Rockbiter Weapon adds a 30% threat increase to a Shaman's spells and attacks and provides a 5% decrease to all damage taken when a weapon is imbued with it.
Rockbiter Weapon no longer provides a damage increase to weapons; instead it increases threat generation and damage reduction, essentially giving the shaman some tanking capabilities. The shaman class still cannot serve as a full-time tank, though if temporary off-tanking is needed they can fill the role in a pinch with this ability.
As of patch 3.0.2 there are no existing Shaman talents to directly support this spell.
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Level requirement increased to 75, Rockbiter Weapon now increases threat generation by 30% and reduces damage taken by 5%.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Rockbiter ranks 5 through 9 have been removed. Windfury Weapon is intended to replace Rockbiter at level 30.