Best Ally Tank Race?

80 Worgen Rogue
3165
Title says it all, just curious what the best ally tank race is and why. thanks in advance
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91 Human Warrior
7365
gnome
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72 Draenei Warrior
1580
I personally play a draeni but if you're looking for good racials I'd say maybe night elf because of the passive dodge increase, humans because of the free trinket, dwarves for stoneform and beard, draenei for the hit bonus, and lastly gnomes for the looks of them trying to slash something.
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82 Human Warrior
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Or humans.


Because you are fighting Old Gods as a chap from Stormwind. You are not from a undying race. You are not a resilent little bugger, you are not incredible ingenous and you are not a Space Goat.

You are Jim. Here is your sword and shield. Go slay a god.
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85 Human Warrior
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12/04/2010 12:41 PMPosted by Asator
Gnomes have NO PLACE BEING WARRIORS, they are children with an adults brain implanted in them, Devoid of everything that makes a true warrior great, and cant even stand tall in the face of their enemies. Gnomes are the reason the Alliance morale is so low and we of the alliance get laughed at mostly for.


What do you mean? Nothing like a gnome warrior destroying a tauren IMO. As long as it has or can grow a beard, it can be a warrior.

For tanking it depends, The passive +dodge is nothing compared to the armor cooldown dwarfs have. I'm pretty sure Stoneform's mitigation it's way better that a passive bonus avoidance like night elves have.

So.. Dwarfs for mitigation / Worgens for threat )damage bonus=
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85 Human Warrior
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12/04/2010 12:41 PMPosted by Asator
WORGEN, cuz its new!

no, it all depends on what your aim is.

Night elves have the perma Passive dodge bonus

Dwarves have an armor bonus cooldown

worgen are getting a damage buff

humans have the free pvp trinket

Draenei have their + hit and self heal spell with a cast time, which isnt that useful to be honest.

Gnomes have NO PLACE BEING WARRIORS, they are children with an adults brain implanted in them, Devoid of everything that makes a true warrior great, and cant even stand tall in the face of their enemies. Gnomes are the reason the Alliance morale is so low and we of the alliance get laughed at mostly for.




QFT
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85 Worgen Warrior
9605
They all work for various reasons. Gnomes are racially the weakest tank race since humans at least have expertise with swords and maces.

Go with what looks best to you. Go to Wowhead and see how the gear sets look on each race, and make your decision that way. Maybe see how their attack animations are as well.
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85 Undead Warrior
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Draenei Female.

If you are going to be alliance you might as well get to stare at the Waggle. Gift of the Naaru hasn't had a cast time for ages now, but I really have no idea how much it heals for at top level.

Also ignore whatever dude said about Gnomes. The amount of fun in being a Warrior, a Tank especially, is directly proportional how much larger than you whatever it is you are beating up on.

Therefore, Gnomes have a head start on fun and manliness.

I kind of hate being Tauren for that exact reason sometimes.

Go with what looks best to you. Go to Wowhead and see how the gear sets look on each race, and make your decision that way. Maybe see how their attack animations are as well.


This. Especially Attack Animations, they will drive you up the wall in the long term. I've wanted to have an item to make me a Worgen since I first stepped into Duskwood and fought one, naturally when I heard they were going to be a playable race I was pretty happy about it at first. Seeing the Worgen Male attack animations really took the wind out of my sails for it. They are terribad, the constant flipping and spazzing out makes them look ridiculous.
Edited by Grumble on 12/4/2010 7:50 PM PST
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90 Pandaren Warrior
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12/04/2010 7:34 PMPosted by Samayael
They all work for various reasons. Gnomes are racially the weakest tank race since humans at least have expertise with swords and maces.

Go with what looks best to you. Go to Wowhead and see how the gear sets look on each race, and make your decision that way. Maybe see how their attack animations are as well.


Gnomes actually get an expertise bonus with daggers and one-handed swords now.

As far as racials are concerned, night elves and dwarves are best.
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85 Worgen Warrior
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Oh, hell, I forgot about that. Whoops.
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87 Orc Warrior
OP
6475
12/04/2010 3:27 PMPosted by Prometheon

For tanking it depends, The passive +dodge is nothing compared to the armor cooldown dwarfs have. I'm pretty sure Stoneform's mitigation it's way better that a passive bonus avoidance like night elves have.


stoneform has a ridiculously small impact on mitigation even throughout the EH dominated mindset of wrath tanking where the prevailing opinion was that nothing as ever worth gemming for stam and every single bonus armor piece available was BiS for progression despite relatively immense avoidance losses people would argue nelfs having the equal or better racial

if healer mana is the slightest concern in cata the nelf racial is unequivocally better
Edited by Deepwounds on 12/4/2010 10:09 PM PST
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85 Night Elf Warrior
5880
I like my racial. :3
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80 Tauren Warrior
2280
Like if you want to raid etc and min/max stats, Night Elf is best due to the dodge.
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85 Night Elf Warrior
15680
Human for threat, NElf for miss racial. Everything else falls below those two, by varying degrees.
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85 Blood Elf Warrior
3475
Probably Night Elf or Human. Personally I'd say Human.
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80 Dwarf Warrior
1470
Only use stoneform when fighting rogues or Dks(and sometimes desperate attempts at try to mitigate damage while tanking.) Honestly go Human or maybe Worg.
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85 Night Elf Warrior
8645
Definitely elf.
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