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Lendryn
(@lendryn)
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I wonder how many Fury tanks we will get to see in Classic. I won't roll Warrior on Classic but if I would I would probably like to try it out. This guy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5xSfo5nMGSmv00sGpRN7SQ/videos has some nice videos on when you should be deep prot and when you could be fury for tanking. He even discusses when you could be dual wield tanking and why it's actually good!

I really wish that guy would clean up his speech or just write his points down. The information is good but sitting through five minutes of "um's" and "ah's" to get it is painful.

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Posted : 07/07/2019 7:53 pm
Anonymous
(@anonymous_1607109007)
Honorable Member

Level as Arms.

Spec to deep prot around 52~.

Will be on PvP server, so I'll have to see if being a prot means living hell haha. Hopefully I'll travel around with some guildies when grinding / dungeoning.

Dont do that.
Theres nothing to tank at 52. Its a deadzone instance wise.
You are better off grinding to 60 arms and then switchibg, if at all.

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Posted : 02/08/2019 1:30 am
Apol
 Apol
(@apol)
Estimable Member

I think I'll be leveling in the rare ranged spellcaster warrior spec

Frost

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Posted : 02/08/2019 1:38 am
Grozlam
(@grozlam)
Eminent Member

Leveling Arms, primarily for PvP but also because it's a good leveling spec.

Warrior's going to be my tertiary character this time (was my main during actual vanilla), so I'm not intending to do any serious endgame tanking. That said assuming I play enough to get my warrior to the upper levels, I'll probably go like 33/5/13 or something, which is the spec I went with in Vanilla and did fine tanking Strat/BRS/etc. with. I'm planning on going Undead for the novelty this time, but having a 40% (or 45% or whatever) stun resist with Iron Will on an Orc is pretty ridiculous.

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Posted : 02/08/2019 7:41 am
Xardon
(@xardon)
New Member

I think I'll be leveling in the rare ranged spellcaster warrior spec

Frost

Nice. The mobs will never see that coming.

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Posted : 02/08/2019 8:30 am
FTHforever
(@fthforever)
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My intendet main specc is Fury PVE but with a two handed weapon. If my guild progress deep into Naxxramas I might change to dual wield though.

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Posted : 02/08/2019 8:52 am
mwaf
 mwaf
(@mwaf)
Active Member

Prot for life, including for leveling. Back in TBC I rolled a warrior for tanking and never really liked the melee DPS play style. It'll be slow to level but will be playing with my friends so it's quite ok.

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Posted : 02/08/2019 10:57 am
couchatron
(@couchatron)
Estimable Member

I used to be the MT for our alt-runs through MC/BWL back in the day and I warrior tanked a few expansions through 10 man content. I've also healed m fair share.... i'm ready to apply axe to face.

Fury PvE

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Posted : 03/08/2019 9:20 am
Cereal
(@cereal)
Eminent Member

Leveling as arms, Il rank a bit as arms, and dw fury when its time to raid.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 9:27 am
Cletus
(@cletus)
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I'm actually surprised 31% chose Prot PVE since fury dps are normally the most common type of warrior.

Just wait till folks find out how much more difficult Classic tanking is. That's how you end up with so many fury dps lol.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 10:01 am
Pippina
(@pippina)
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Finding tanks for any content has always been a pain in the dick. Getting a fury or arms warrior to temporarily toss on a shield to tank is like pulling teeth in most cases. "LF1M XXXXX(content) need tank and GTG" is pretty much the tagline of every forming group. Proceeds right up to and including retail where tanks get insta queues for dungeon finder content. They always have too. Even on vanilla private servers, finding tanks is always the hardest part of building a group.

Was just surprised with the over-representation of prot when getting any warrior to tank is usually tough. I suppose this forum is probably catered to a more mature audience though and perhaps tanking appeals more to that demographic.

Yeah I think that is part of it.

Just expanding on your idea - I feel like tanking is one of the less casual options. There's more pressure on the tank to perform and not let the group wipe, there's more pressure on the tank to lead the group, know where to go, be at least familiar with the encounters. DPS is DPS, they can faceroll their way through instances for the most part. DPS usually follows the tank around and doesn't have to know where they are going as much, and they're not really expected to lead. Healers have pressure to perform and not let people die, but they're also not typically the group leader. They also don't have much leadership expectations on them.

People who gravitate to the larger responsibility of the tank role are probably less casual players. And people who spend their time on a message board talking about game are probably also less casual. So we're probably a bit more over-represented here then in the larger playerbase.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 10:56 am
Pippina
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I'm actually surprised 31% chose Prot PVE since fury dps are normally the most common type of warrior.

Just wait till folks find out how much more difficult Classic tanking is. That's how you end up with so many fury dps lol.

Do you think there are a lot of people on this forum that didn't play the original game or some recent private servers though? I'm sure there will be some new players and tourists in classic, but I don't think we have many of them here. I think most people responding to our polls here know what they're getting into.

I think we just got a certain specific slice of player demographics here who lean towards things like tanking. Our polls are probably representative of us, and less representative of the larger playerbase.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 11:01 am
Pippina
(@pippina)
Member Moderator

I think I'll be leveling in the rare ranged spellcaster warrior spec

Frost

You gonna go all in while the christmas NPCs are in town and buy a bank full of snowballs? LoL

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Posted : 03/08/2019 11:07 am
Morph
(@morph)
Eminent Member

I love me some Fury DPS, but I enjoy getting beat on by bosses even more, so I'm going Prot.

But maybe, just maybe, my ultimate dream will come true and I will be able to roll with the God-tier best-of-both-worlds spec, the infamous Fury/Prot build.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 11:10 am
Cletus
(@cletus)
Estimable Member

Do you think there are a lot of people on this forum that didn't play the original game or some recent private servers though?

Is this rhetorical? Maybe the humor of my post was completely missed. I thought the "lol" at the end would have helped with that.
But seriously, there will be a lot of people playing warriors. Many will want to be tanks however, there are only so many raid tanking slots available. So what happens to the leftovers? As fortune would have it, warriors happen to be good at DPS. So now instead of making a new toon warriors can just re-spec. This is just an example of one way a poll showing that while many intend to be Prot they actually end up being dps.

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Posted : 03/08/2019 11:14 am
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