View Poll Results: What tank is easiest to learn and not awfully gear dependant?

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  • Death Knight

    28 32.94%
  • Druid

    13 15.29%
  • Paladin

    41 48.24%
  • Warrior

    10 11.76%
  • Monk / they're all about the same difficulty

    7 8.24%
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  1. #1

    What is the easiest tank to play?

    Yes, it's me, one of those casuals you always hear ruining the game


    I want the next char I level to 90 to be a tank, chaining dungeon to level / gear up.
    I'm a very casual player. I used to play professionally and read up on every little detail about my class and every encounter, now I just want to play.
    So, what would you say is the tanking class that's easiest to learn and isn't too much gear-dependant, if there is such a thing atm?

    I didn't include monk as a single vote because my monk is still very low level.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Ruud; 2012-12-23 at 08:46 PM.

  2. #2
    You never played the game professionally because you think wow is a profession. You have most likely been a casual since the beginning of the game.

    Roll monk. super easy, the leveling time will be worth it if you are looking for an easy class.

  3. #3
    Paladin/Druid/Warrior Tanks would probably be the easiest IMO

    Paladin/Druid/Warrior, Deathknight, Monk - is the order that I personally think is easiest to difficult.

    Again, this is my personal opinion so please don't chew me out if your opinion is different.

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  4. #4
    Fastest to level 90 from starting would be a DK.

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    I've played only druid, warrior and dk as tanks, leveled them all as tanks as well. From those 3 classes I think druid is the easiest.

    As for gear dependence, I think they are all equal.
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  6. #6
    They're all easy. But imo warrior is the most fun, even while leveling. Just get threatplates or something similar so you can see what mobs you have aggro on and it's a breeze.

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    DK.
    Spam stinking death strike and that's all.

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    Death Knights.

    I don't play DPS type toons in WoW, as they don't interest me. But when I need a spot tank, it's a DK. They're so easy to play even a full time healer can play them reasonably well.
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    warrior is far from the easiest one if you want to do it on a good level. any is decent if you just want to faceroll tank herocis.

  10. #10
    Death knight - hands down. Faceroll class and the best tank out there.

  11. #11
    I'd be really curious to see how many people voting for those classes actually play them

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    Quote Originally Posted by itzferal View Post
    Paladin/Druid/Warrior Tanks would probably be the easiest IMO

    Paladin/Druid/Warrior, Deathknight, Monk - is the order that I personally think is easiest to difficult.

    Again, this is my personal opinion so please don't chew me out if your opinion is different.
    To be average at a dk yes. But to be any good at a dk I would say its the hardest.

    Going with pally as the easiest.


    Quote Originally Posted by Puffman View Post
    I'd be really curious to see how many people voting for those classes actually play them
    Well I have all tanks but monk and that is only due to not have a spot on my realm. Yes they gave you another one but that was for a poor priest that got left behind when I changed realms years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffman View Post
    I'd be really curious to see how many people voting for those classes actually play them
    i play all of the tanks, my opinion, dk is by far the easiest.

  14. #14
    have to agree with the poll
    DK is the easiest tank since every noob can spam deathstrike, but if you want to master a DK tank and time DS perfectly its way harder than any other tankclass and i have any tankclass at 85+ so i can say that

    Paladin is pretty simple too mostly because of the reason that if you just stand there doing nothing you dont really get much higher dmg than when you actually play. block doesnt require you to press any buttons.

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    I was going to argue - I play a DK tank and it comes with a stupidly large number of buttons to push and keep track of. But rereading the OP, I think DK might be the answer anyway. A lot of those buttons make a difference in how much damage you can do while tanking, or complete a suite of emergency and utility buttons. You can operate a DK tank at reasonably high efficiency with a much smaller selection of powers.

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    DK.
    Spam stinking death strike and that's all.
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  17. #17
    Death Knight. It requires the least amount of skill and experience to be a passable tank. If you want to be awesome, have the talent to do so, then this is by far the most overpowered tanking spec.

    What you didn't ask but might as well be said here before it becomes the only point of this thread: Is it the most fun? I don't think so, no. For my own personal preferences I think Monk or Paladin might be more enjoyable but Monk is by far the most difficult tanking spec as it relies almost entirely active mitigation with its self-healing requiring actually moving around and its absorption shield being part of a rotation not a consequence of it.
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    That Monk option is kinda poorly designed.

    You can have more than 5 Poll options, y'know.

    Anyway, I'd say Paladins. Their active mitigation is the most predictable. Even Warrior and Druid rage can still be a bit RNG factored. Paladins just get "Active mitigation every X seconds" or such.

    I'd say:

    Paladin < Druid < Warrior < Death Knoob < Monk

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    I've been saying this for a while Death Knight is the easiest to be good at, but the hardest to be great at.
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    Ive played all tank classes on 85 and got a 90 monk atm, though i'm healer mainspecc. i think warrior is the easiest one, but that is simply cause i have played it the most, paladin is also really easy, not that much experience with druid tanking, only leveled up as tank then switched to healer.

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