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darkstar67235
02-20-2009, 12:06 PM
I am fairly new to tanking, and have just started running heroics (e.g. VH). I was looking for some sugggestions on gear, enchants, and talents to mold my character into an adequate tank to do some 10 man Naxx and Vault runs.

The link to my character profile on Armory:
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ravenholdt&n=Mirathor)

TheYanger
02-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Run some H AN for an Essence to replace that regal protectorate, but otherwise your gear is more than fine to do raid content.

Svartahrid
02-20-2009, 08:46 PM
You definitely need to respec some of your points into both Blade Barrier and Anticipation. Those are both pretty important talents for a DK tank to have. You can free up the points by taking em out of Killing Machine, Hungering Cold, Endless Winter and Frost Aura. Those aren't anywhere near important to have while tanking. You may also want to look into putting some points into Frigid Deathplate.

AK404
02-20-2009, 10:31 PM
You definitely need to respec some of your points into both Blade Barrier and Anticipation. Those are both pretty important talents for a DK tank to have. You can free up the points by taking em out of Killing Machine, Hungering Cold, Endless Winter and Frost Aura. Those aren't anywhere near important to have while tanking. You may also want to look into putting some points into Frigid Deathplate.

Honestly, I'd keep Killing Machine because more damage can only help TPS, but Endless Winter and Frost Aura should definitely go.

Endless Winter is a personal taste sort of thing; sometimes I find it to be helpful because it can serve as a panic button that gives you a second to get your bearings when you've found yourself in a a situation that's gotten out of control (like when you've got a sudden group of adds and all of your runes and ERW are on cooldown but you've got some RP on hand), and sometimes HC just sits there doing nothing while you burn your RP on Frost Strike.

Toughness, Frigid Deathplate, Anticipation, and Blade Barrier are definitely must-haves, in my opinion, though.

darkstar67235
02-21-2009, 01:49 AM
I was thinking about respeccing to something like this:
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/deathknight/talents.html?tal=005500000000000000000000000325050 01305311023010051013500352000001000000000000000000 00 (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/deathknight/talents.html?tal=005500000000000000000000000325050 01305311023010051013500352000001000000000000000000 00)

I wonder if it's worth going this far down the unholy tree for corpse explosion.