This Will Be Our Little Secret
“No, bring those cameras back! They’re supposed to be on ME, not HIM!” Yells a very upset Elnoriah…
Yes, I play Alliance to screw around with Elgar/Troutwort/Schrubert/(Insert 10 more alts here) and Roz/Karius on Winterhoof with the rest of their guild, <Crits and Giggles>. Mainly I just tooled around on a Shaman, but in a desperate attempt to get closer to their shenanigans I decided to roll a Death Knight, my speciality!
At first he was going to be a Frost 2H Tank, I love playing Frost so why the hell not!? Then a crazy idea hit me, not only could I have a bit of fun while wrecking havoc upon the Gnomes, but I could use this as a chance to experiment a little as a Tank. I had tried Blood Tanking awhile ago, and it was O.K., but nothing that I actually had some real fun with.
Everything deserves a second chance, right?
I will admit, it is not as bad as I remember it to be, although I still prefer Frost I will definitely keep Elnegla as a Blood Tank for his life. Now how far he will get in said life, do not hold your breath! Still, it gives me a spark of life into my favorite class in the game, because let us face the facts, EVERYTHING will get boring sometime, but if I switch it up a bit I will still have a ton of fun.
How about we take a look at his spec, should I hit 80 this is what it will be. This takes the best of two builds I have looked at, one is made specifically for survivability, the other is made for Threat. So, I decided if I combined the two it would be a pretty decent spec, maybe it will, maybe it will not, but there is only one way to find out. If you have any suggestions/criticisms feel free to comment.
The #1 thing that I have noticed is that Blood Tanking has some of the BEST OH SHI- buttons, Vampiric Blood is like a Healer’s best friend. Getting 15% more health for 10 seconds, along with 35% increased healing done to you, this allows healers to give you massive amounts of HP in a very short amount of time. Mark of Blood is another great ability, if I can get healed for getting hit all I can say is “Hell Yah!”.
So what is the key to Blood Tanking, what is the main mechanic of it that makes it so different from Frost? Self-preservation is the answer, the ability to keep yourself alive without relying on a healer for a decent period of time. Frost can take hits a lot better, but when it comes to recovering those hits in a short and efficient amount of time, Blood is your man to use.
The only regret that I have for making my Blood Tanking, Jewlery-makin’, machine o’ doom, is that I did not make him as a Space Goat. Well, Mohawks are pretty badass, but still TENTICLES!
“I am a Night Elf Mohawk!”