View Full Version : To flask or not to flask.

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:

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:
Gruul's Lair-
Serpentshrine Cavern-
Black Temple-
Tempest Keep-
Mount Hyjal-

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.

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

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.

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
TK - Major Agililty, Major Fortitute/30 Stam

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.

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.

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.

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