The DK solution:

Death Knight
IBF: Reduces damage taken and damage done by 50% for 12 seconds.

Glyph of IBF: IBF no longer reduces damage done. Damage taken increased to 20% reduction.

You're welcome Blizzard.
Yeah, no.
02/14/2013 11:13 PMPosted by Waylandyr
Yeah, no.


Why not? It's exactly what people have been crying about needing. It's essentially the same as a warrior's shield wall.
02/14/2013 11:48 PMPosted by Koveräs
Why not? It's exactly what people have been crying about needing. It's essentially the same as a warrior's shield wall.


No it's not. Shield Wall doesn't reduce the damage we deal. And you don't even address the biggest issues with IBF. The biggest issue is its cost. It's far too easy to stun us right out of the gate and train us. The cost needs to be removed entirely.

Secondly, while we're talking about warriors, Arms and Fury get a second damage reduction: Die by the Sword. Warriors have methods of physical damage reduction, DK's have one.

Third, you're completely ignoring the fact that Blood already has a 50% damage reduction with Sanguine Fortitude. Blood would take an unnecessary hit to its damage if they do it your way.

As things stand now, IBF is ONLY good for its stun immunity. 20% on a 3 min cooldown is downright pathetic as is, never mind the cost. There either needs to be a massive cooldown reduction, or a small cooldown reduction coupled with a small increase in the reduction.
02/15/2013 07:41 AMPosted by Karaahl
As things stand now, IBF is ONLY good for its stun immunity. 20% on a 3 min cooldown is downright pathetic as is, never mind the cost. There either needs to be a massive cooldown reduction, or a small cooldown reduction coupled with a small increase in the reduction.


Especially seeing as it's for only 12 seconds. I'd understand the 3 min cd if it was for 30-40 seconds.
Doubt they'd do it unless they revamped the glyph. when people even complain about the cooldown. You can glyph to half it just it's duration is less. apples to oranges. I do think that IBF and Raise Ally should have their cost removed though.

p.s.

you can make the argument how the IBF glyph is bad but it does exist. If you hate the 3 minutes you can always make it 90 seconds.
Reporting in!
Koveras you have to be trolling or not playing when death knight tanks were godly overpowered in the beginning of wrath. Then got hit like a mack truck with the patch 3.2 nerd.
Keep in mind that any change you make for pvp will also be present in pve. That is why boneshield didn't become baseline- it would be too strong for pve. I do think the cost of IBF should be removed for all specs though. Adding a damage component to IBF would give pve dps another offensive cooldown that they don't need.

DKs are expected to spend a good portion of their pvp time in blood presence. That's why they are doing te same health % on presence swap. Like it or not, that is their answer.
Ya, they need to not screw with this game to try and tune Win Trading.
Object. Depending on the fight, this would be bad in PvE for dk tanks in raids.

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