View Full Version : Tedious questions relating to tanking.

02-20-2009, 11:08 PM
Just some side questions that I haven't been able to research and find the answer to. So I'm throwing them here in off topic and hope someone notices. :)
My Armory for reference: The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Caelestrasz&n=Nexsus)

(frost presence, 28k+hp, 28k armor, aprroximately 45-50% avoidance)
(I will propably lvl jewelcrafting after I get $ for epic flying/wyrmrest drake.)
Also new talent spec I've been thinking of takeing: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/deathknight/talents.html?tal=005500150310031000000000000325050 51005300103012031011000050000000000000000000000000 00

now back to Questions.

1.What are the approximate stats that make a "good" tank for raiding?
I've found the minimum for heroics is of course 20k hp/armor and 535 defense, And now I'm well above that, and with the easier scaleing of wotlk, I'd like to try and pug some raids.
So what are good raw stats to seem in 10 mans? Not the bare minimum and scraping through on epic geared healers kind of stats.

2.Is there a way of getting my camera to move further back?

3.I'd like to take a look into DW tanking come dual spec, just for fun 5mans where no one in the party has any issues, but with all the debate about parry haste and survival...
I haven't found any actual stat comparisons between 2H and DW. Does anyone know say; -Heroic gear lvl- stats of what DW and 2H tanking has? I.E. if DW would actually give more avoidance/stamina? Stat comparisons would be appreciated. Disclaimer: Please don't turn this into one of those 'don't DW newb' posts, like I said, the thought of DW to me is cosmetics and fun.

Any Hud-mod recomendations? I used to use metahud, but it hasn't been updated for Death Knights. and I'd like to see the battle rather than rune cooldowns. User friendly ones would be a major +.

I should think that is all. Thanks in advance.

02-20-2009, 11:52 PM
My favorite philosophy is 'you go to war with the troops you have'. Something to keep in mind when people ask what do I need. 540 defense, a proper spec, and a good understanding of the fights is all I'd ask of a new tank.

Regarding your gear, definitely missing some enchants. Defense to back, Sons of Hodir rep for the shoulders, Expertise or Stam to bracers.

DW tanking - run lots of Heroic UK and UP. That's where your main and OH will come from. I did this for a while even through 25 Naxx, but 2H with a Titansteel would be my choice having to do it again.

Camera : How to increase your camera distance - WoW Insider (http://www.wowinsider.com/2007/10/04/how-to-increase-your-camera-distance/)