View Full Version : need help with a few decisions

06-12-2009, 10:48 AM
First off, armory is...
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Illidan&n=Korthelle)
I am the guilds main tank for most fights, and this is advice for my maintanking gear set.

Im not asking for help, for the most part... I just need some info from people who happen to be more knowledgable then I as to why individual tradeoffs would be better. Please include reasoning in your decisions.

Okay, now the help I need is the following.
Legplates of Sovereignty - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40589) vs Valorous Aegis Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45384) with 8dodge/12 stam & 16 def gems. (wont be dcapped)
Im having trouble... because this is almost 0.8 more dodge (huge at this gear lvl) as well as 24 more str, but at the cost of 24 stam, and 0.1 parry (12 stam, plus the loss of a 8def12stam on another piece of gear becoming a 16 def) overall, it feels like a net gain

Gauntlets of the Royal Watch - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45834) vs. Valorous Redemption Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40580) Is the net gain everywhere worth the loss of the 2pieces bonus? im almost positive it is, and will probably use royal watch anyways, but still looking to see some thought.

Northern Barrier - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45450) vs. Wall of Terror - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40400) I just cant decide, honestly. Im sticking with northern at the moment simply because my hit is so low, but it seems like WoT would be the better choice in another 80 hit or so.

My usual gearing priority is Defcap > Stam + Dodge > Def + parry > Str + hit. with little care for expertise and BV/BR or armor. threat is usually a nonissue with me, except for the obvious rng associated with low hit. I hold aggro off 8k dps with a little breathing room, and on fights where threat is an issue, i swap in greatness over one of the other trinkets.
Any general advice beyond that is appreciated as well. Thanks for your time.