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skydown13
08-26-2008, 12:01 AM
I have Bulwark of Azzinoth and I just reached 2050 personal rating. so my question is that S4 shield better than Bulwark of Azzinoth for tanking? Beryton's gear guide doesn't get updated now...:confused:

Narshe
08-26-2008, 12:25 AM
It is for encounters where magical damage is high, as it have more stamina than Bulwark. I don't know if the proc on Bulwark would surpase the improve in armor you get by adquiring Brutal's.
For reference:
Bulwark of Azzinoth
Brutal Gladiator's Shield Wall

Wrath
08-26-2008, 02:14 AM
As Narshe said, the S4 is superior in terms of eh... so if you really want to get rid of your arena points...

On the other hand, there arent that many encounters where i would actually change BoA vs S4... the difference isnt that big, and i would stick with the BoA just because i love the stlye@dwarfen warriors ;)

Odiin
08-26-2008, 02:22 AM
I say the shield from ILLIDAN is better for raiding because that 7 points of stamina is not a really big upgrade vs the chance to increase your armor and resilience is useless in PvE. But maybe I'm wrong.

Arrivan
08-26-2008, 02:26 AM
The difference between them is quite small, but remember the Bulwark also has avoidance because of the defense rating. Combined with the proc and the awesome graphic, I'd stay with the Bulwark. Now my guild just has to kill Illidan....

ebs2002
08-26-2008, 10:05 AM
I say the shield from ILLIDAN is better for raiding because that 7 points of stamina is not a really big upgrade vs the chance to increase your armor and resilience is useless in PvE. But maybe I'm wrong.

You are. 7sta AND 626armor. That is a pretty big upgrade. Resilience isn't useless, it still provides crit reduction. And the proc-rate on the bulwark isn't a reliable form of EH; it's great for long fights where mana is a concern, but I wouldn't cite it as an EH upgrade any more than I'd rely on Commendation of Kael'thas as an avoidance upgrade.

My verdict:
Bulwark for threat/avoidance
S4 for EH/magic-damage fights

Inaara
08-26-2008, 11:31 AM
You are. 7sta AND 626armor. That is a pretty big upgrade. Resilience isn't useless, it still provides crit reduction. And the proc-rate on the bulwark isn't a reliable form of EH; it's great for long fights where mana is a concern, but I wouldn't cite it as an EH upgrade any more than I'd rely on Commendation of Kael'thas as an avoidance upgrade.

My verdict:
Bulwark for threat/avoidance
S4 for EH/magic-damage fights

Resilience is definetely useless at his point in raiding as he would be waaaay over the defense cap. The 29 defense makes BoA a better shield in terms of avoidance and the Brutal shield would be a better threat/EH shield because of it's higher BV and lack of avoidance. I, however, would use Kaz'rogal's Hardened Heart with a 10 hit gem for a threat shield.