Tank trying to decide on offspec

90 Tauren Druid
2145
Need some advice being a relatively new player, if you wouldn't mind..

Since I'm a tank, options for offspec is balance, feral, or resto

I was thinking of going resto, since this makes me potentially more valuable for getting into a guild since I can take up either of the lesser played roles if need be.

However at the same time, I've heard that having a dps offsepc actually makes you a BETTER TANK IN RAIDS because in situations where only 1 tank is needed, you can help do some damage, either melee (cat) or ranged (boomkin). Never raided so not sure how frequently this comes up.

Any advice on what I should do? If dps offspec makes you a more valuable raid player as a tank, then I'd probably want to choose that, not sure how true that is though.

I thank-
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14 Dwarf Hunter
30
being that you're a druid, and have the choice, pick ranged DPS, but make sure you're actually good at it.

there is a STRONG anti-melee-bias thus far in this expansion, and ranged will be heavily favored.

also, if you have no monk or druid healers, you'll be getting all that sweet, sweet Int leather.
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90 Tauren Druid
2145
thx!
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90 Pandaren Warrior
15860
Ranged DPS is always better than melee.

A ranged can do a melees job but not the other way around.
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100 Human Paladin
13675
I go with a healing offspec, since sometimes if a healer doesn't show, it's a lot more flexible. And I like healing too.
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100 Worgen Druid
10605
As a feral offspec your gear is pretty much the same as your tanking gear. Every time you get a new piece just change your reforge on the old piece and voila, dps gear.
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