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Wrath Spec Definition

Last updated: October 6, 2023

The specialization you get assigned on Warcraft Logs is in general determined by which talent tree you have the majority of your talent points in. The talent point distribution is the only information given in the combat log, so we get no information about which specific talents are taken.

The exception to this rule is Tank specializations, and this article will go through the various requirements to get a tank spec.

Read through our Tank Damage Taken Requirements Spreadsheet for the specific requirements.

Tank Requirements

We had a lot of success with damage taken requirements in TBC, and these are continuing in WotLK.

The full requirements can be found in our Tank Damage Taken Requirements Spreadsheet.

Please note that

Warriors require 70% Defensive Stance uptime for main tank specs.

Main Tanks

MT stands for Main Tank, and the below specializations qualify for that:

  • Blood DK
  • Lichborne DK
  • Guardian Druid
  • Protection Paladin
  • Protection Warrior
  • Champion Warrior

Off Tanks

OT stands for Off Tank, and the below specializations for that:

  • Runeblade DK (With majority talent points
    Frost or
    Unholy)
  • Warden Druid
  • Gladiator Warrior (With majority talent points
    Fury or
    Arms)

We are splitting up Blood and Frost/Unholy tanks. Blood is getting an additional Off Tank/DPS spec in Runeblade, and Frost/Unholy Main Tanks will get Lichborne .

Blood is the Main Tank spec for DKs with majority talent points in the

Blood talent tree and it requires you to complete the main tank damage taken requirements.

Runeblade is the Off Tank spec for DKs with a majority talent points in the

Frost or
Unholy talent trees and also meet the off tank damage taken requirements.

It is also the spec for DKs with majority talent points in the

Blood talent tree that fail the damage taken requirements.

Lichborne is the Main Tank spec for DKs with majority talent points in the

Frost or
Unholy talent trees and it requires you to complete the main tank damage taken requirements.

Druids no longer require any form % uptime.

Guardian is the Main Tank spec for Druids. It requires majority talent points in the Feral talent tree and it requires you to complete the main tank damage taken requirements.

Warden is the Off Tank role for Druids. It requires majority talent points in the Feral talent tree and it requires you to complete the Off Tank damage taken requirements.

Feral is the DPS role specialization for druids with a majority talent points in the Feral talent tree. If you fail the damage taken requirements with a majority talent points in the Feral tree, you will be assigned

.

Paladins have a Main Tank spec in Protection, and a fallback spec for those that do not fulfill the requirements in Justicar.

Protection is the Main Tank specialization for Paladins. It requires majority talent points in the Protection tree and it requires you to complete the main tank damage taken requirements.

Justicar is the fallback specialization created for

that don't complete the damage taken requirements. It requires majority talent points in the Protection tree and failed damage taken requirements.

Warriors have 3 'tank category' specs. Protection and Champion are Main Tank specializations, depending on where you have majority talent points. Gladiator is the fallback spec for Protection Warriors that do not fulfill the tank requirements, and also the Off Tank spec for Arms/Fury.

Warriors also require 70% Defensive Stance uptime for Main Tank roles.

Protection is one of the Main Tank specializations for

. It requires majority talent points in the
talent tree and requires you to complete the damage taken requirements.

Gladiator is the non-tank role for

. It requires majority talent points in the Protection tree, and failed damage taken requirements.

It is also the Off Tank spec for Arms/Fury. You need to have majority talent points in Arms or Fury and fulfill the Off Tank damage taken requirements.

Champion is the Main Tank role for Arms/Fury Warriors. It requires majority talent points in either the

or the
tree and to complete the damage taken requirements.

Raid Specific Damage Taken Requirements

Find all the requirements in the Tank Damage Taken Requirements Spreadsheet!

You can also join us on Discord to discuss them in the wrath-spec-discussion channel.

Contact and Feedback

As always, feedback and discussion is always appreciated. Please join our Discord and check out the #wrath-spec-discussion for any thoughts on the current iteration of specializations.