When DPS Goes Tank
I’ve always played a DPS, ranged to start, melee currently. ¬†With the introduction of dual spec in the most recent content patch, I went ahead and equipped Jaltar with dual spec so I could experiment with tanking. ¬†When in a pinch, it would be nice to have the option to off tank, or tank a 5 man.
I spent quite a bit of gold to enchant and gem some of my equipment for tanking. ¬†Thankfully I had enough epic gear to use for tanking, without altering my DPS gear at all. ¬†Not every piece is ideal for tanking but for now it will do. ¬†After all of that, I’m still a little low on my defense rating, which is currently at 504.
What I didn’t know was that there was a defense cap, and that I wasn’t quite there yet. ¬†I joined a heroic Violet Hold run recently and really enjoyed it. ¬†I was able to tank it without any issues and really enjoyed it. ¬†I don’t expect to make any moves in my main spec but it’s nice to have and to experiment with.
What I do want to do is spend some time working through some instances that will yield some tanking gear. ¬†I’ll need to do some reading and figure out what I need and where to go. ¬†I’m looking forward to it.
Have you been in a position where you’ve tested out other types of play? ¬†Are you a Druid who tanks/heals, dps/heals, dps/tanks, etc? ¬†What do you think?