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    Best Tanking Food

    I looked around, but could not find a discussion regarding tanking food. My question is: What is the best tanking food for a pally or warrior tank and why? I know that stamina is important, but most foods also provide other advantages such as agility and crit. Even spell power for a pally tank with lots of AOE damage might be good. Any comments? Thanks.

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    It kinda depends on what you're tanking and your current stats, some people might advocate stam/expertise if you are low, or maybe even hit, however I think overall the best food is stam/agi. The benefits from agi (armor, dodge, and even a little bit of threat from crit) I think outweigh any other stat though.

    So my opinion: 40stam/40agi is the best overall tanking food for warrior/pally.
    (tbh though except for anub or really tough fights I slouch and just eat the fish feast)
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    Considering Paladins get SP and AP from strength, I'd have to laugh at anyone eating SP food.

    I eat food to offset any stats I am lacking at the time. Until recently I was eating +hit food, after a weapon upgrade I am over hit cap so I've changed to +expertise. This not only adds to my threat, but also to survivability by reducing parries on Death Strike.

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    I mostly go with exp unless i have a big shortage of hit.
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    Wouldn't Clam Chowder or Fish Feast be best for a Paladin Tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    Wouldn't Clam Chowder or Fish Feast be best for a Paladin Tank?
    Not necessarily, as mentioned a few times it makes sense to eat food based on what stats you are missing.

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    Clarifying: Never gear, gem, think wishfully or eat spellpower. Strength/AP will always be a better stat, and equally available.

    For threat: Strenght + Stam. For survival: Agility + Stam. Both are dragonfin food I think.
    Hit/Expertise are sort of oddballs, as neither beats strength for threat if you're exp-dodge capped, which you should be regardless of food.

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    I find a Big Mac and Chips does wonders for my tanking...

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    I kinda have to agree with above poster but on a serious note I generally do Stam/Agility unless it's a raid and then I slouch like Agg and eat the sushi lol

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    If you are missing hit or expertise, eat hit or expertise food (respectively)
    If you are a paladin tank, feasts/chowder are good for threat, agi/stam for increased survival
    If you are a bear tank, agi/stam
    Warriors/DKs go with str/stam generally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insahnity View Post
    If you are missing hit or expertise, eat hit or expertise food (respectively)
    If you are a paladin tank, feasts/chowder are good for threat, agi/stam for increased survival
    If you are a bear tank, agi/stam
    Warriors/DKs go with str/stam generally
    Uhh... Agi/stam is better than str/stam or anything else for warriors and pallies period, it's actually better than warriors for pallies, at least for survivability. For threat, chowder/feasts are not going to be better, and imo if you are having threat issues food isn't going to fix it unless you're like just under expertise soft cap.
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    Thanks

    to all of you for your comments. They are very informative. However, I prefer double cheese whoppers with no onions to Big Macs.

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    I like my str/stam food. But I think I have to go with Aggathon, Agi/Stam food would be the best for survivability with tanks regardless of class. In a block set for a warrior, I would go str/stam, but that isn't really viable in current content.
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