View Full Version : Prot War Tanking Issues

06-13-2009, 04:39 AM
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Gorgonnash&n=Kiddos) (just logged out in my tanking gear, might take a bit to update)
Currently sitting at:
31206 health
554 def
25.66% dodge
19.16% parry
17.67% block
206 hit (usually have a Draenei in party)
24 expertise (usually eating expertise food)

I am the leader of a 10man only guild. I want to try not to get gear out of 25mans if possible. The problem I'm having is with TPS and survivability in Ulduar10. Currently, we're progressed up to Yogg. The only problem with survivability is mainly just Vezax/Hodir where I just use a DK tank now. Threat on Hodir and Vezax has become somewhat of an issue for me. My threat is usually around 4-6k and spiking up to 8k with lucky SnB procs. Standard SS>Rev>Dev>Conc/SW on 3rd GCD after SS if everything else is on CD, while doing Demo/TC whenever it drops under 5 seconds. I went from 5/15/51(Imp Demo) back to 15/3/53 for threat but it didn't seem to help as much as I thought it used to.

I'm still waiting on a couple gear options for me to drop such as Legacy of Thunder - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45892) or even Stoneguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45700), Stormtempered Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45304), and Valorous Siegebreaker Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45428)/T8 Protector token. We haven't seen a single one of these drop since maybe week2/3 of Ulduar so I've still been waiting, waiting...
Gear in bags:
:edit: Just got Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46169), using these instead of T7.5 pants and 2pc T8 bonus instead of T7.
Archaedas' Lost Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45708)
Valorous Dreadnaught Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40545)
Valor Medal of the First War - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40683)

With the lack of a decent body piece in Uld10, I've been doing FL-1tower(IC Medium soon) and VoA25 for badges to work on T8.5 body but that is a long ways off, maybe Yogg will be down before I even get close. I've also thought about using T7.5 gloves and Archaedas' to get more expertise for the hit/health/avoidance drop and keep my T7 2pc bonus for threat. I'm also not entirely sure if 2pc T8 is better then T7 2pc or not though if anyone can link me to a discussion post about it. I'm also open to any and all suggestions outside of 25man raids.