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    Need advice on Spec/Gear

    Hi, i've read a bit on the different tanking spec and i decided to keep the 'regular' one. but the problem is that on some fight im fighting for threat. (Malygos, KT, Saph) on 10 and 25 mans. I think im using a good rotation. Spamming Shield Slam everytime it's up, Revenge, while keeping Heroic Strike up everytime. I dont have the best gear but still not bad. Only few pieces to upgrade. I gotta regem every + parry gem too. Currently my armory shows a very bad spec used to OT Naxx. My GM want me to Spam Imp. Intervene. But im gonna respec to this
    This is my armory
    Do you have any suggestions about this Spec/gear ?
    Thanks

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    I think you could stand to trade a few of those +24 STAM in for +16 Expertise to hit the 26 softcap.

    Aside from that you have pretty high STR, your STAM is very high, your hit is fine i think, avoidance is workable.

    Are you popping shield block with your slams? I macro shield block and shield slam together so my first slam hits hard.

    Your wasting 2 points in Safeguard, thats (to me anyhow) a PVP talent. I'd stick one back in TC, take one from shield specialisation and put the remaining 2 in Improved Defensive Stance. Extra 10% damage is good threat.

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    Yeah i gotta redo my spec. And im always keeping Shield block before a shield slam. Is there a big difference of threat between using Red Sword Of Courage and Last Laugh ?
    Edit: I wonder if im really gaining threat with Deep Wound. Should i spec into cruelty instead ?
    Last edited by oli887; 03-18-2009 at 01:39 PM.

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    no stick with DW and i think there is a decent amount of threat with RS to LL, not sure how much exactly though.

    outside of that it's just really important to keep your rotation clean and regular. Make sure your keeping HS up as much as possibly, Bloodrage when you can for the extra bit of rage, though in most fights you will hardly be rage starved.

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    I actually dropped Deep Wounds (but kept Impale) and put the points I saved into Cruelty for more Shield Slam/Revenge/HS critical strikes. Personally, I think it's a superior single-target approach. I lose a bit on AoE threat due to the lack of Damage Shield->Deep Wound applications, but I don't think this is a big concern. With the DW nerf, I just don't see it as a critical part of my DPS or threat generation anymore, and my DPS seems to have gone up with the added points in Cruelty.

    My person advice is -2 points from Safeguard, -2 points from Shield Spec. - +2 points to Gag Order and +2 points in Improved Defensive Stance.

    This should show a marked threat increase without much drop in your survivability.

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