WOTLK Patch 3.0.8 Changes for Warrior Tanks

January 21, 2009

TGAPGeorge – Warrior Tank

The long awaited patch 3.0.8 has finally arrived.  While it didn’t contain everything we’ve all been looking forward to — where the hell are dual specs? — we did get some good stuff.

I’ve heard a lot of QQ* about nerfs and cooldowns for most classes, but all-in-all Tanking Warriors came off pretty well:


  • Taunt range extended to 30 yds — I don’t know about you, but this will make some situations a lot easier.
  • Shield Wall taken off global cooldown — This isn’t a game-changer, but it’s still nice to be able to get the wall up that much faster.
  • Glyph of Cleave adds 1 more mob hit — Now you’re able to hit three mobs at once, (used to be -5 rage off cleave).  Higher dps, higher threat, easier CC!
  • New Enchant Bracer – Major Stamina — +40 Stamina?  I’ll take it!
  • New Enchant Shield – Titanium Plating — The +40 block value will be great for shoring up stats.
  • Vigilance gets an animation — And sound too!  Doesn’t change a thing about tanking, just removes the minor annoyance that was a spell with no-feedback.

There’s nothing to make you drop to your knees and pray that the hot new aphrodisiac for women in bikinis is now Blizzard employees, but still some good stuff.

On a non-tanking note, if you’re a miner like me you’ll freakin’ love mining nodes just once — so much faster, so much better.  Thanks for that, Blizzard… you may share ONE bikini clad model.

Enjoy, ShoUt-Callers!


* “QQ” means crying/complaining/bitching.  (The two Qs look like crying eyes — I guess — so sez Urban Dictionary.)