View Full Version : Avoidance vs. Health

06-03-2009, 01:55 PM
Since BC I have always been big on avoidance, I figure, why have the hps to take a shot, when you can avoid it. But lately some tanks that have a little more hps, less avoidance than me, are outliving me in some boss fights. I am always the main tank in raids we do, naxx 25 and ulduar 10 being the best we're capable of. Below is my armory, any tips on spec/gear/gem changes would be great. My tps is exceptionally high, so no threat tips please =P.
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Nazgrel&n=Crewl)

06-03-2009, 05:06 PM
Since you are in DPS gear... put tank gear on and use your CDs.

06-04-2009, 09:44 AM
MT's are usually geared for effective health and surviving big hits which progression boss tend to use. High avoidance is good as a MT if your health pool can stay high. Me personally am at 33k unbuffed 25% dodge 19% parry and 23ish% block hit capped and semi on exp(I use exp. pots). I think my avoidance is fairly decent but not high. Now being a JC/Miner/Draenei, I get to focus more on avoidance and stam. I'm fully naxx25 geared with about 6 pieces from Ulduar(4 from 10m and 2 from 25m) with dual stam trinkets.

I'd like to think of myself as a mesh of threat/EH/Avoid builds all in one, since in my guild we don't have a set MT, we all switch around and tank everything as a rotating core.

Hope this helps some.

06-04-2009, 10:30 PM
Take up Mining
Take up Blacksmithing or JC (you can get monarch crab (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44063)).
275 health enchant of your chest
22 stam enchant on your boots (who cares about mobilty when you can charge)
Change the parry/Def gem in your chest for another stam/def (parry is bad)
Get some stam trinkets
Change your spec to something like this (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZhg00xZVItRx0zVdIzsGo) and use commanding shout more.

According to Rawr now your health is 30.5k health unbuffed.