Alright, I don't usually post in threads like this, but I made the mistake of reading it all the way through and I'm really starting to nerdrage over it. I don't know why people are bashing warriors so hard, in fact, people have been saying that I'm one of the easiest to heal tanks, and I take either less damage than my pally counterpart or the same damage (or at least did before I quit, and I had done 25 man lich king, just didn't kill, but I still know the fight mechanics and how hard he hits).
I can't see your armory right now. Wowarmory is down and wow-heroes is showing you in your block gear, so I have no idea what your setup is like. However, there are quite a few things you can do.
First and foremost is the proper use of the ability shield block. This is by far one of the most powerful abilities warriors have, and it is what levels the playing field between us and paladins. You should be using it right when you taunt off the other tank so he can absorb the soul reaper. When shield block is up, I normally block for around ~4k and I can critical block for up to ~8k. Since Arthas hits for about 20k, 8k is equivalent to having glyphed shield wall up. Our ability (and pally's inability) to critical block is amazing, especially with shield block up. This is an excellent cooldown that can be used to ease the healing transition with the healers.
Secondly - the add's enrage. This enrage can be tranq shot (or anesthetic poisoned off). Therefore if you are dying to it, yes it helps to stun it, it gives the hunters or rogues more leeway in getting rid of it, but it really shouldn't be your fault if you die to it. That is 100% the dispeller's fault imo. When I tanked it our hunters were really on the ball and combined with stuns it was completely a non-issue.
Thirdly - gearing. Idk if you're talking about 10 man or 25 man because you haven't specified, but in 25 man, honestly for LK 41k HP unbuffed is probably a tad on the low side, especially if your armor is equally low. With badge gear it is really easy to get to about 44k unbuffed about about 35k armor. The key is enchants and rings. Armor rings are extremely valuable. The H-Band of the Twin Valks is by far one of the best EHP rings in the game right now until you get the armor ring from ICC25, and even then, I'd still use that ring and H-Band of the twin valks because it is better than the ashen verdict exalted ring, which imo is one of the few other rings worth its salt. If you're not using clutch of fortitude, you probably should.
240 armor to gloves, 225 armor to cloak are also vital enchants. If you are engineering or can go it, the 885 armor to glove enchant is amazing and well help out your armor levels a lot.
Get Pillars of Might crafted if you don't have them, and the badge chest.
Like I said, you may already be doing these things, but I can't see your armory right now so I have no idea. To me it honestly sounds like you aren't using shield block effectively and you are probably really low on armor, that + fight mechanics. I've been hit for 62k (while having almost 40k armor raid buffed) by an enraged add in 25 man. It's not meant to be survived, it's meant to be dispelled.
Shit in ICC hits hard, stack stam and armor so you can survive it.
And just kind of a post script here. STOP SAYING WARRIORS ARE BAD OR WORSE THAN PALLIES. They are not, it is a total fallacy and if you play your character right you can take the same or less damage than paladins.
Last edited by Aggathon; 02-22-2010 at 12:10 PM.
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