I'm looking at tanking as a blood build to try it out. Haven't specced it yet and would like some imput on the build. From what i see, it doesn't look bad but lacks some AoE threat possibilities. Allthough, I am most of the time the OT for my guild, and as some fights require only one tank, This build would help my DPS I imagine.Thanks in advance for the help.
You are correct in your analysis. Blood tanks sacrifice some AoE utility in exchange for, in my opinion, becoming a lot more efficient on a single target. I'd like you to consider this build: http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deat...h=000000000000 There's one point missing, so you could put that in Lichborne or Blood Gorged depending on yoru preference. It uses a similar rotation IT > OB > OB > HS for max efficiency in damage and lack of Global Cooldowns for easier reaction. The most common single-target rotation for a blood tank is OB>IT>PS>HS>HS//OB>OB>HS>HS//repeat. Your rune strike should eat most of your RP, if you find you have a moment to spare use a DC. The most obvious difference between the two builds is the lack of Morbidity ranks. However, this build puts those ranks into talents that should offer higher single target dps for you, which as you wanted should help you in fights where only one tank is needed. I recommend having at least the Obliterate glyph and the Rune Tap glyph for this build.
It's fairly easy to hold AoE aggro. With the glyph doing 20% more with the spec you can drop a DnD every 30 sec and hold aggro no problem. With HS since the latest patch hits 2 targets it's simple to hold two and when doing 3+ dark command or a switch target HS will do. Keep in mind to do plenty of Obliterates and Death strikes so at 1 time you can pop off 6 Heart strikes in a row. This spec is big on hitting targets with HS so a good expertise and hit makes the system run smooth.
Last edited by bloodomen; 02-18-2009 at 12:51 PM.