Fabulor's been making his way through the higher-level Northrend dungeons lately, and has been seeing a lot of Violet Hold (XEVOZZ), Gundrak (Trolls...:|) and Drak'Tharon Keep (MORE TROLLS. >:|).
Well, one Gundrak run, I knew it was going to be a good run when the DK tank (named...Undeaddeath...) had pulled the first room - the ENTIRE first room - before I had even dropped down, set my focus or cast Beacon. We quickly wiped, despite the brave efforts of our DPS Warrior to salvage the horrible situation.
Unsurprisingly, the tank started to give me grief as we ran back. I responded with logic, which also unsurprisingly, went initially unnoticed.
Tank: i always pull the whole room...
Fabulor: That's great, but I wasn't even there yet.
Tank: maybe if u could heal
Fabulor: You were half dead by the time I was even zoned in and down the stairs.
Tank: its not that hard
Fabulor: You're not listening.
Fabulor: YOU PULLED. BEFORE. I WAS EVEN. THERE.
Tank: o ok
Anyway, we continued on, and I noticed that this tank was quite squishy, more than any other tank I'd grouped with so far. I wasn't gasping for mana or anything, but I was having to actually work and always be casting something. I pondered this curiosity as we made our way to the second boss. I figured it was just because DK tanks tend to take spikier damage.
Then, as they were killing the statue trash before the second boss, I decided to inspect him.
There are no words.
I mean, PVP gear as a tank is one thing. But INTELLECT PVP GEAR? And not just like a single piece...BUT THE FULL EIGHT-PIECE SET.
My mind was blown.
Sadly, I was in such shock I neglected to screencap his reply, but he didn't even think that Intellect helped his diseases or abilities. No, he had simply "wanted the Stam." :|
Incidentally, his 35/0/0 Blood spec also has zero points in one of the entry-tier, core tanking talents, Blade Barrier.
His Strength was 276. His Intellect? 481. (Bonus: He also had 216 Spirit!) He was also using the on-use spellpower trinket, Cannoneer's Fuselighter.
He also had no Glyphs, but at this point, does it even matter?
In the end, I didn't vote kick him, despite his early churlishness and utter failure at life. Why? Because after I put aside my horror, I realized this was going to be GREAT healing practice. Remember when I wrote about the practical benefit you get from healing bad groups? This is EXACTLY what I had in mind. I mean really, if I can heal a "tank" wearing all Intellect gear, then I can pretty much heal anything.
(However, his dickishness means I feel no guilt about putting his name out here for public shaming.)
The dungeon finished with no further deaths, and Fabulor's healing muscles got a good workout. Of course, the oblivious DK closed the run in classic fashion:
"how was my tanking?"