Defiance

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Defiance
Ability warrior innerrage.png
  • Defiance (3 ranks)
  • Protection, Tier 3
  • Increases the threat generated by your attacks by 5/10/15% while in Defensive Stance and increases your expertise by 2/4/6.
Requirements
Class
Tree
Points required

10

Talent required

None

Properties
Affects

Threat generation, expertise

A most important aggro-management skill for all warriors who wish to improve their ability to tank mobs.

Functionality

Defiance increases the threat generated by your attacks and abilities in [Defensive Stance]. The threat increase is multiplicative with the Defensive Stance threat modifier.

Notes

For a tanking Warrior, Defiance is a very useful ability. It increases the Warrior's base threat multiplier in Defensive Stance to 149.5%. This multiplier applies to all threat produced by the Warrior, from auto-attacks to abilities with innate threat such as [Heroic Strike], [Revenge], [Sunder Armor], [Shield Bash] and [Shield Slam], and the damage components of these abilities as well. It applies to [Demoralizing Shout] and [Battle Shout] as well.

Trivia

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Removed. Replaced by [Incite].
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): The expertise granted by this talent now works properly in all stances.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Now also grants 2/4/6 weapon expertise.