I am curious as to what the best endgame tanking enchant is availiable, particually a maintank, most tanks I see use crusader, but is this really the best tanking enchant? Is there a better situational enchant for certain bosses?
I hear rumours that Unholy reduces the mobs damage by 15%, and not by 15. Is this true? (Sounds way to imbalanced).
Quite a large number of tanks (especially thunderfury/maladath tanks) that have crusader are doubling as fury warriors when they aren't tanking. +15 agil is the best, although crusader caught up for a second when shield slam was going to be based on AP. o_o
- Shield Slam: This ability has received a redesign. It now costs 20 rage to use and the damage it does is modified by attack power (normalized to 2.2 speed). However, the base damage has been reduced. It generates more threat per rage and more damage per rage than it did previously.
+2% block and +7 sta are the two shield enchants worth looking into. What it would come down to is which is the best for your gear, if you already have a ton of health is the extra 70 worth it? On the other hand if you have a shield such as the Jagged Obsidian Shield which already has +block but no stamina the extra stamina may be where youd rather put your enchant.
As far as the difference between +15 agi and crusader, I would agree that it would be the most effective end endgame enchant, for lower level tanks however without gear to prevent spikes crusader procs enough to make it a reliable addition of str, especially with a high swing speed weapon, that I would value it over +15 agi.
If you mean for Shield Slam, it's block value, not block%. So like, shield slam will be pretty damn good with dreadnought, but it did LOOK like it was nerfed from its current form with wrath/styleen/etc. Well the ratio rage:threat is probably still the same, or maybe better, but it does less threat per hit, which is annoying for snap aggro. Then again I only ran a few tests, and that was after I respeced out of shield slam on live so it was based of what I remembered from SS dmg. Could probably do some math to check, but I'm lazy like that.