when does bear tanking become easier ?
I am in love with my L90 Bear Tank in 5-man heroics currently. Most fun in a PvE enviornment than I've had in quite some time.
Then again, I love tanking in general and haven't tanked since H:ICC25.
Agreed, I'm tanking at 86 and haven't had this much fun in a long while. I shelved my 77ish DK because he has become redundant.
My only gripe...and it's a big one but kind of holds true for all druids is that our glyphs absolutely suck. We get X, but give up Y. We get A + 50%, but the cooldown doubles.
Mages on the other hand just get 5 seconds off their cooldown or 200% damage boost, etc. All add, no subtract.
10/03/2012 06:27 PMPosted by Vyndorathrani've heard guardian doesnt have as many tools compared to a warrior or paladin but this is crazy
I don't know what you are smoking but my paladin has better gear than my guardian druid and is squishy as heck at the same level (86). I absolutely despise tanking on my paladin. Maybe you just need to level more.
10/03/2012 08:00 PMPosted by Vyndorathranagain , when does bear tanking become easier ?
It doesn't. This isn't cata anymore, if you wanna faceroll your way through tanking, don't play a tank. If anything, going into raids/more challenging content is gonna make the need to micromanage SD uptime and prioritize SD vs FR, cooldown management, etc even more critical. For me, all that stuff is fun. Swipespam and lawlbubble bored the crap out of me. This new system has its problems, but I'm loving it.
While everything in your gut will say "no, no, use savage defense, you're doing it wronnnngggg," at levels where a mage could tank a boss and survive with heals, SD isn't going to matter much, and that extra attack will significantly help out where you have multiple mobs. This tab-targeting hell will ease up a bit at level 22 once you get swipe, and once you have thrash (level 28) (which will be an additional aoe and will also give you more mangle procs than faerie fire alone), it'll become pretty simple, and you'll start to incorporate savage defense into the mix in place of maul.
It used to be a passive ability and I haven't played my bear tank spec in a while and boy did I have issue when I went and tanked heroic Alys before MOP lol
It has to change. I don't want to sit and look at my bar button when it's up to activate it.
10/04/2012 10:34 AMPosted by ElvinnaIt has to change. I don't want to sit and look at my bar button when it's up to activate it.
Then don't tank. That's the way it is and most other bears I've talked to enjoy it. I know I do.
It is also very easy to use Power Auras to create visuals about Savage Defense. ie, you have 60 rage and Savage Defense is useable... or you have Savage Defense currently up and it's counting down, etc.
Was doing 5 man moshoo palace lol or what ever its called.. N my group dies from standing in spinning knives... Bad idea...
But my bear pops all the utility we have and brings boss down on my own.. N yea he still had a bit of life I him... Boss I mean... Who needs a team when u have a bear lol.. Just saying love my flea bag
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