Biggest Changes to Tanks in Classic WoW if You’ve Played BFA



Comment by Pallipwns

on 2019-08-24T23:14:50-05:00

Druid, palli and warrior, what about shaman tanking guide?

Comment by Ganktrain

on 2019-08-24T23:34:01-05:00

Not changes differences.

Comment by biggleman

on 2019-08-24T23:34:32-05:00

y’all forgot shamans

Comment by Archimtiros

on 2019-08-24T23:57:42-05:00

Not changes differences.r
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They’re synonyms, don’t be pedantic.

Comment by Mikihisa77

on 2019-08-25T00:20:48-05:00

World of Warcraft back in 2005 was a unfair game when it comes about high end game content. There were no way of getting gear aside from raid and some dps requierement were really tigh. This mean that if you can’t reach the dps requierement for a certain boss even when adding every possible potions/flask/elixir in the picture, you were pretty much stuck. That’s why Shield Wall was so crucial because it allow you to actually win very precious seconds on the enrage timer by allowing you to tank the boss for an additionnal 15sec (1 shield block into 10sec of shield wall into 1shield block).r
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I’m sorry my friends, you won’t play tank shamy, and tbh you won’t main tank a raid boss as a pally or druid neither.

Comment by Mauthe

on 2019-08-25T00:30:29-05:00


“At 300 Defense, you still have a chance of being critically hit/crushed against Boss (level 63) mobs. Tanks need to increase their Defense Rating to avoid this.

At level 60, you need 440 Defense Rating to avoid being critically hit by level 63 mobs.This requires a fully leveled 300 innate Defense, and an additional 140 Defense Rating from gear.
This may be difficult to reach and focusing gear with +defense may leave your gear lacking in other important tank stats. Consider striking a balance between melee mitigation (Stamina, Armor), resistance gear when useful, and threat gear (Hit Chance, Crit Chance) instead of prioritizing the defense soft cap.”

I feel like a lot of people miss this point when talking about druid tanks, druids won’t ever be able to make the defense cap. This means no tanking Major raid bosses, they can’t do it. Only adds, like on majordomo… etc, maybe Patchwerk off-tanking with very good gear.

The article talks about threat issues, and a lack defensive cooldowns being a huge downside to druids… but honestly with a little bit of the right gear, druids are incredibly easier to play and hold aggro than warriors, at some point it’s an issue for them to tank main targets due to aggro I suppose, but they’re still quite useful and fun in 20 mans – can’t really compete with a thunderfury, but hey…

The defense cap is what prevented them from being another suitable secondary main tank.

Comment by JeusofDethecus

on 2019-08-25T00:41:21-05:00

“Paladins cannot be Tauren” is superfluous; no Horde race can be Paladin.

Comment by Saithas

on 2019-08-25T01:22:21-05:00

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“At 300 Defense, you still have a chance of being critically hit/crushed against Boss (level 63) mobs. Tanks need to increase their Defense Rating to avoid this.r
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At level 60, you need 440 Defense Rating to avoid being critically hit by level 63 mobs.This requires a fully leveled 300 innate Defense, and an additional 140 Defense Rating from gear.r
This may be difficult to reach and focusing gear with +defense may leave your gear lacking in other important tank stats. Consider striking a balance between melee mitigation (Stamina, Armor), resistance gear when useful, and threat gear (Hit Chance, Crit Chance) instead of prioritizing the defense soft cap.”r
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I feel like a lot of people miss this point when talking about druid tanks, druids won’t ever be able to make the defense cap. This means no tanking Major raid bosses, they can’t do it. Only adds, like on majordomo… etc, maybe Patchwerk off-tanking with very good gear.r
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The article talks about threat issues, and a lack defensive cooldowns being a huge downside to druids… but honestly with a little bit of the right gear, druids are incredibly easier to play and hold aggro than warriors, at some point it’s an issue for them to tank main targets due to aggro I suppose, but they’re still quite useful and fun in 20 mans – can’t really compete with a thunderfury, but hey…r
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The defense cap is what prevented them from being another suitable secondary main tank.r
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Go tell this to Skarm or Taladril, let me know how it goes. Both have tanked all raids as feral MTs. Skarm has YouTube footage of him tanking most raids as feral. Taladril has tanked all of Naxx as MT. Skarm is rolling feral at launch and MTing all of MC. r
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Misconceptions like this that persist from original vanilla are a problem. Warriors have advantages in some encounters, but the way the author of the article laid it out and the way your comment laid it out, it’s as if druids can’t possibly tank 40 mans as MT. That’s just wrong.

Comment by Skyrei

on 2019-08-25T01:50:01-05:00

Ultimately pointless but just curious, is this guide old? No mention of DHs

Comment by GraemeFairy

on 2019-08-25T02:03:37-05:00

If by DH you mean Demon Hunter you need to wake up and smell the Classic. No Demon Hunters in Classic, not ever, not even Illidan. Clearly you are not prepared.

Comment by Doorsfan

on 2019-08-25T02:05:20-05:00

Isn’t Base Hit cap 9%?

Comment by Cether

on 2019-08-25T02:28:24-05:00

Worth mentioning that juju and elixir don’t stack.r
Although the buffs both show, the stats don’t change sadly. r
Found this out after farming a lot of juju while grinding Timbermaw in classic on my rogue and then raiding MC, RIP.

Comment by ironskillet

on 2019-08-25T02:30:38-05:00

except the defense cap only matters for like…. 2-3 bossesr
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if you think you need 440 defense to tank a raid boss then your guild is in for some rough progression.

Comment by Matze001

on 2019-08-25T03:19:14-05:00

If DH = Demon Hunter – this is a guide for classic (as you can see in the title and also at the beginning of the URL “classic.wowhead.com”) and in classic, there were no demon hunters and monks, as even mentioned in the guide itself.

Comment by jackplazma

on 2019-08-25T04:38:38-05:00

what is about dk dh and monk? the author misses everything lol!

Comment by ljgard

on 2019-08-25T04:49:43-05:00

In Battle for Azeroth, five classes can be tanks

*cough* 6 *end cough*

what is about dk dh and monk? the author misses everything lol!

you know they weren’t in Classic right?



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