Post by zboomkiing
would this be a good tank talent tree? i wanted to get both unbreakable armor and anti-magic zone in the build.
Post by savethepaperclip
This, and only this. Leave AMZ to the dps. Your only job is to hold aggro and not die.
Ebon Plaguebringer isn't even necessary.
Post by mrfoughtforever
Neither is a permanent ghoul, or ravenous dead, or summon gargoyle...
None of those are tanking talents.
Post by Kazrak
I will admit I haven't even glanced at someone playing the beta, or looked up that much in terms of how DK's so far have tanked and what talents they suggest. All I did was take a look at the tree itself and this is the build I ultimately want to test out.http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=jbEMocbZhxxtIcdoMRhsot
Too bad I haven't looked up an entire lot of how the DK's machanics work completely, but what I came up with more or less gives me good AoE abilities, locking enemies in combat with me and keeping them away from my allies, while if I get Blood Runes frequently enough I'll be regaining 20% of my health every 30secs, which I'm pretty sure any healer would love a tank healing themselves that much and releasing some of the stress off their own shoulders.
I also do remember reading that DK's are soposed to be built to tank casty mobs, which is why I chose the specific talents in the blood tree. That's another reason we don't get shields, caster mobs don't wack you with their staves for all that much damage, it's the spell damage that kicks you in the nuts then laughs at you. A chance to take 20% less spell damage based off parry, if I run out of runic power that chance is increased, and Frost Stance gives a static 5% decrease in spell damage.
Anyways, critique me all ya want, this is what I'm fairly certain a tanking build for DK's will start to look like (Probably some differences in where some points are spent in the Frost tree, but more or less the same over all major abilities to pick up)
Post by Xelopheris
What I usually spec. Survivability isn't everything, you need threat too. If you want to pick up multiple mid-tier tanking talents from different trees, go right ahead. But no Scourge Strike or Frost Strike or Howling Blast will hurt your threat a lot. You probably don't notice it on premades because your gear is a lot more aggressive, but when you get into pure tanking gear, you can't throw points wherever the hell you feel like and still hold aggro off DPS that knows what they're doing.
Post by Kales
This would be my tank specc; Blood: rune tap and imp rune tap for self healing, Frost: Unbeakable Armor for additional mitigation upon activation and Howling Blast for aggro gaining, Unholy: Shadow of Death for the extra stam and str and Necrosis for additional aggro on each attack.
But this is more like Xelopheris said; that you need threat too. This specc lacks aggro building attacks but the survivability is great.
Post by necronomicon226
I created this spec http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/basics/talents/deathknight/talents.html?tal=0050000000000000000000000003252535103032010011200131151035200032000000000000000000000
Please comment, I have Lichborne, Unbreakable armor, and slightly longer icebound fortitude (filler). I havent yet used DW because i havent gotten two tank 1h's, yet i still filled the points based on things ive heard. I tried tanking without the Morbidity in Unholy and it was annoying, i had to spam aoes and keep up diseases and pestilence (i previously didnt have increased disease time so it was a burden) Outbreak in Unholy should REALLY be helpful, cause it was difficult to hold aggro on mobs with only my aoes on mobs, although it was do-able. I'm a 76 and i havent yet tanked heroics so im thinking the Longer DND and Imp Pestilence should bevery helpful. Try it out, besides me being squishy (16.6k health 468 defense at 76) i did fairly well holding aggro with a 5/ the rest/5, but the one i created should be much better based on my tanking experience. Thanks.
Post by Rikashi
This is the tree I use for DK tanking and I dont seem to have a problem with threat gen at all, ive gone more for the aoe threat approch seems to be working so far..http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=j0E0qchZ0gcZcgMhhb0xxVoc