While u are missing out on lets say a Blazeguard with much more stamina and rare hit rating on a tank weapon. Or a mace from lurker with even more stamina and some defense rating.
Cause I doubt that u can't get the same tps with a blazeguard compared to a TF. Since the dps is getting boosted even more on TBC tanking weapons. (in 2.1).
Correct me if I'm wrong ofc, but our guild has never had a TF tank and we are doing fine as it is. We did get a new warrior with TF last week tho, so will be some nice testing. Since he is OT'ing and i'm MT'ing with my Blazeguard...
Does using a stone with GoA offset the threat loss though, perhaps resulting in a higher total threat? The idea was GoA + stone, not just GoA.
This is just talking with our tank and ideas there, sorry if these are dumb questions, I R not a tank, just a high-dps lock.
Considering most of a warriors threat abilities aren't damage based, or have damage based on something other than AP (Revenge is static, Shield Slam is based on Block value) stones really don't do much at all for tanks.
The big deal with Windfury is that warriors are making ~4 attacks every 3 seconds (auto+instant offensive move) so it really will proc a lot. Windfury has no competition when it comes to increasing threat unless they decide to add a +Hit stone or +threat to the Flametonge Totem's effect or something.