08-20-2008, 01:16 PM
Ok....so I'm at 70 now for a couple of weeks. I switched from the full fury lvling spec to a protect tank spec after 70 and I find that I am enjoying tanking (and hopefully getting good at it). I love the pve endgame content, but I also enjoy doing the pvp bg/arena stuff as well. All that being said I've decided to play both ways. Protect tank for the endgame pve and either an Arms or Fury dps for arena and to a lesser extent bgs and just do my solo grinding as whichever spec I happen to be at the time.
So I am looking for some advice.
1) What specs tweaks or gear upgrades would anyone recommend for my current tank gear and spec? (Armory link is below)
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Cairne&n=Quigongunn)
2) What specs and gear would anyone recommend for a warrior who has not done Kara yet and is literally just starting in arena?
(Note: I have a couple of pieces of the s2 bg gear set and am working on a 3rd, but that's about it for a dps set atm.)
My thanks in advance to all that reply.
08-20-2008, 01:43 PM
Moved to Armory Suggestions Forum =].
08-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Edit -- D'oh, I typed this up and found http://www.tankspot.com/forums/gear-lists-rankings/31940-polar-s-easy-pre-karazhan-tank-gear-list.html with just about all the gear I linked. I have a few different Ideas, but this should get you started.
I am in the same spot you are really. Im in a small guild that is going to do Kara this weekend for the first time. The difference is, I don't enjoy BGs or arena at all.
My answers are going to be purely tank, no BG stuff. You might note, this is my opinion and there are much smarter tanks out there that may have better ideas. For tanking, you really need 490 defense, when I looked at your armory link, it was at 424 and that could just be the gear you logged out wearing.
Your helm is nice and doesn't really need to be replaced. I would do Felsteel Helm (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23519) and socket with 3x +12 stamina gems, you would get more stamina and armor.
For your Chest, you can run Arcatraz to get Breastplate of the Bold (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28205) and socket that.
You can do Mana tombs for a quest (Someone Else's Hard Work Pays Off (http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10218). That gives you Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29325). You lose a little armor, but you get the defense and dodge.
You have the ring from Magister's that is nice. You can do Old Hillsbrad for Iron Band of the Unbreakable - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27436) for a 2nd ring. More armor and defense is nice.
That weapon is nice, if you make your defense I would probably keep it. If not, there is a long quest chain in Shadowmoon Valley that rewards you Grom'tor's Charge (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31071).
There is a nice quest in Netherstorm that gets you Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31460). The quest is How to Break Into the Arcatraz (http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10704), gives you the key to Arcatraz as well.
For ranged, I feel the best pre-kara item is the Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyer (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32756), made by engineers. You can farm most of the mats and tip a engineer to make it, or have a guild engineer make it.
Some trinket ideas would be, Adamantine Figurine (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27891) from Shadow Labs and Regal Protectorate (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28042) from the Overlord Quest in Hellfire. Those would help to get your defense to 490 then you have some leverage to play with other items.
If you make 490 defense, play with what you can to get more avoidance. I dont have any clue on what to get in kara, there is a post here that has all the warrior/tanking loot from kara and I think it is listed as best to worst. Found it, http://www.tankspot.com/forums/gear-lists-rankings/32315-warrior-s-guide-karazhan-gear.html
08-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the suggestions ssenniug....I was wondering where to find some more gear to get my def up....it occurs to me that i didn't have all of my tanking gear on at the time I posted this, so yea u show a mix of my tank and pvp sets. All told my def currently maxes out at 440. Some of the gear u suggested should get near the 490 mark (im already on a few of the quests that u mentioned.)