View Full Version : Tanking chest gear

11-03-2008, 11:09 AM
So I have the oppertunity to choose between 3 tanking chest gears.
Glory of the Defender (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30896)
Chestplate of Stoicism (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939)
Chestguard of the Warlord (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33473)

I am currently using Chestguard of the Warlord (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33473) with a 12stam, 9Stam and 8 def gem (just wanted to be over 16000 hp)
I have enough badges to get Chestplate of Stoicism (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939) but Glory of the Defender (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30896) dropped for me last night and im doing a comparision and im kinda loss.

Looking at this from a Stamina point of view
Chestplate of Stoicism (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939) can give me more stam for my buck, putting a 15 stam gem and 150hp enchant on it i get 1070 hp vs 900 hp with Glory of the Defender (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30896) (150 hp enchant) and 1050 hp with the Chestguard of the Warlord (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33473) (2 x 15stam gems and 150 hp enchant)

Defence rating point of view
Im at 505 def rating right now and would like to stay over 500
using the Chestplate of Stoicism (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939) or Glory of the Defender (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30896)
i should be good, the Chestguard of the Warlord (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33473) will require a def gem to maintain that.

Hit rating
If i go with the Chestplate of Stoicism (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939) my hit rating will take a dive, im at 84 right now which is a bit low.
dodge rating, block value, block rating...this i am still a bit confused about even after reading stickies.
this is the current gear i have, the site itself hasnt been updated with 3.0 patch so stats may be off.
70 Tauren Warrior (http://www.warcrafter.net/sandbox/117702)