- [spell]hammer of the righteous[/spell]
- [spell]holy shield[/spell]
- [spell]holy wrath[/spell]
I used to be a pally tank too, so I know what I’m missing when I do Halls of Reflection: no gaps in the AOE threat and reflective AOE threat. Rhidach enjoyed himself in Plagueworks last night, with a sidenote on the AOE awesomeness that is Paladin.
Over the last week, I ran the Blood tank spec for 5-mans (includes death and decay glyph and corpse explosion) and then a Frost single-disease dual-wield spec (with glyphed howling blast and IIT). I’m in those specs today*, future readers will need to look up the tank specs. I completed heroic HoR in both. The Frost build was a bit easier, but both still have gaps in their AOE which sometimes caused me problems when new adds come in.
A fully talented death and decay (15s cooldown) still casts a D&D with 10s duration. The ongoing threat is from diseases.
If you can get a group of mobs, target them, move in, then DKs are just fine. The pain in the ass can be gauntlets. Sure, you can reduce the problem through skill and rune management, but I’m just bitching about how it takes work.
* explanation for new readers: why haven’t I got achievements for Ulduar/ Naxx/ etc? I re-rolled from my original DK tank also named Gravity when moving back to Oceanic realm from Europe.