View Full Version : Prot Tank: Where do I upgrade to get in Naxx?

02-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Hi, I'm new to tankspot...

I'm an up-and-coming tank who has expierience OT'ing for places like VOA, but I want to do 10m Naxx... but I'm lacking at least 2k hp.

I need to know what pieces of my armor I need to swap out for what, if you can provide a replacement item recomendation and how i get it I'd appreciate it.

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

02-27-2009, 10:42 PM
Just a few things I can see right off that will help you alot is to put an eternal belt buckle on your belt and throw +hit gem in it, and get some http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29536 . (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29536) for your legs and throw a +hit gem into them as well. I would also suggest running H VH for Bolstered Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43500). That will up your Stamina and again you can either gem it for +hit or Stamina. To tell you the truth you have more hit than I have already (hit is something I am still working on) and I have had no problem in Naxx holding aggro.

Also if you put Enchant Boots - Icewalker - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60623) on your boots will up your crit and hit. I see you are Def capped so you could enchant your chest with the +6 or +8 stats enchant. It may cost a bit to enchant and gem gear that you are probably gonna replace in a couple of Raids but it is well worth it as alot of Raid Leaders even in PUG's armory you before an invite. If they see gear ungemmed and no enchants, armor patches etc they usually look for someone who has taken the time to maximize their gear.

Enchant Gloves - Armsman - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44625) on your gloves and if you level your Blacksmithing you can put extra sockets onto your Bracers to gem for EH, Hit or Avoidance what ever you are lacking. Scroll of Enchant Bracers - Greater Stats - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38987) on your bracers will help as well.

If you work on your AC rep you can get Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44150) as well. Also keep running heroics like Gun'drak for the tanking gloves from the last boss, VH for the legs, and Old Kingdom for the Bracers from the last boss.

Hope this helps and gives you a few ideas, but I think with raid buffs you would have more than enough for OT'ing Naxx Plaguequarter and Arachnid Quarter. Here is my armory profile if you want to check out some of the enchants and gems I went for to get my EH up. http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Caelestrasz&n=Atsum . (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Caelestrasz&n=Atsum)

I am planning on changing my talents around a bit in the arms tree to get Deep Wounds to try to up my dps for those encounters where only one tank is really needed and the Raid needs more dps.

Mind you I am still working on getting some heroic drops that never seem to drop when I am on my tank only when I am on my healer so hope you have better luck than me!!