03/22/2012 11:02 AMYou guys are missing the fact you can still be crit, can't parry and have 5% dodge. Sorry to crash your party but you'll be offtanking some caster adds in the absence of a hunter pet.
Posted by Manic
Sorry to clash your party, but avoidance isn't a must, like shields aren't a must if you take a look at DK's.
Different mechanics, different ways to mitigate. That's what counts.
the only thing i don't like about this is that every tom and harry warlock in a pve dungeon will be pulling crap because they think they can tank.
i have noticed that several classes are getting some type of "tanking" ability and it doesn't seem to bode well for actuall tanks.it's bad enough i usually have hunters pulling early but now every impatiant fury and arms warrior will be charging into packs,hunters pulling other packs,locks running around taunting things,dogs and cats living in harmony...
i have to reserve judgement untill mop goes live but my prot warrior has a bad,bad feeling about the chaos that could come with these changes.
Don't blame the changes for what a few baddies do because they don't understand that simple threat generation doesn't mean tanking.
The actual shamans aren't real tanks. They have threat abilities, but no way to sustain damage. The warlock with these changes will be completely different.
This glyph gives an entire basis to sustain an actual tank. Even the dps cd, Demon Soul from Demonology becomes mitigation because it gives mastery, and the mastery with that glyph reduces the damage received.
That glyph changes one mechanic to make two different roles effective. We will only need to take a look and need some balance around DF generation and other stuff to balance the lack of avoidance. Rotations and other, but the tanking is right there.
The only thing I didn't find was a baseline taunt. I'm guessing it's Soulshatter, prob will have a small cd like any other taunt because of the glyph.