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2hander Tank, Frost Vs. Unholy
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has a nice DPS set and I was going to start farming to add to my tanking set I stopped making a while back. I have been trying to figure out what my secondary spec is going to be and I have decided I want to try and remake my tank spec.
I have looked over Elitist Jerk's
on the subject and I can't seem to decide between Unholy or Frost Tanking.
I have tried to enjoy Unholy but for some reason I don't like playing it as much as I enjoy Blood. I have been a Frost Tank before many times throughout my leveling and know the playstyle well. The main reason I'm bringing the question here and not just choosing what I am familiar with is that I heard Unholy has gotten better as of late and is worth it now. Also, I am in no way going Dual-Weild. I have been told to and there are a lot of good weapons out there but I simply do not enjoy Dual-Weilding and thats why I play this game, to enjoy it.
Frost is a well known and liked (by me) spec but Unholy brings Ebon Plaguebringer to the group/raid and Bone Shield is on the same cooldown as Unbreakable Armor and CAN last longer.
On a side note my gear is hardly good enough to tank heroics, especially not the new ones. I am Defense capped and can probably tank all the new regulars and past heroics, but the new ones I am going to stay out of for now. Also, that means I won't be tanking raids either anytime soon. So, I suppose, take that into consideration.
TLDR version, If im using a 2hander while tanking should I go Frost or Unholy?
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I can get gear easy enough, I plan on farming the regulars and heroics. I am just curious as to what to spec.
Just looking for opinions of anyone that has specced both or even just one and been in my situation.
I am unholy, however by most non-DK this spec is considered the weakest of all tank specs.
80% of Dk tanks on my server are Blood, 20% are frost. I am one of maybe ten Unholy ones.
Pick what you like really.
Unholy has pretty simple rotations for both AoE and single target, just needs some more healing than other tank specs.
Blood needs least healing but have serious trouble in AoE (while being very good in single target), it also has somewhat boring playstyle.
Frost can be fun if you have time or addons to watch for the procs. For me frost is much too attention consuming to use it as tank specs. I have it as dps offspec.
For heroics probably Frost or Unholy, as you will aoe a lot.
However the build the propose at EJ for unholy isnt very good.
Wandering plague is pretty weak in tank spec, as you will have extremly low melee crit rate, also even without it UH diseases have no problems in keeping aoe agro (especially if you add D&D).
Unholy Blight is useless for UH tank as you will be dumping most of your RP with Rune strike.
I dont find Magic Supression and AMS especially usefull either.
This spec is lacking 1 extremly good threat talent - Black Ice.
Looking at the glyphs they propose its very old thread as it has old version od SS glyph.
I wouldnt consider this helpful, check my spec if you wish.
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