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Titangrip
04-21-2009, 08:23 AM
Greetings, fellow warriors! :D

This is my armory.

I've recently pleveled my JC to 400 just for the dodge trinket and for the +41 stamina gems.

I know my gear isn't fantastic or whatsoever, but I do have problems making gear choices. (Before you berate on me, I've been made MainTank for my guild about 3 weeks before Ulduar, so there was ALOT of gearing up for me to do.)

Looking at my gear, I think I'm fine so far (except for the bracer/waist/neck). I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions/advise you can give me.

1) My current Glyphs are:
Major: Shield Wall, Last Stand and Blocking
Minor: Bloodrage, Charge, Thunder Clap

Are these fine? And also going with the new 5/10/56 build, is it worth it to drop 2/2 Gag Order for 2/2 Imp Spell Reflect? (I've read somewhere that Threat should NOT be a issue except for Malygos/Hodir).

Also, any advise on my enchant/immediate-gear-upgrades would be most appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read this thread.

Squirrelnut
04-21-2009, 11:07 AM
Seems like you could improve on your gem selection a bit. I notice that you are flirting with the defense cap and thus used a defense gem in your belt but you aren't taking advantage of all your socket bonuses.

Your legs for example you are giving up a 6 defense socket bonus when you could use another stam/expertise gem with minimal loss of stam while gaining both expertise and defense. I generally ensure that I use virtually all socket bonuses and any that I really don't like (yellow sockets for example) I will throw a JC gem into that.

You might reconsider your talent selection a little bit, for Ulduar survivability i prefer a 5/10/56 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZhiZVItrg0didszsGo:TrAMmz) spec as it allows 5 points in demo shout which can be very helpful (optionally keep 2 in Imp Spell Reflect or put them in Focused Rage). Your glyphs look good, only difference is I use glyph of Vigilance instead of Blocking since our guild DPS is geared and 10% threat off a geared mage is nice :)

On the whole it looks pretty good, startin to get some Ulduar stuff in there I see which is nice. I think you are good to go and just need to hope for neck/belt drop gods to smile on you.

Titangrip
04-22-2009, 03:19 AM
Thanks so much Squirrelnut, noticed that you're the one who keeps posting in my threads.(not that it's a bad thing :D)

Any other tips that you have and care to share?

Edit: According to Ciderhelm, I'll need 3 pieces of Frost Resist Gear, do I socket all of them with 16 def?

Squirrelnut
04-22-2009, 09:50 AM
I like to wander around theory crafting sites when nothing major is happening at work. Since I am a perfectionist I am always looking to get the ideal combination of gear/gem/etc so I frequent this armory section to get new ideas and make suggestions :P

Back to gear, talents, glyphs I am beginning to think that our guild attempts are far more influenced by other players then my survivability. Basically it doesn't matter that I take less damage when our healers/dps die and I don't seem to be that hard to keep up so I am considering going back to Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhbZMItrx0zidIzsGo:dbAzMm) as my default even on most Ulduar bosses. I will likely just keep my survivability off spec just in case Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZMItrx0didIzsGo:TrdzMm)
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Titangrip
04-24-2009, 02:15 AM
I like to wander around theory crafting sites when nothing major is happening at work. Since I am a perfectionist I am always looking to get the ideal combination of gear/gem/etc so I frequent this armory section to get new ideas and make suggestions :P

Back to gear, talents, glyphs I am beginning to think that our guild attempts are far more influenced by other players then my survivability. Basically it doesn't matter that I take less damage when our healers/dps die and I don't seem to be that hard to keep up so I am considering going back to Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhbZMItrx0zidIzsGo:dbAzMm) as my default even on most Ulduar bosses. I will likely just keep my survivability off spec just in case Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZMItrx0didIzsGo:TrdzMm)
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For 25man Hodir, do you use frost resist gear? If so how many piece and what do you socket them with?

Titangrip
04-29-2009, 09:51 AM
When would it be a good time to switch back to Threat Spec? (15/5/50+)

Like gear wise, what should I be looking for unbuffed?

Skyborn
04-29-2009, 09:58 AM
For Hodir people recommend 3/3 FR gear for the tank. As for gemming, since there's really nothing on the pieces except for Stam and FR you'll likely have to gem for defense until you get yourself capped again, and then you can gem for hit or expertise depending on what you need. Hodir is a pretty threat heavy fight with all the damage buffs DPS gets and all the movement you'll need to be doing as the tank.

I'll be going back to 15/5/51 when I can find an enchanter with Blood Draining. Right now I don't have Deep Wounds and I'll want that to maximize my stacks.

Squirrelnut
04-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Easy solution I would think for Hodir would be to just throw Repelling Charge back on when wearing FR gear instead of re-gemming (haven't used it in a while and am still 551 or so def normally).

I think it is a variable figure on when to re-consider moving back to 15/5/51 spec really based on your gear & healers when considering your survivability vs threat.

Anyone have any info regarding Hodir and threat concerns when compared to Mally & sparks? I have been wandering around in my 5/10/56 spec since 3.1 hit since I wanted to ease the transition for healers in Ulduar and as yet have never had any issues holding threat in any content yet including Mally w sparks (have not yet done Hodir 25 due to bunch of guild issues).