View Full Version : I'm officially lost and confused

11-07-2008, 12:23 PM
Where to begin, my two mains are a mage and priest healer, so I'm sketchy still on tanking (but i love it, this is definitely going to be my new main). Okay back to the point, I've been skimming through websites, asking tanks and I keep getting different answers so I'm at a lost right now. Basically I need to know if I can do heroics. Basic stats are: 13.7k health unbuffed // 515 defense // defense rating - 391 // dodge - 19.73% // parry - 13.88% (I know this is low, trying to up it) // Block - 17.11% // Armor 14663. As of now I've tanked SP,UB,MT, BF, but some experiences have been too close to dying, or have died so I'm finally coming out for advice.

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Bloodhoof&n=Tankburger)

Sorry if this may seem noob, but I enjoy tanking much too much to go fury or arms, so any advice is appreciated.

(Next upgrade I'm going for is The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/item-info.xml?i=33515)
but i'm short about 20 badges)

11-07-2008, 01:12 PM
You shouldn't have any trouble with Heroics with those stats. But your AP/Hit/Expertise are low. Do you have trouble keeping aggro?

I suggest switching some talents around and taking Armored to the Teeth. You only need 490 Defense to be uncritable to a lvl 73 boss(Any current Raid Boss) so I suggest switching some +Defense gems for some +hit.

Here's my Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Skullcrusher&n=Persipnei) . I'm going for more block then avoidance and I can single tank Kara and MT ZA/Gruul/Mag with no issues.

11-07-2008, 02:19 PM
I would say you should be able to do all of them. If you have trouble keeping yourself alive, mix in some CC to help yourself.

11-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Looks to me like your biggest weakness is your stam? Since your defense is well over the SOFT cap (with resilience figured in you can free up 32 def points), you might consider a trinket changeout to something with stam? Darkmoon Card: Vengeance - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31858) or Commander's Badge - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32864) maybe? The effective health experts can tell you for sure, but +12 stam gems might do you more good than your parry rating ones.

I don't know that your stats necessarily set you up for success in EVERY heroic. H Mgt would DEFfinitely be a chore, as would Shatt Halls. The first room in H Crypts can be challenging. Of course, if the rest of your group is overgeared (and can play), you'll probably make it through pretty much anything.

You might also be interested in this link (http://be.imba.hu/?zone=US&realm=Bloodhoof&character=Tankburger).