Paladins, druids, and monks all take roughly the same amount of damage during any given encounter, but paladins heal about half of it back passively and monks can do some as well, to a lesser degree. Dks and warriors take about 30-50% more damage than those three overall.
On Ra-Den 25M, Dex from Envy (perhaps the best bear in the world) had a damage intake of 139k DPS and did 412K DPS on his best log. Fatsteak's log is similar. http://worldoflogs.com/reports/l4wdt...?s=7974&e=8431
On the same fight, Treckie from Method had a damage intake of 154K DPS. His DPS done was 476K. http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-1t...?s=2503&e=2956
When Envy had their Monk, Dexsan, tank Ra-Den instead, he did nearly 500K DPS. But, his damage intake was also incredibly high - 273K, with the average melee hit taken being more than twice as large as the Paladin's average. This required a very specific makeup of elite healers to keep him alive. http://worldoflogs.com/reports/vb2ul...n/?s=205&e=640
Then there is this Prot Warrior who solo tanked Ra-Den. DPS for his top log at 377K, and damage intake was 173K which is somewhere between the Paladin and the Monk. http://worldoflogs.com/reports/94yzm...?s=1371&e=1801
I haven't seen any solo tank logs on Ra-Den 25H for DK's at all. I don't know if this means it can't be done, or the top guilds simply aren't attempting it.
From what I have seen good warriors do not take that much more damage than Paladins, Druids, and Monks. Just like bad monks can give monks a bad reputation for tanking so do bad warriors. DKs the extra damage seems like an offset function for the sheer amount of shielding and self healing that they perform. That means that really paladins should have been put in to a similar position to DKs as far as damage taken goes but they weren't.
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Something you left out of this though is where they all had for healing done. The Druid is 6k HPS(e), the Paladin is 113k HPS(e), the Monk is 63k HPS(e), and the warrior is 9k HPS(e). If we dig a little deeper into the monk and paladin numbers, about 25% of the monk's healing is to the monk himself while 66% of the Paladin's healing is to himself.
Last edited by Orion Antares; 2013-06-27 at 06:30 PM.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a paladin's damage intake look lower BECAUSE of Sacred Shield absorbs?
So SS would be making paladins look much stronger by double dipping on logs as looking like less damage while also being added to healing?
afaik, 60-80% of a paladins "healing" is absorbs on self, to counter inc damage
Shadiscoly Priest - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...iarae/advanced
Protribution Pala - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...ishyk/advanced
Stream of bads wiping lots - http://www.twitch.tv/kiaqt
It's certainly doable (and done), just not worth the hassle when you can just use your co-tank and avoid that problem altogether (you really need to fail pretty hard to die on that mechanic as another tanking class)
Last edited by Mionelol; 2013-06-27 at 06:59 PM.
So actually, the conclusion that the Paladin's self-healing is what is making them the tank of choice in T15 is impossible to deny. It doesn't come from the class's damage reduction - which is in line with the other plate tanks. The shield is a monster. But here's the thing - even without using Sacred Shield at all, he still would have been ahead of the other tanks. That's how ridiculous the numbers I'm seeing are.
One more comment - Druids do certainly have the capability of self-healing, and quite a lot, but Dex must have felt that it didn't outweigh the damage reduction from Savage Defense.
Last edited by Tarazet; 2013-06-27 at 07:19 PM.
The mere fact that you take less damage on average doesn't make you a better tank. For an extreme example, a tank with 90% dodge who takes 90% of his hp per melee swing is far worse than a tank with 0% dodge who takes 50% of his hp per swing even though the dodge tank takes more than five times less damage on average.
It just so happens that on top of taking less/comparable damage than the other tanks, the paladin is blessed with low dodge and a huge amount of self-healing which makes his incoming damage pattern something like "frequent small hits - which are often absorbed or healed back via seal" which is enormously easier to heal than "infrequent large hits".
As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure druids take the largest damage per swing on average of any tank class once you factor in active mitigation. Dks and warriors come close.
Ra-den parses aren't the best places to look for these numbers because tanks that are parsing aren't investing heavily into their survival stats (duh), but compare fully survival specced leather tanks:
Bear - 12% bear mitigation + 75% armor reduction = 78% total damage reduction
Monk - 25% ox mitigation + 30% armor reduction + 70-90% stagger = 84%-95% total damage reduction, average is probably closer to 87%.
Ra-den at ~10 stacks swings for about 3 million damage unmitigated. 660k hits on druid, 150k-450k hits on monk, average somewhere around 390k.
Baseline, the Staggered amount is 25% with the baseline Mastery (i.e. 0 points). It's something like 900 points to increase the Staggered amount by 1%. Where on earth do you get the idea that you can stagger 70-90% of incoming damage?
Ox stance: 20%
Base mastery: 5%
1% for every 960 mastery rating beyond that point.
At this moment, I calculate that with some gear swaps, I am able to dump roughly 19-20k stats into mastery if I so desired and I'm still a few ilvls away from bis. Plus the 3k from mastery raid buff = 23-24% more mastery, for a total of 68-69%, probably 70% in bis T15. Ok, so I rounded a little, sue me. It'll be ~80% passive in T16.
On top of that, we have 2pT15 which is up roughly 30-50% of the time, which provides another 12% stagger. Fort brew is up ~10-15% of the time for 20% more stagger. Rune of reorigination procs - if you choose to use that trinket - will supply another 10-20% stagger about 25% of the time. Hence the range of stagger I mentioned. If anything, I'm underestimating the amount these procs add to the average stagger value.
There are many who are not aware of the current tanking situation (as evidenced by all those paraphrasing "tanks are more or less equal, pick the one you enjoy playing!"). Regardless whether these "complaints" are baseless, this thread provides information that will raise awareness and knowledge of the game among a nonzero portion of the WoW population. A better educated community provides better feedback to the developers. Better feedback results in a more balanced game which is an admirable end-goal.Are we going to have this (or a variation of this) thread every patch? The complaints are just as baseless this time as they were last time.
... I find it difficult to praise a class due to how it stacks up relative to other tanks when the player is afk, and fail to see how it's relevant in any way?
Brewmasters that ignore mastery have about ~55% stagger, which gives 76% damage mitigation. In other words, brewmasters that completely ignore survival have roughly the same damage mitigation as a druid that dumps everything into mastery.
Essentially it comes down the the fact that the damage in take vs healing output of 4 of the 5 tanks balances themselves out. Two of the 5 tanks are low on damage output and 1 of the 5 tanks has a large imbalance between their healing output and their damage mitigation while also being high in damage output. Plus they have an immunity cooldown.
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Semantics , but I concede the point.That's not mitigation, that's EH. To be mitigation you'd need to purify the damage every time.