Yesterday a friend of mine showed me the 25 man tanking sword from onyx:
110 def 1600 armor proc if i remember well, and i was thinking if there's propably some chance for DW tanking with that sword (there almost just like a loss of 360 health loss) can anyone help me with a build to try it? i just came up with this but i know its absolutely wrong cause its an adaptation of the old OS3d tanking build but intead of going unholy put the talents in frost xD
obviuos fails: no HB, no extra expertise, 15% less dmg when IT is up, no extra 60% extra crit
help plz i wanna know if there is a chance of dw tanking
note: don't start with dw is absolutly imposible bla bla QQ. I want some positive coments and builds... i have access to great 1h weapons like hodir 10 hardmode son don't start with sta-loss. And... plz critizice the build i made a lot even tell me that i don't f'ing know how to play a DK idc i wanna learn more eachday...
Personally, I'd go with this. Offers the perks of frost and still keeps you flexible. I know it doesn't dig deep into other trees, but you realistically shouldn't need to.
On the subject of being viable, yes, if you are Hit/Exp capped. You don't want to be taking more damage then absolutely necessary. Logic suggests you attack more, thus there is more chance a parry occurs. Although this is not a big issue, it can be annoying. Expertise is obviously more important in this regard, but hit gives that nice amount of extra thread.
On your own build, it's not bad. I think it would work out, but I wouldn't stick my hand in the fire for it. I love Rime procs with Howling blast for that extra Threat Shot and a bit of extra AoE on demand. I have not tried your build, so I am in no position to comment on it properly, even though I tried a similar two hander build (which worked wonders).
One thing is sure, it can be done given the right mindset.