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Wilhem
03-02-2009, 04:00 PM
I just started doing 10 man Naxx with a group of people as the OT... We cleared Arachnid, Plague and did Pathwerk last night. We wiped on Patchwerk three times and got him on the fourth... When we finally cleared him I had actually taken aggro from the MT at about 75% and never really had a health issue (good healing, I figure).

Unbuffed i'm sitting at:
Health: 24.8K
Defense: 547
Parry: 15.46%
Dodge: 22.79%
WoW Armory Link (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Malygos&n=Wilhem)

I've been trying to get the Essence of Gossimer trinket, but it just won't drop for me yet. Also, I think my worst piece is my Chest piece (Clutch of the Storm Giant (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41846) with +22 Def enchant).

I know there has to be some "quick upgrade" pieces I can get outside of Naxx drops and was wondering if y'all could point them out? I was able to use AtlasLoot to do this myself on my Hunter, but I can't seem to pick the "good DK tank gear," out...

Thanks.

Halandir
03-02-2009, 04:02 PM
there are like gear guides coming out the wazoo here... check out:

http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f97/40966-polar-s-easy-pre-naxx-tank-gear-list.html

Wilhem
03-02-2009, 04:26 PM
there are like gear guides coming out the wazoo here... check out:

http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f97/40966-polar-s-easy-pre-naxx-tank-gear-list.html

Thank you for the link. The chest piece was a nice little upgrade.

Another question... I know Dodge is more important than Parry, but it's bothering me that my Parry is so low (keep in mind i'm a DK with points in Blade Barrier, so I almost always have a 10% bonus in parry while tanking which puts it at 25.53% - but that's not a "raw stat")... Do I just deal with my parry being 15.53% for now and wait for gear to improve it and gem for dodge/stam?

Thanks.

Whitegold
03-02-2009, 04:31 PM
That chest is pretty iffy. There's a bunch of better ones, easy to get too. Silver-Plated Battlechest - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44407) is a dungeon quest reward... 100% drop from a non-heroic easy dungeon (Utgarde Pinnacle).

Best option, though, is to get yourself a bunch of Wyrmrest Accord rep. Their boots and chest are well worth the effort to get Revered, and there's also a solid cloak at Honored.

(I can't see your armory from work, so I may be missing stuff you have that's better.)

Wilhem
03-02-2009, 04:45 PM
That chest is pretty iffy. There's a bunch of better ones, easy to get too. Silver-Plated Battlechest - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44407) is a dungeon quest reward... 100% drop from a non-heroic easy dungeon (Utgarde Pinnacle).

Best option, though, is to get yourself a bunch of Wyrmrest Accord rep. Their boots and chest are well worth the effort to get Revered, and there's also a solid cloak at Honored.

(I can't see your armory from work, so I may be missing stuff you have that's better.)

Yep, I was actually revered with Wyrmrest already so I grabbed Breastplate of the Solemn Council* (Breastplate of the Solemn Council - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44198)) which was a nice upgrade. I put Super Stats (+8) on it instead of Powerful Stats (+10) because it doesn't seem worth the Abyss Crystals at this point. I also am wearing those boots. :)

I put Icewalker on them for the Agi/Hit bonus... May be a mistake, but I was trying to get my hit up (and still am) and also trying to improve my Dodge.

Should I change that?

Anselme
03-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Yep, I was actually revered with Wyrmrest already so I grabbed Breastplate of the Solemn Council* (Breastplate of the Solemn Council - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44198)) which was a nice upgrade. I put Super Stats (+8) on it instead of Powerful Stats (+10) because it doesn't seem worth the Abyss Crystals at this point. I also am wearing those boots. :)

I put Icewalker on them for the Agi/Hit bonus... May be a mistake, but I was trying to get my hit up (and still am) and also trying to improve my Dodge.

Should I change that?

Icewalker has no Agility, I believe it is straight +crit/+hit.

With boots, always enchant +22 Stamina. At your current level you need the hp.

Take a little out of the defense area since you're far over the soft cap and place it into pure dodge (Gemming for instance, use 8dodge/12stam)

Also don't worry too much about your +parry. It'll come along with gear, do remember as well that it scales with your strength so fully raid buffed you may be looking at a slightly higher number than just 15%. Also, Blade Barrier brings it to 25% which is good for your current gear level.

[edit] NEVER gem for parry rating. Switch those gems out for Dodge instead. Parry weighs a lot more than Dodge when it comes to stat conversion to pure avoidance.

Wilhem
03-06-2009, 01:17 PM
Icewalker has no Agility, I believe it is straight +crit/+hit.

With boots, always enchant +22 Stamina. At your current level you need the hp.

Take a little out of the defense area since you're far over the soft cap and place it into pure dodge (Gemming for instance, use 8dodge/12stam)

Also don't worry too much about your +parry. It'll come along with gear, do remember as well that it scales with your strength so fully raid buffed you may be looking at a slightly higher number than just 15%. Also, Blade Barrier brings it to 25% which is good for your current gear level.

[edit] NEVER gem for parry rating. Switch those gems out for Dodge instead. Parry weighs a lot more than Dodge when it comes to stat conversion to pure avoidance.

Thanks for all the advice. I've switched the enchant on my boots, been able to get some T7 pieces and replaced my parry gems. I'm not sitting at 541 defense, almost 25% dodge and 15% parry. If I can ever get the essence of gossamer trinket i'll be sitting at 27+K health unbuffed.

Thank you all very much. :)