Surazc – Death Knight Tank
The Meat of the Issue
Upcoming Patch 3.1.0 changes!
The entire reason I’m writing this tremendous multi-part saga is to address the new shield wall glyph for warriors. For those of you out there that have yet to see the changes to the shield wall glyph, I will recap:
- Reduces the Cooldown on your shield wall by 3 minutes
- Reduces the damage reduced by shield wall to 40%
The base cooldown of shield wall is 5 minutes. With the glyph, it’s down to 2. Warriors tanking with ANY sense of worth will have the talent: Improved Disciplines. This puts the cooldown at one minute.
Wait… a 1 minute cooldown with 40% damage reduction. Where have I heard of that skill?
Oh my god… Warriors are getting Icebound Fortitude.
Blizzard has balanced the Warrior class tanking role by changing shield wall — a defining protection warrior skill/talent — into a Death Knight skill.
Up next in Part 6: I’m a Warrior… No, Really, I am.