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04-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Hi all!

Well Im a starter in the tank world :P well in all Wow. I only have 4 months playing...
I am having several troubles now that I reach lvl 80. I just make quest leveling very few instances. Now I dont have good gear I think, and don't know how a tank must work...
What gear should I look for ??
What stats are important in tanking world ?
It's my build ok for AoE tanking or only for solo ?
Are definied rotation for AoE and for tanking only one mob ?
Equipment ? xD

Well all the things that you can say to help me.
I have a really bad week cuz I was removed from severals heroics and instance for my bad work tanking... and really hit my fun in the game...

But after think a little maybe some day I could make it fine :D

Well thanks a lot!!

Sry for my bad english !

Edit : Add the link to armory.

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Ragnaros&n=archylus)

04-21-2009, 03:58 AM
Don't stress if it's not going well right away, Archylus, you'll be tanking with the best of us in no time.

You are struggling in heroics because you're not yet immune to critical hits. When a boss's attack crits, it deals 200% of normal damage. These damage spikes are very difficult for healers to heal through, I'm not surprised you were kicked from heroics if you were taking crits.

To push critical hits off the attack table for heroics, you need to get your defense skill up to 535. You're at 529 now, you can get there easily by enchanting your gear.

Head: Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44150) (from Argent Crusade reputation)
Shoulder: Lesser Inscription of the Pinnacle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44132) (from Sons of Hodir reputation)
Back: Enchant Cloak - Titanweave - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44591) (from an Enchanter)
Chest: Enchant Chest - Greater Defense - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47766) (from an Enchanter)
Shield: Enchant Shield - Defense - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44489) (from an Enchanter)

All of the above will get you to 548 Defense, which will make you uncrittable by heroic and raid bosses and increase your avoidance noticeably.

For future reference, it's important to properly gem and enchant every piece of armor in your tanking and DPS sets. It's fine to go the cheap route while soloing, but when you have a group depending on you, you need to be at the top of your game.

Enchantments by slot - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft (http://www.wowwiki.com/Enchantments_by_Slot) lists all of the enchants and enhancing items you can get for your gear.

Oh, and grab some glyphs.

04-21-2009, 04:15 AM
Cant check your spec.

But this is how i would advice you to spec and choose glyphs. It's a good spec all round spec, capable of both AoE and single target tanking.

Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LA0b0fZhbZMItrx0zidIzsGo:bdM0mM)

Starter tips :

single target tanking prioritization :
Shield Slam, Revenge, Devastate - always apply thunderclap, demo shout if its a hard hitting boss.

AoE :
Thunderclap, take a couple of steps back to line up all mobs then Shockwave - followed by cleave spam - continue to keep Thunderclap and shockwave on cooldown.
You can mark a main target with a skull and add a shield slam or two to that target to keep it on you.

04-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Jejeje My Talents :P
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?group=1&r=Ragnaros&n=Archylus)

Thanks Ossix ! I'm looking for the enchants and some equipment from Wyrmrest.
Some one said me that I have to make a balance from defense raiting in equipment and stamina ( cuz now Im having only 19k of life unbufffed )

Now I'm using Ciderhelm Equipment Guide, but I have a question there is any site in which I can test equipment and how they are going to affect my char !

Againg thanks for the enchanment tips, Really useful! I don't have a lot of game mechanics esense.

And iofe really thanks maybe I will practice in low level instance this rotation :P ! Thanks a lot!