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[Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Levantine » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:08 am

If you don't need the hit the axe is a much better weapon, to be honest. It's got a higher average damage, delicious ArP and Axe Spec has a slight edge over Sword Spec in terms of dps.
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby amh » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:10 am

Aright, cheers.
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Jedah » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:21 am

I just want to take this opportunity to reiterate that sword spec vs. axe spec isn't as big of a difference as some people make it out to be. If your best sword is a tier higher (or more) than your best axe/polearm, and still has desirable stats, you should be using the sword.

Also, can I get an AMEN to Cataclysm for removing weapon spec??!!
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Levantine » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:25 am

Weapon specs are dumb. Also I did say slight edge. Enough to push the axe ahead of the poorly itemised sword in this case, imo.
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Jedah » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:47 am

Yeah Lev I wasn't trying to imply that you were wrong. I agree with you in this case, I just wanted to put the statement out there because there is a common misconception.
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Maballsies » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:04 am

I R a bad tank in general, but I don't ever lose threat on my warrior (lvl 31, im the bbbbeest!) and I just spam tunderclap. It's kind of overpowered at low levels. Oh, and revenge when specced into it is unfairly OP for pvp. Just saying... lol
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby Levantine » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:11 pm

Warrior tanking until outlands: Thunderclap-revenge-thunderclap-revenge-thunderclap-revenge-thunderclap. Maybe a cleave thrown in if you're feeling frisky.
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Re: [Warrior]Low-lvl tanking

Postby econ21 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:20 am

I've started levelling a protection warrior and got to level 20. I want to level in that spec to learn how to fight in it; I am not worried if it is slower than fury or arms. It feels like I already have more abilities at level 20 than my pally does at 80, but following on from what Levantine says, I guess most are not that useful for tanking.

Specifically, when should I use sunder armor, rend and disarm? Sunder armor does not do damage, afaik, which puts me right off it but should I still get it to 5 stacks in instances for threat? Or only vs bosses for the sunder/threat?

Is rend ever worth using from a PvE damage protection warrior point of view? Or is it always better to use the rage on heroic strike or cleave?

Disarm sounds fun but should I only use it vs pre-Outland bosses with weapons or on CD versus any mobs with weapons?

Can I use both Battle Shout and Demoralising Shout at the same time or must I choose one? Is Demoralising Shout worth keeping up all the time? Or just in instances? Or just instance bosses?

I'm interested in PVE soloing and tanking (PVP can wait). I haven't tried tanking an instance yet, but it sounds like TC, revenge and cleave are my mainstays so far. I am just wondering what other abilities I should use before I get the staples of shield slam, shock wave and devastate.
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