- Author: Kurathis
- Date: April 2, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
- Defence Cap (490)
- Block Value
- Hit Rating/Expertise
Similar to Paladins, Warriors need a total of 490 Defence Skill in order to not receive critical strikes from raid bosses. It helps healers become familiar and comfortable healing you since you won’t be taking unpredictable damage. Stamina allows tanks to survive longer. Block value increases the damage done by your Shield Slam with a ratio of 1:1.
Warriors rely exclusively on their melee hit rating to generate threat. Any missed attack results in a loss of threat which can spell disaster if not rectified quickly. Expertise is an important stat to concern yourself with since it affects being parry-hasted and if you are not capped, the boss/mob may parry or dodge your attack, causing you to lose out on the threat that ability or attack could have generated. Like any tank, mitigation should always be on your list of priorities but however, unlike Paladins, Warriors do not need to concern themselves with reaching 102.4% as much since their Shield Block ability grants a 75% increase to their block chance, effectively reducing their required avoidance to 27.4%.
Many bosses like Attumen the Huntsman are immune to Taunt so it is exceptionally imperative that our first few attacks hit their target so that we hold their attention since DPS players have a tendency of opening their damage throttle and feeling the need, the need for speed immediately. Without a Hunter’s Misdirection, this only increases the importance of Hit Rating and Expertise. Also, our Taunt relies on melee hit rating.