It seems very expensive for 3 TP for a 'mere' 6% and having a 6k hit knocked to 5640 hardly seems worth it. Like most others I've avoided it as I'd rather float the extra points in Shield wall, anger management, improved taunt.
However when content changes, for me it was Council, ROS & Archie, when it changed from farming to progression, and from being a new guild tank to a regular tank. Threat is fine, but surviability, especially when some become a challenge (archie thread, heh). I'd rather have LS than the piddly Imp def stance, as sh!t happens, or you can take a couple of heavy hits, be rage starved, loose a healer etc. Something like Bloodboil where you can loose someone in BB, means you may have to suck that attack for a few seconds, and if it's been messy with dead tanks, healers, or you're stacked to the gunnels it can be the difference between a wipe and a kill.
It may not work for you but like others I've yanked points out of improved taunt (fine in Hyjal, not in BT) and put them into it. This will help on farm content (Gorefiend/RoS) and on Archie which I need to work on. If you read tactics/boss abilities for your current content, and see whether you will be taking heavy magical damage, compared to threat, need to taunt etc, then you can make your own mind up to suit your own playstyle. not intended to be arsy, but i've tried minor tweaks from other people's specs and it wasn't 'me'.
For T4 I wouldn't bother, beyond that I'd look more seriously at what I was tanking and who I was with (healers vs suicidal dps), and ironiclly my new spec isn't that far estranged. I use to run with 4/5 cruelty*, as that seemed the set to 'float', eventually decided I could loose points in anticipation (gear), Anger management (tried with & without, gone for without/survivability) & bin taunt altogether. The extra point in cruelty and a better weapon has ramped threat nicely (I didn't see 3/3 imp def really worth it) and 2/3 in imp def as a survival compromise.
*Tried without it and it just felt wrong.
Last edited by Dunmail; 08-01-2008 at 09:11 AM.
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