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Fayre
10-27-2008, 05:45 PM
The EU armory is buggy so I can't link properly to my warrior's gear, but for completeness:

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Aggramar&n=Fayre)

Basic stats:
15.3k hp unbuffed
515 Def (got a few upgrades since I had to redo enchants for def)
27% dodge
11.6% parry
18.6% block rating (707 SBV)
34 hit rating - but note I am Draenai so get 1% racial on top of this

I've been wearing Battlescar Boots (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28747) (they have an +8 def patch on currently, that's probably not optimal.

I should be still crit immune without any boots on at all currently, though I could probably mix up some gems and stuff as it is.

It clicked that of course now the paladin boots on the badge vendors have now been reitemised, so I probably should look at those.

Blue's Greaves of the Righteous Guardian (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34947) are the 75 badge ones. I like the hit rating and strength there and I like the armor value, but the avoidance is lower and the boots have no defence.

Sabatons of the Righteous Defender (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33523) are the 60 badge ones. Again nice hit rating, and very nice SBV. A big avoidance drop again.

I'm tempted by the cheaper option as a SBV/threat piece and hanging onto the Battlescar for avoidance - but then again, I'm not sure of the impact of the different armor values. I'm also not sure if the higher strength on the more expensive pair is better than I think it is.

Any opinions about which (if any) I should get, and why? Would the advice change if I got lucky in Zul'Aman anytime soon with those boots?

Thanks in advance.

Tobius
10-28-2008, 11:35 AM
I would go for the Sabatons myself. The Block Value is nice and you get a decent amount of hit too. The defence will give you a nice buffer too if you are right on the limit atm.

I would also take Jungle Stompers (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33191) over both badge ones.

Personally I wouldn't worry too much about avoidance in the current post - patch World.

clavarnway
10-28-2008, 04:12 PM
Personally keeping 490 defense without gemming for it is hard for me, I would get 2nd boots if I needed boots. I also like block value on them. Little less hit but oh well.

Fayre
10-29-2008, 06:03 PM
Thanks all, I took the 'cheaper' option in the end.