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TaiSHi
01-28-2008, 10:39 AM
Hello everyone, yes, I know there are loads of guides and I made my own small list of items I could aquire.

This is my armory:
http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Hakkar&n=Jhonnywalker

I tanked my first heroic last night (Slave Pens, the easiest one afaik)

And my to-do list (items come in order of preference, first one I think it's "better" than bottom -- Also, an "x" in front means I have the item):

Shoulder:
- Shoulderguards of the Bold (Shadow Labs - Murmur)
x Warchief's Mantle (Brother Against Brother - Auchidoun: Sethekk Halls)

Cloak:
- Devilshark Cape (Steamvault - Warlord Kalithresh)
- Cloak of Eternity (Crafted)

Note on cloaks: Devilshark > Eternity ?

Chest:
- Vindicator's Hauberk (Aldor Revered)
- Breastplate of the Bold (Arcatraz - Harbinger Skyriss)

Note on chest: gimme fel armaments kthx.

Boots:
x Sha'tari Wrought Greaves (Into the Heart of the Labyrinth - Auch: Shadow Labs) + Aggro gems
- Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves (Someone Else's Hard Work Pays Off - Mana Tombs Escort) <-- MITIGATION

Note on boots: I have the item]Sha'tari Wrought Greaves[/item] (Not sure what to gem it with tho :P)

Rings:
- Protector's Mark of the Redemption (SMV: Dissension Amongst the Ranks...)

Note: Don't know wich to replace... I think Delicate Eternium is the one I'll drop...

Trinkets:
- Goblin Rocket Launcher (Gob Eng) - STAMINA
- Adamantine Figurine (Shadow Labs - Blackheart the Inciter) -- DEFENSE
x Dabiri's Enigma (Netherstorm: Dimensius the All-Devouring) -- DEFENSE

Note on trinkets: Planning on Goblin + Figurine

Weapon:
- Grom'tor's Charge (SMV: The Cipher of Damnation) - MITIGATION
- Blackout Truncheon (Shadow Labs - Grandmaster Vorpil) - Aggro

Shield:
- Crest of the Sha'tar (Sha'tar Exalted)
- Ogri'la Aegis (Ogri'la Revered)
- Netherwing Protector's Shield (SMV: Ally of the Netherwing - Zuluhed chain)

Note on shields: If I feel suicidal enough, I may be doing arena to get 1850 personal rating...

Sorry for not item-linking, they seem to not be working atm.
Regards.
Tai.

hbombs
01-28-2008, 11:10 AM
follow this order.


run regular mana tombs for pimp boots use them all the time.

Get bold shoulders vendor the ones you have after.

Farm devil shark and profit. forget about the other.

get bold chest and the ring (band of the sentry). once you get bold continue to heroic mech for sun eater and shatar rep. live there till exalted. grab a sexy shield.

get the SMV quest ring.

get all the trinkets and save em. you will be switching them in and out for a long time.

get these blues (awesome way to learn tanking) then as you get badges you can scrath off missing pieces with badge gear.

use this guide but generally replace your worst pieces.

Badge of Justice Tanking Pick Order - Warrior - TankingTips.com (http://www.tankingtips.com/2007/12/30/23-update-the-new-badge-of-justice-pick-order/#comments)

Xipe
01-28-2008, 11:19 AM
Shoulderguards of the Bold

Are definately nice =D But I know some tanks that still use the Mantle as they had bad luck on drops. =( .. Me I got mine on my second SLabs run. /hides.

Cloak of Eternity

Will carry you till you can get the Devilshark one. I still have it. That or it will carry you till you can get the badges one. Slikk's Cloak of Placation


Chest I vote to get Vindicator's Hauberk or Jade-Skull Breastplate or do the cheap..but time consuming route I went..well if you have the Defense or an make up the Defense for it its great for TPS

Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece Wicked sick Stam you can put on it or any of the Gladiators chests if you have an arena team (I dont boo)

I think Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves is wondeful personally..ya lose a bit of stats and armor..but the Mitigation is great.

The boots with the gems.. +12 Stam! FTW!

In fights where you need the +stam trinket use that =D All of them are good.

Weapons you can always switch out during a fight. You can always put some gems to make it a eh..not too bad mitigation wep or a passable one for the first bit of a fight till you get aggro well and secure..then switch out to the +stam mitigation axe.

Shield get the Netherwing one for now an work on the Sha'tar rep one. Ogrila atleast to me) is hard to get rep with. >.<

TaiSHi
01-28-2008, 11:28 AM
follow this order.


run regular mana tombs for pimp boots use them all the time.

Get bold shoulders vendor the ones you have after.
Vendor?



Farm devil shark and profit. forget about the other.

get bold chest and the ring (band of the sentry). once you get bold continue to heroic mech for sun eater and shatar rep. live there till exalted. grab a sexy shield.

The ring is a side up your you think it's needed?


get the SMV quest ring.

And wich ones do I keep ? :P (just by seeing it I'd say sentry/mark/windtrader/eternium - in order of preference)



get all the trinkets and save em. you will be switching them in and out for a long time.

Yeah I'm not dropping trinkets. Regal protectorate is nice ("second" last stand), and Dabiri's enigma is good for fast-hitting bosses. While Figurine/engineer are great for EH fights.


get these blues (awesome way to learn tanking) then as you get badges you can scrath off missing pieces with badge gear.

use this guide but generally replace your worst pieces.

Badge of Justice Tanking Pick Order - Warrior - TankingTips.com (http://www.tankingtips.com/2007/12/30/23-update-the-new-badge-of-justice-pick-order/#comments)

I will just start farming blues, I tanked my first heroic last night so I'm quite happy and going forward.
You think I could tank other heroics than SPens?

Regards,
Tai.

TaiSHi
01-28-2008, 11:32 AM
Shoulderguards of the Bold

Are definately nice =D But I know some tanks that still use the Mantle as they had bad luck on drops. =( .. Me I got mine on my second SLabs run. /hides.

Cloak of Eternity

Will carry you till you can get the Devilshark one. I still have it. That or it will carry you till you can get the badges one. Slikk's Cloak of Placation


Chest I vote to get Vindicator's Hauberk or Jade-Skull Breastplate or do the cheap..but time consuming route I went..well if you have the Defense or an make up the Defense for it its great for TPS

Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece Wicked sick Stam you can put on it or any of the Gladiators chests if you have an arena team (I dont boo)

I think Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves is wondeful personally..ya lose a bit of stats and armor..but the Mitigation is great.

The boots with the gems.. +12 Stam! FTW!
So far, so good. So you think the Greaves with 2x +12 sta gems are good for EH?


In fights where you need the +stam trinket use that =D All of them are good.
EH fights = figurine/engineer one, yes, that's what I first thougth when I made the list :P


Weapons you can always switch out during a fight. You can always put some gems to make it a eh..not too bad mitigation wep or a passable one for the first bit of a fight till you get aggro well and secure..then switch out to the +stam mitigation axe.

Shield get the Netherwing one for now an work on the Sha'tar rep one. Ogrila atleast to me) is hard to get rep with. >.<

Uhm, I just have to kill zuluhed so I will follow your advice. Sha'tar one looks nice... but Vengeful Gladiator..... =)~~~~ (slurp slurp slurp)

Thanks for the reply ;)

Regards,
Tai.

Xipe
01-28-2008, 11:35 AM
Anytime hon =D and yeah I think the boots with the +12 Stam should be good.

Tristessa
01-28-2008, 03:15 PM
A note on the shoulders--I went straight from Warchief's Mantle to Spaulders of Dementia by chance, since I can never get Shoulderguards of the Bold to drop for some reason. If it's the same for you and you have a good group, it might be best for you to go Heroic Sethekk instead of repeatedly farming Shadow Labs.

I blew money on Cloak of Eternity, but that's lasted me 2-3 months 'til I actually managed to get Gilded Thorium Cloak. It's nice, but if you want to save money and grind CE rep instead...then just keep running Steamvaults repeatedly.

Breastplate of the Bold never dropped for me. I stuck with Jade-Skull Breastplate instead.

I found that Adamantine Figurine is a pretty frequent drop, so you shouldn't have much problems getting it.

The Blackout Truncheon wasn't, though...

IMO...Crest of the Sha'tar > Ogri'la Aegis > Aegis of the Sunbird > Platinum Shield of the Valorous > Netherwing Protector's Shield.

Of course the S2 shield is so much better than all the above... =S

Good luck!

Anglachel
01-28-2008, 03:48 PM
The Gladiator's Shield wall is way better than the Shat'ar rep one, and a lot quicker to get