Off Tanking groups of Mobs and you (AKA top the tank DPS meters)
So, just a short post on tanking trash pulls and what I have found works best with the massive amount of DPS my guildies are putting out these days.
First, here is what I am wearing to OT packs of trash…
Hood of the Exodus – Just an awesome helm for both tanking and DPS, currently my MTing helm.
Heroes’ Dreamwalker Shoulderpads – Enchanted and gemmed for Kitty set
Cloak of the Shadowed Sun
Tunic of Indulgence – I will switch this to T7.5 chest as soon as it drops next in Naxx, both gemmed and enchanted for Kitty
Sinner’s Bindings – Another great item for both tanking and DPS
Dislocating Handguards – Part of my current kitty DPS set.
Belt of the Tortured – Another Kitty DPS piece
Heroes’ Dreamwalker Legguards – Gemmed and enchanted for my MT set
Footwraps of Vile Deceit – Another nice item for both Kitty and Bear, part of my MT set.
Surge Needle Ring
Meteorite Whetstone – Kitty DPS trinket
Mirror of Truth – Kitty DPS trinket
Origin of Nightmares – Best for tanking but also good for DPS and has Mongoose on it where my Journey’s End has Berserker.
Idol of the Wastes
I also tend to tank most Heroics in this same set up.
This gear gets me lots of swipe crits, does a lot of damage and threat, and survivability seems just fine. Without taunts I can usually peal mobs off of our warrior and pally tanks no problem rotating swipe and maul.
Typically on trash I find myself somewhere between 3-5 of total damage done which is pretty darn good for a tank if you ask me, not to mention when I MT 5 man Heroics I tend to be #1 on DPS for trash as well. I bet a bunch of AoE casters out there run with me and are like wtf?