However, the damage isn't exactly stellar. You can handle a ton of enemies, but you're going to take forever to kill them. That can be somewhat frustrating when there are pats roaming around... I do remember a couple of times when I'd have 4-5 enemies on me already, then end up with another 4-5 from a pat, and have to -blow raid CD's- to stay alive long enough to get a few down, before I bit it. There were a couple of times they got the better of me.
In my opinion, Ret will level you much faster. But prot is viable if you understand the limitations and advantages intimately and use it to your advantage.
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