I completed the Stonecore a few days ago in beta 16404. I did all four bosses, but accidentally only recorded FRAPS of the first three. This shows that I’ve improved my Beta tanking skills, helped along by the 16404 patch which made Morbidity accessible.
Whilst we hear that Blizzard will be reducing the need for AOE tanking, I’m not seeing it. There are spawn waves on the first and fourth bosses of this instance. There is a gauntlet in Throne of Tides. There are large pulls regulalry. I’ve used cc on one mob on nearly every pull of three or more. I’m not seeing an implementation of the “less AOE” from a tanking perspective.
However, from a DPS perspective, you can’t AOE these mobs. Their HP is too high. Some trash pulls in the current tuning take a minute or more to clear. They really take a while to kill. Whilst this is happening, the tank needs to hold AOE threat.
The current beta for DKs lets us pick up Morbidity, which is required, but it’s still tough to hold threat on them all.
That said, here is the video of DK tanking in Stonecore. I’ve edited them a bit more than usual, but haven’t shorted the boss fights even if they get a bit long.