Blood --> Frost Tanking
Looking into switching back to Frost tanking from Blood. Going to use the same gear that I'm using now, but might switch from gemming Pure Stam to gem +10% dodge rating / 15 stam in order to be significantly over 35% dodge and 15% in ICC.
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New spec looking into this:
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Any thoughts / comments / concerns would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time
Why no Bladed Armor?
That is considered to be one of the must haves for Tanks.
In fact is it considered a must have for pretty much all DKs.
Chillbains is considered more of a PVP talent than anything else.
Otherwise everything looks good.
Chillbains in combo with HB / IT reducing movement/attack speed with the ICC content including Lady, DBS's adds and Rotface's slimes I believe would work well.
No bladed armor cause of other talent picks.. might switch to back to it if i have tps problems, but haven't had any issues yet.
I would think twice about gemming avoidance like you plan to. Chill of the Throne really should have no effect on how a tank gears and gems. The basic principle of stacking EH as much as possible for progression and new content is still deemed best.
Originally Posted by Carterhova
EH > RNG
Gem stam, not avoidance, it's better at all levels of content. Your spec (regardless of whether it is frost, blood or unholy) should have 5 points in blade barrier, toughness, anticipation, and bladed armor (its your best tps increase point for point).
I would go for this spec if I (my guild) really needed Improved Icy Talons.
I would not gem avoidance over stamina.
You're confusing Bladed Armor with Blade Barrier I think. Bladed Armor can be sacrificed if there are other more important talents to pick up. Bladed Armor would be a must have for DPS DKs, not necesarrily Tanks.
Originally Posted by Selene
I disagree, Bladed Armor is more of a tank hability:
Originally Posted by Djtk
DPS DK has what? around 16k armor, 16k/180=57.15*5=286 AP.
Tank DK has around 30k armor, 30k/180=166,6*5=833 AP
now, ofc 285 AP is good for DPS DKs, its like having a flask up at all times, now the threat you have with 833 AP as a tank, will help alot, its a must have talent for tanks imho.
Hmmm....you have a point.