Don’t panic, it’s temporary
So if you go to look at Linedan’s armory link in the next few days, don’t freak out. I haven’t been hacked, and the Armory isn’t broken.
For a few days, the Panzercow…is DPScow.
Yep. In the interest of trying out a potential Arms dual-spec come 3.1 (as I mentioned in a post a while back), I’ve shifted Linedan over to a 53/18/0 Arms build for a little while so I can try to learn how to play it. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere as a tank. Tanking is still my first love. But in the interest of raid utility and general versatility (since we have a lot of good up-and-coming tanks in our circle of online friends), it makes sense for me to have my main have the option to deeps occasionally. I don’t have anywhere near the gear for Fury, and Arms provides some raid utility, hopefully moreso in 3.1. So, Arms is the plan, and I’m test-driving it now.
My first impression, from a single heroic Utgarde Keep run, is that I’m going to dub the 53/18/0 Arms build the “waiting for Godot” build. I’m sitting there constantly waiting for something to happen. Waiting for Taste for Blood to proc Overpower, waiting for Sudden Death to proc Execute, waiting to have enough rage to Mortal Strike, Slamming if nothing else is available…good grief. I just thought Prot was reactive. Arms is so much more reactive than Prot is, it’s scary. Talk about worshipping at the Altar of the Random Number Generator, sheesh. This is crazy.
BTW, my performance in that HUK run? 1250 dps, 2 stupid deaths due to agro yoinking. If I was tanking, I’d have probably done 1250 dps and not died once. Yep. I’ve got a lot to learn, and a lot of gearing to do, to make this work.
And I’ve only got 21.8k health and 13.3k armor. Sweet motherhumpin’ zombie Jesus, I’m squishy.