The good folks at MMO champion have dug up the newest drool-worthy pet tanking item in the latest version of the PTR for patch 3.3
This little baby screams pet tank for three fantastic reasons.
1. Best in slot for stamina. Duh.
2. It can be bought for Emblems of Frost, the new emblem for patch 3.3.
3. If it does drop, no traditional tank worth their salt (except maybe bear druids) will want it. And if they don’t want it we will happily move in to snatch it up.
For traditional tank the procs or on use abilities of a trinket are every bit as important as the passive stats it provides. Absorbing 3200 damage on use is pretty terrible for a normal raid tank, just take the on use ability of Juggernaut’s Vitality for example.
Juggernaut’s adds nearly 2k more HP to the tank’s health pool than the Key absorbs, so its already better just in terms of the amount of HP that the ability saves or adds. Then add to that the fact that that extra HP stays for the next 15 seconds to give healers that extra wiggle room, and Juggernaut’s is head and shoulders better than the Key. Unlike normal tanks though, we don’t care about any of that. Most tanking trinkets’ procs and on use abilities don’t provide any benefit for our pet, so moar stamina = moar better.
Now before we get too excited, the on use numbers are probably just place holders until they do some in house testing (it doesn’t even have a cooldown listed afterall), but it looks great so far.