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DK race benefits

#1SpookingPosted 1/21/2013 2:08:40 PM
I'm looking to roll a DK to solo some old content and mainly play as a Blood DK. Which race has noticeable benefits to tank with? I know a lot of people say Orcs are for PvP, but what about tanking? Does Tauren +STA really add up? I was reading somewhere that once you get to 90 it is only 1% of your total health. Also, does Tauren AoE stun effect raid mobs in raids?
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#2steveoSEKPosted 1/21/2013 2:11:57 PM
human.

every man for himself is a MAJOR boon.
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#3KrozardPosted 1/21/2013 2:39:04 PM
Spooking posted...
I'm looking to roll a DK to solo some old content and mainly play as a Blood DK. Which race has noticeable benefits to tank with? I know a lot of people say Orcs are for PvP, but what about tanking? Does Tauren +STA really add up? I was reading somewhere that once you get to 90 it is only 1% of your total health. Also, does Tauren AoE stun effect raid mobs in raids?


The tauren racial isn't a stamina increase, it's simply a BASE hp increase (Base means before stam and HP modifiers).

I feel undead could be a good choice, they have WotF (breaks Fear, Charm, and Sleep) as well as Touch of the Grave, which deals extra damage on occasion and heals you to boot.
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#4metroidfreakv4Posted 1/21/2013 3:15:16 PM
Tanking go undead for the small heal, dps go Orc. He'll I'd just stay Orc. I forget how heals work for dk, but isn't it based on dmg dealt or am I wrong?
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#5DawnshadowPosted 1/21/2013 3:59:14 PM
Every Man is great for PvP, and decent for tanking, but not essential.

On Horde, undead is probably the best tank choice, maybe trolls. On Alliance, night elves are amazing-- they have a slight bonus to evade every single attack. Draenei are also decent, with a self-heal and a passive bonus to hit that is also good for DPS.
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#6Lightning BoltPosted 1/22/2013 2:25:18 AM
metroidfreakv4 posted...
I forget how heals work for dk, but isn't it based on dmg dealt or am I wrong?


You're wrong, it scales with damage taken.
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#7ElaeusPosted 1/22/2013 2:56:52 AM
Is being night elf still the best option racial wise for tank DKs(well, tanks in general)?
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