DW or 2H tanking(Parry issues)

90 Pandaren Monk
SoF
11250
So as a new tank, I’ve read that monks are able to tank with both DW and 2H styles. However, I’m worried that parry-gib still exists, which was a major reason back in wrath that DW death knights were not encouraged. Does this problem still exist, or can I feel free to tank with whatever pleases me?
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90 Pandaren Monk
13895
Parry haste hasn't existed since the end of Wrath. Feel free to choose whichever you like =)
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85 Pandaren Monk
7965
Don't worry about it.

There are slight differences between a 2h and dualwield style in and of themselves, but use whatever pleases you. You won't be gimping yourself as a tank.
Edited by Jienya on 10/3/2012 2:34 AM PDT
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90 Pandaren Monk
SoF
11250
This is good news. Thanks a ton!
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33 Draenei Monk
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Parry gibbing hasn't existed since BC. The feature changed for WotLK and now parry's (so far as I've been able to tell) just mean you lose a GCD or two.
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90 Pandaren Monk
SoF
11250
Pretty sure parry-gib still existed in Wrath, at least during Ulduar periods. My DK tried DW tanking and had some bad experiences.
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90 Human Paladin
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that's largely contributed to dk's not having the talent that let them dual wield as tanks efficiently (I.e. the frost talent that lets the offhand mimic the attack of the main hand)
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100 Blood Elf Monk
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Yeah, parry-haste was removed in 4.0. That's why tanks don't get big chunks of free expertise just for being tanks anymore.
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90 Human Paladin
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I still prefer 2h tanking for monk
Edited by Úther on 10/21/2012 6:14 PM PDT
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90 Human Paladin
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just seems to net more dmg / threat.
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