01 Jun

Almost 70. Do I go deeper Protection, plus Arms that support Tanking? Or is Fury DPS still a viable option for dungeons/raiding?

So I got to thinking about improving performance, and came up with the following build:


Arms Talents – 10 point(s)
Deflection – rank 5/5
Iron Will – rank 5/5

Protection Talents – 51 point(s)
Anticipation – rank 5/5
Shield Specialization – rank 5/5
Toughness – rank 5/5
Last Stand – rank 1/1
Improved Shield Block – rank 1/1
Improved Revenge – rank 3/3
Defiance – rank 3/3
Improved Sunder Armor – rank 3/3
Improved Taunt – rank 2/2
Concussion Blow – rank 1/1
Improved Shield Bash – rank 2/2
Shield Mastery – rank 3/3
One-Handed Weapon Specialization – rank 5/5
Improved Defensive Stance – rank 2/3
Shield Slam – rank 1/1
Focused Rage – rank 3/3
Vitality – rank 5/5
Devastate – rank 1/1

I hate to keep putting money down to test out theories.

And if the guild already has two full Protection Warriors, would I, as a Fury Warrior, find a role as DPS?

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Posted by on June 1, 2007 in Warriors


5 responses to “

  1. Doeg

    June 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    The only differences between my current spec and your proposed spec is that I have 5 in Cruelty instead of Iron Will, and 2 points in Improved Shield Wall rather than Improved Shield Bash.

    I like the Cruelty even when tanking, since theoretically more crits = more aggro to me.

    The other choice seems to boil down to a tool that is good for bosses (Wall) versus one that is good on trash casters (Bash), since bosses are typically immune to silence. I loved Bash in the “old” game when I had it. The big problem with Wall is the long cooldown.

    ISTM that Prot really allows a lot of choices rather than must-haves, which I like.

    Probably the major remaining question for me (since I’ve not tanked many of the Outlands instances yet) is which talents might help in tanking multiple mobs.

  2. Anonymous

    June 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    I agree with doeg one where to put the the point. I am not sold on iron will but prefer points in defection and cruelty as will. The extra damage from shield bash would be nice.

    Tanking to mobs are not a real problem for me as it appears that rage generation is a lot better than it has been in the past. I would look to improve on the defensive stats and attemp to get closer to the uncrushable state that I keep hearing about. I’m not sure if that number is 405 or 490. I was being pounded on by a boss and add on yesterday and did not find the damage to be to bad. I have quite a few point in the various shield talents.

  3. GSH

    June 1, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    If you are going to go that deep into Protection for tanking, take Improved Thunderclap.

    It’s huge for reducing damage, AoE tanking, and is invaluable in raids and dealing with fast-hitting mobs.

  4. Gitr

    June 1, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    As to the query about Fury being a viable option: you can do mad damage if you have decent-great gear, but you don’t have the party advantages of rogues or mages for competing as a DPS class getting into a raid. You have to get in on the basis of doing mad damage as a “be all, sell all” plus. That usually requires getting in with a guild run.

    I can’t tell you how many times I got into a party and was expected to tank. I did fine, but if they asked, and I told the truth, I was often kicked for not being prot. Stupid players, but reality. That is why I usually form my own groups with Gitr.

  5. Anonymous

    June 7, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    I’m not yet 70, but I’ve specc’d into a very awesome fury/prot build. My fiance and I are able to do most, if not all quests by ourselves. I can tank pretty well if we go do an instance. (There are a few tweaks I’d like to do to the build, but I really enjoy it. Next level I’ll be going for Bloodthirst)

    Good luck,
    (Check my armory profile for talents)


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