Post by red8981
that is my spec i come up with.
main skill would be OB, DS, and DC. BB and DnD for AoE
Post by Glorfmorph
This is the build I'll be working towards, the aim of it is for Main Tanking most bosses and I have chose these talents for a Mitigation perspective. It's strong in all the CD's it has, but has a weakness with AoE Threat, but my thinking is that if I'm Main tanking, I'll normally just have the boss to deal with. People's opinions?
Post by asakawa
when making a tanking spec there are a few things you have to consider.
one of the major ones is expertise. basically, making a tanking spec without one of the three expertise talents is insta-fail. as such the only hybrid tank specs that will work use blood as the secondary tree to get VotTW.
i understand that you wanted the 3% mitigation from frost but it's not worth gimping your spec for that 3%. if you're going to go unholy then you have to play to it's strengths and pick up RoR and SS.
if it's unholy you want i would suggest a spec along these(12/8/51)
the above frost builds are all decidedly sub-optimal.
frost is very strong for tanking due to it's high mitigation and excellent ability to deal with both single target and AoE threat. however, the optimal frost build is very well pinned down at this point and there aren't many optional points.
the standard frost tank build should look like this(12/51/5)
-this leaves 3 points left over which can be placed depending on your needs.
-in my own opinion i consider 2 points in scent of blood to be mandatory. frost is quite reliant on frost strikes and, therefore, RP.
-alternatives are virulence and morbidity.
-the other choice is HB glyph or IT glyph the result of which decides on the rotation used.
Post by asakawa
- no annihilation
- no chill of the grave
- no improved frost presence (this is super important)
- icy talons is of limited use to a tank
- deathchill makes for an excellent opener and is incredibly useful for a tank
- 2H spec is pretty much a requirement for threat
- epidemic isn't needed
- while one point in morbidity can be useful, 3 points is a complete waste.
instead of posting these poor builds, please look at standard specs from trusted posters here and raise any issues you have with those builds. for example, if you think that icy talons is really good and annihilation and improved frost presence is bad then raise that point and we can tell you all about how you're wrong.
(well, just kidding about the last bit but you know what i mean, those talents are well theorycrafted and there are good reasons for all the choices made.)