Paladin with a shield, protected by a Power Word: Shield, and a...
  7. IMO, the biggest Death Strike change is that it...

    IMO, the biggest Death Strike change is that it now heals you regardless of any diseases you have on the target.

    Previously:



    Now:
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    Tanking Yeah, those orc paladins have it made.

    Yeah, those orc paladins have it made.
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    Tanking Last night we killed the Blood Princes in ICC-10...

    Last night we killed the Blood Princes in ICC-10 for the second time. The way we planned to do it (and eventually succeeded) was 3 healers, 2 melee tanks, and 1 caster tank. One healer stayed with...
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    Tanking I think the real expanded version of the...

    I think the real expanded version of the "avoidance makes damage spiky" thought is "if we compare two tanks, one with high avoidance and low mitigation, vs. one with low avoidance and high...
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    Death Knight I've done HHOR as a DK tank and as a druid...

    I've done HHOR as a DK tank and as a druid healer. For a long while I just apologized and left the group if it came up as my daily heroic, because even though I was probably geared enough to handle...
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    Tanking Or a health self-buff, like Blessing of...

    Or a health self-buff, like Blessing of Sanctuary, Mark of the Wild or Commanding Shout.
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    Warrior Yes, and then warriors would be druids.

    Yes, and then warriors would be druids.
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    Death Knight Does anybody happen to know how much damage an...

    Does anybody happen to know how much damage an ICC-geared disc priest's shield will absorb? While an avoidance tank setup might be terrible for paladin healers, if a shield can be expected to absorb...
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