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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Sagara » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:50 am

Dantriges wrote:Druids get a golden glow when equipping the legndary. :wink:


Or spectral bear? Or something Death-wing like, liiiike, scales or elemetium plating?
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby benebarba » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:07 am

Dantriges wrote:Druids get a golden glow when equipping the legndary. :wink:


but then paladins will ask hunters to tame them for them as mounts to match our holy gassy steeds! :P
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Malthrax » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:11 am

RedAces wrote:And bears will get shafted ... "hey I have this legendary tanking staff but no one can see it :("


When you're actively tanking, nobody's watching your sparkle-stick anyways. they're too busy tunneling Recount and/or Grid.

If you want to show off your epix in town, don't stand around in bear form.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:16 am

benebarba wrote:yeah, but they get shafted by design. None of their gear is ever visible while they are doing their thing and it seems blizz has all but said they're going to keep it that way.


It's a shame. Bears and cats should still show hats and capes.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Passionario » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:24 am

Skye1013 wrote:To be fair... most "tanks" in D&D try to stack as much armor as possible while still being able to do as much damage as possible.

And the best way to achieve this is to be a high-level spellcaster with lots of precast buffs and advance knowledge of your target.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Flex » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:26 am

fuzzygeek wrote:
benebarba wrote:yeah, but they get shafted by design. None of their gear is ever visible while they are doing their thing and it seems blizz has all but said they're going to keep it that way.


It's a shame. Bears and cats should still show hats and capes.


I'd totally make a druid if I can have a hat in bear form.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Malthrax » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:34 am

Flex wrote:
fuzzygeek wrote:
benebarba wrote:yeah, but they get shafted by design. None of their gear is ever visible while they are doing their thing and it seems blizz has all but said they're going to keep it that way.


It's a shame. Bears and cats should still show hats and capes.


I'd totally make a druid if I can have a hat in bear form.


... or engineering goggles.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:38 am

Bears with hats sounds like a worthy cause. Let's get campaigning.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Flex » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:40 am

Malthrax wrote:... or engineering goggles.


I was thinking more along the lines http://www.wowhead.com/item=45998
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Malthrax » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:41 am

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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Dantriges » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:47 am

Passionario wrote:
Skye1013 wrote:To be fair... most "tanks" in D&D try to stack as much armor as possible while still being able to do as much damage as possible.

And the best way to achieve this is to be a high-level spellcaster with lots of precast buffs and advance knowledge of your target.


Well not in the newest edition.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Syncognition » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:26 pm

For the sake of itemization a tanking legendary should be the option of a main hand + shield combo, a strength 2-hander for DKs, and an agility 2-hander for bears. Otherwise the shield tanks would get the shaft on the amount of stats they would be getting from using a higher level main hand with a current-tier level shield.
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby bldavis » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:36 pm

make pally/warrior tanking legendaries a 2pc set?
i like that...
and a polearm for dks and bears just with a thing that will boost your agil or str, which ever is higher?
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Flex » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:42 pm

Why make them a legendary at that point since they are so themed apart from each other?
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Re: Are tanks pointless?

Postby Malthrax » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:49 pm

Is it at all possible that adding a tanking legendary would increase the number of people actively playing tanking characters? in a good way?


Granted, I don't have a feel for whether or not Val'anyr caused more people to roll healers, but I'd bet that Shadowmourne increased the number of people playing plate DPS.


Also, although every prior legendary has been a weapon, there's nothing saying a tanking legendary HAS to be a weapon... it could be a trinket or a relic. Give it a boat-load of stamina, an on-equip "increases AGI or STR, whichever is higher" instead of the usual green stat, and some nifty on-use effect.
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