Krom wrote:I think tanking is by far one of the funnest and most challenging things you can do in WoW. You also get to be the center of attention all the time, which is great too. It's always nice to be important on raids!
I agree. It's hard, and to do it well, you need cooperation from everyone, but when they give you that time to get aggro before DPSing the second target in the kill sequence and then frost nova-ing the ranged mob you're trying to bring into melee range... well then it's fun. You have to work really hard to keep those DPSers off your boss, and you know, you can do something they can't.
Sure soloing sucks, but group play is much more fun than solo grinding and as a prot warrior you are able to survive bosses at a lower level of gear than any other tank. Meaning you can dive in fast. I was uncrittable within 2 hours play of 70. Would have been 1 hour, but I had to get those last 5 defense skillups...
Of course that's my alt, I'm a DPSing lock at heart, but prot is fun.
protip: Don't spec pure prot for endgame if you're not at the level cap.
protip2: I'm presently a 19/5/37 hybrid and I love it. It's a little weak against non bleeders but it's good. 5/5 one handed style, dual weilding with imp overpower and deep wounds and the extra crit and impale means respectable damage and improved thunderclap does 80% of the work tanking several mobs at once. I specced that from 65 because my warrior tanked most of the way up. But I did that as 0/x/13 fury specced. ie I tanked BRD at 55 with such a spec...
Summary: if you're not a tank yet, don't spec prot. If you are a tank, then tank and try it. Speccing prot and soloing is like taking tailoring but vending your cloth.