so i transfered my char to PTR, learned the talents and skills... then I tried a few things.
1)Killing a bunch of lvl 68-ish mobs at same time:
We could do fine before but it took us a while, now it was alot faster with hammer of the righteous. seal of corruption procs with hammer of the righeous also added to the extra damage that mobs, other than your target, were getting.
it was a quick pug run on PTR in black temple just to see if I could "viably" tank still. Our mitigation went down the drain now that we lost all that defense from talents. I'm gonna have to get rid of all my Stam gems and get Def gems if i want to be a Viable Tank in 3.0 before WotLK comes out. with the nerf to our Stam talent i don't really need to tell you guys how bad of a nerf this is getting to be...
so I used to carry the flag in WSG, protect nodes in AB/EotS, hold bunkers and tank Vandar in AV. Now I can't really do any of that. i know alot of classes had their dps increased enormously but my survivability went down so much... I LOST 1V1 TO A FREKIN ROGUE... i was barely mitigating anything and the rogue's damage output was insane.
what I don't like about us on PTR:
even though our +Spell Power has gone up due to the talent I don't see any difference in damage with concecrate or judgements. Hammer of the righteous does crap damage with a caster weapon and the only non caster weapon i had was the tanking blue wep i bought from Sunwell Isle rep vendor and that increased the damage but not enough. I can't really test the worth of that skill unless I had a good wep from like BT or SW. I also know Shield of righousness will be a big boost at lvl 75 but as it stands at lvl 70 we are pretty bad.
We still need a new 11pt Prot talent and a few other changes in general to help our viability. thoughts?
EDIT: Forgot to mention the extra Spellpower and improved Devotion aura help alot with self healing like if you bubble and heal yourself when soloing.