I just want to say I approve of warlocks being a puredps class, but want to see your reasons
1) Warlocks wear cloth, the lightest most brittle armor in game
The general theme is that fel energy and demon hunter rituals make us tanky, from a lorewise perspective that makes sense. From an in-game perspecctive, the mitigration is enough. Besides, druids tanks wear leather, which isn't exactly strong.
2) DA is mainly used in pvp for those under geared to get extra protection. (basically becomes a warrior)
Not even this, because it kills damage output. DA is intended for a warlock to tank for about 20 seconds or so. Basically enough time to brez and heal up a tank who had died. Or to finish a fight if the tank dies.
3) Class distinction, warlocks are a dps spec
Agreed, looking for more reasons though
4) It's one glyph that makes Demo somewhat tankable enough to survive trash mobs.
Once again it's so a warlock can, with say unending resolve, tank a boss for a short time in case a tank falls.
5) It would unbalance pvp locks as no one would use a tanking spec for arena's.
If no one would use it, how would it unbalance it? /confused. You're right about no one using it though, because it kills damage output
6) Demo's would get a damage reduction it return for more survival perks.
Disagree. DA already recieves a damage reduction rofl.... your spell damage is basically cut in half of what it was in caster form and no longer benefits from your mastery.
You skipped 7,any reason why?
Our pets would be useless.
... huh? Granted, there would be a reason to use soullink/GoSac Voidwalker for the shadowbulwark, but that doesn't mean pets = "useless". Besides, on buggy fights and pvp where they tend to wander off, pets can be completely useless. It was why GoSac was so popular....
You're hitting on a much bigger issue than warlock tanking and the "just ignore it" solution isn't a good one...
Doesn't fit the role of Demo
Hi Illidan. This actually HAS a lot of lore and planning behind it...
10) If Demo was a tank, they'd be blood dk's 1.2.
Not at all. Have you ever tried the form? It basically revolves around accumulation of demonic fury while spending it on fury ward. Warlocks themselves have barely any self healing this xpack (a shame) and even less consistent self-healing in DA form (I believe soul fire is the only spell that will give you any, and that is only 10%)
For DK's, whose self healing is a staple method of their tanking, it is a completely different style.
Once again I don't disagree with you, I agree with points 3, and 5 to a small extent (I would think maybe more RBGS, especially oens with a capture the flag one, but any node with a tank on it would be mildly annoying). However, I would be lying if I didn't say I liked the state it was in now. Even i have to note it looks cool and feels "right" when you're doing it.