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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carterhova View Post
    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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    The World of Warcraft Armory - Carterhova @ Arthas - Profile
    WoW Heroes - World of Warcraft PvE character info & ratings

    New spec looking into this:
    Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft

    Any thoughts / comments / concerns would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your time
    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.

    EH > RNG

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    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).

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    I would go for this spec if I (my guild) really needed Improved Icy Talons.
    I would not gem avoidance over stamina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djtk View Post
    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.
    I disagree, Bladed Armor is more of a tank hability:
    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.

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    Hmmm....you have a point.

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