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Krakbak
03-14-2008, 10:34 AM
So what is the general consensus on pot buffs that you always want up? I was kind of hoping to generate a list that could be used by all as a sort of reference guide.

I set up an undergeared and overgeared section, but I suppose you could be geared correctly too. I guess it would come down to maybe the raid group and not so much the tanks gear listing. I probably even forgot some instances, I'm still stuck in Kara even though I could be in SS right now.

Basically, here is the list of what I consider possible Tanking pots for a protection warrior:

Flasks:
Flask of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22851)
Flask of Relentless Assault (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22854)
Blades Edge Only: Unstable Flask of the Soldier (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32597)
Blades Edge Only: Unstable Flask of the Beast (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32598)

Guardian Elixirs:
Elixir of Major Fortitude (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32062)
Earthen Elixir (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32063)
Elixir of Ironskin (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32068)
Elixir of Major Defense (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22834)

Battle Elixirs:
Elixir of Mastery (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28104)
Elixir of Major Strength (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22824)
Elixir of Major Agility (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=22831)



If you're Undergeared:
Karazhan-
Zul'Aman-
Gruul's Lair-
Serpentshrine Cavern-
Black Temple-
Tempest Keep-
Mount Hyjal-


Overgeared:
Karazhan-
Zul'Aman-
Gruul's Lair-
Serpentshrine Cavern-
Black Temple-
Tempest Keep-
Mount Hyjal-




EDIT- Oh, I'll try and keep this post updated with info in case I forgot something, which I probably did. Can't believe I forgot ZA. :)

Oh, and these are for buffs only, I know that chugging the armor pots during certain parts (Curator Enrage, Prince stage 2) are also used.

Prerift
03-14-2008, 11:13 AM
Edited: please don't quote the entire post just to reply

Personally, I use (only in kara/za starting tk and ssc):

If you're Undergeared:
Karazhan- Fort Flask / 30 stam food
Gruul's Lair- BEM Soldier Flask / 30 stam food
Serpentshrine Cavern- Fort Flask / 30 stam food
Black Temple-
Chugging Ironshield Pots on difficult encounters


Overgeared:
Karazhan- Elixir of Major Fortitude / Exlier of Major Agility / 20 Hit food
Gruul's Lair- BEM Beast Flask / 30 Stam Food
Serpentshrine Cavern-
Black Temple-

Now, I've never actually flasked in kara, but if I did, I suppose that is what I would use.

Devarin
03-14-2008, 12:46 PM
Undergeared -
Fort Flask/30 Stam food for all encounters (except for special zone flasks like BEM and Shattrath Flask of Fort)

Overgeared -
Karazhan - None/8 hit or 20 Str food
ZA - Major Agility, Major Fortitude/30 Stam
SSC -
TK - Major Agililty, Major Fortitute/30 Stam

Dunmail
03-17-2008, 03:30 AM
KZ, I was using Fort Flasks & Stam food as Prince & NB were being a handful, mainly the former. As I'm now 'farming KZ' and running up repair/flask bills elsewhere I may drop using a flask here, especially given a couple of gear upgrades.

I'd probably just use stam food & a optional Fort potion (+250 hp) on the two heavy hitters, with a couple of Greater Stoneshield Pots on Prince.

Gruul - Soldier flask & 30 stam food, Couple of Greater Stoneshield pots (agi/def V scroll).
SSC - Fort/Titan Flask, & ditto
TK - Ditto

I mention the Titan flask as its cheaper than the fort one and supply of the fortitude ones is a bit hit or miss in terms of reasonable cost and availability. Gruul, SSC/TK is new content for me so any boosts to stats is a huge perk to myself & healers.

greendj27
03-17-2008, 07:33 AM
Just to clarify, you want to be using Ironshield potions (not stoneshield) for maximum benefit. These also work great if you are just starting out on Gruul.

Dunmail
03-17-2008, 10:03 AM
Yeah I noticed that, went to have a mooch at lunch on AH, but none were on. Given that I'm now going at content that's making me work then things like that may be damn useful. Cheers.

Dough
03-22-2008, 11:36 AM
You kinda forgot Mount Hyjal. (: