Legendary RE: Master of Combat
Transform Combat Readiness into Master of Combat giving more base damage reduction while maintaining the increasing damage reduction gained when getting hit while also decreasing your damage done and increasing threat generated. in addition transform killing spree into Bladed Shield absorbing a large amount of physical damage based on you agility and possibly dealing a small amount of high threat physical damage . this RE would also increase the effectiveness of the Combat Potency capstone effect in order to maintain this tank buff. make this buff unusable in all tank stances.
I didn't want to include numbers because obvious balance changes that this RE would need. maybe the shield could be smaller as well and increase while ghostly strike is active like the epic RE In The Zone. Sorry if this is very disorganized I just wanted to get my idea for a rogue tank out. the whole goal would be to have a dual wielding shield making tank.
@Fastprey Bladed shield sounds interesting. I absolutely love the In the Zone epic and welcome passive absorb buffs or damage mitigation. It feels good and matches the theme I usually go for on my tanks. I don't think Killing Spree is the right choice for an ability like this in terms of programming however. Unless you're attempting to still have Killing Spree function as it is now (teleporting around) and just granting you an absorb shield as the bonus effect?
Combat Readiness is just a great ability all the way around. And it would obviously be a welcomed change to increase that survivability is gives anyway. Or at the very least lowering the cooldown to make it even more readily usable. Maybe even an enchant that makes it into a passive buff sort of like Crimson Champion does with Holy Shield?
@Realunstable having killing spree grant the bladed shield effect would probably be better rather than doing multiple replacements in one legendary. and it would keep with the theme of a rogue tank better.
i still like the idea of the Combat readiness being a buff you have to maintain because it forces the tank to dual wield for the combat potency capstone.