View Full Version : Warrior with HP/Gear questions...

04-02-2009, 08:37 AM
Hey yall,

Recently dumped the DK to tank on the warrior again. Hoping someone can take a look at my armory profile and make some suggestions. I only have 28k unbuffed, but I have very high avoidance compared to alot of the 30k + tanks in my guild. Should I try to stack more stamina or is what I have enough and continue down the avoidance path?

Yes, I don't have Deep Wounds. Waiting for Broken Promise or Last Laugh before I spec it.

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

04-02-2009, 08:58 AM
ewww herbalism on a prot warrior :P

On to more helpful information, you generally don't want to gem for defense or other avoidance stats of any kind. There are gear alternatives that would allow you to choose other things which are better such as increasing expertise and stamina.

First things first I don't care what weapon you use, I would consider it ill-advised to not use the 15/5/51 spec as it really helps your dps/tps and still provides good survivability
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=LAM00fZhbZMItrx0zidIzsGo)

Next thing I notice is that you are forcing yourself to make bad gemming decisions due to lack of defense which could quickly and easily be solved by improving your trinket selection. Lavanthor's Talisman - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37872) is mediocre at best, you would be much better served by throwing on either Seal of the Pantheon - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36993) or Repelling Charge - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39292)

Your neck is ugly and could easily be replaced with the emblem neck Chained Military Gorget - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40679)

Your sword enchant should be switched to either Accuracy if you are rich or Weapon Chain if you aren't.

Lastly I just want to note again all those defense gems are a really bad choice, switch your trinket and use all those slots to improve your expertise/stam and your tps/health will improve substantially

GL and gratz on dumping the DK :)

EDIT: Just noticed the attack power gem in your chest, get rid of that thing and go for 8 expertise/12 stam or 16 expertise. Also you really should try to match the socket colors to get the extra bonus and more importantly you should ALWAYS have a 24 stam gem in any blue slot, fix that chest asap. Switch your shoulder gem for a 8 expertise/12 stam too and grab that socket bonus

04-02-2009, 02:29 PM
I'm not sure if this is the place, but we have designated this Prot Warrior as our Sarth+3 {25man} Drake tank.

My only concern is that his health pool seems low.

Looking for some gear/gemming recommendations for:

WoW Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Cairne&n=Stormhowl)

Thank you in advance!

04-02-2009, 02:40 PM
First thing I notice is that he/she is a JC, but only has one epic gem slotted... bad move! Use all 3 epic slots in every set to get the max benefit. I'd drop the STR/Stam gem in the gun to straight stam too. Make the Crab trinket at least and gem for total stam in place of valor medal. Then make a ruby hare and drop the defense triket he's got and make up the DEF on a shield enchant.

That would give a couple hundred extra stam at least...

04-06-2009, 08:26 AM
Just something to point out, if you are going to be the drake tank in Sarth3D (that is what I am too) avoidance isn't going to help you survive when you got Shadron and Vesperon blowin on you with Twilight Torment up. You have to get the EH to be able to handle it, I have had no problems with 31k+ hp unbuffed so I keep that as a minimum health and then adjust other things as I see fit for TPS or avoidance.

04-06-2009, 09:22 AM
I tank drakes in 3d sarth, bot 10 and 25 man with 32k unbuffed health. Works well and top out around 42ish with all buffs and food. They drake breaths hit very hard, but its very healable with that much HP.

04-06-2009, 01:30 PM
Thank you guys for the help. It really did seem his health pool was low, but then, if you start swapping out exp,dodge, parry gems/gear, do you run the risk of having low TPS?