You mean guardian druid?
What did I just read..?
did we really need a tier list specifically for BWL when we already know that for all of classic warriors>bear>paladin?I love paladin tanking, but they aren't going to ever be ahead of warriors or even bears, and bears wont ever be ahead of warriors.
I enjoyed the article to see how other people are doing and what they are trying. I hope you can do a continuation of this and explain some of the differences between druids and warriors shown in logs. We know they can't block and have armor to compensate, but how does that play out in total mitigation? Are druids putting on resistance gear where warriors have a harder time with that trade-off? Are druids keeping up with high threat requirements on fights like vael Vael?
So, this tank score is nothing but a metric of dps? That's worthless. Also, why is prot paladin B tier? Is it just because they came in 3rd? lol. They're F tier.
Quoted from the article: "Although they compete very well with Warriors in the lower brackets, moving into higher percentiles shows them falling further behind, largely due to the fact that the highest damage/threat Warrior tanks aren't Protection specced at all. The influence of Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker broadens this gap at the high end, as Druids can't use it and have nothing to match"This statement is incomplete at best, and just wrong by implication. Druid threat comes strictly from Maul and Swipe, not "damage" per se. In addition to Maul hitting like a truck (the damage part), both of these abilities also have a substantial threat multiplier when fully talented. This means ALL of our damage has substantial multipliers, unlike for a warrior where only some is multiplied (not counting the weaker multiplier from defensive stance). This fact along with MCP makes our threat unbeatable until Naxx, where warriors start to catch up in that department.Case in point: our main tank is a skilled warrior who for most fights dual wields with all BIS gear including Thunderfury. On Vael earlier tonight I, as a bear, was to remain second on threat in case he died. I popped an MCP after ~15 seconds and had to stop attacking after a bit to not steal threat. He did in fact die not long after and we easily finished the fight with me tanking the last 50%. My threat was never in jeopardy despite having 99% parsing fury warriors trying to take it from me. My superior survivability was due in no small part to the fact that I have to sacrifice a lot less threat gear to have superior fire resistance (291 atm) and armor (16k with priest heal buff) when compared to a dual wield fury/prot warrior.The hardest part to druid tanking is understanding how to gear (most guides are poor) and understanding that gear swaps happen on virtually every fight. The ItemRack addon is a bear tanks best friend.
Don't you worry wowhead, this'll be the last time I ever comment on any one of your articles since you deem it appropriate to spontaneously delete replies with no warning and that don't break any site rules.Censorship to control the conversation never ends well.