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Snackpants
07-19-2009, 11:59 AM
Hi guys, I'm at the point where I'm collecting a fairly impressive collection of gear and I'm not quite sure how I should be applying it. Until now, I've been focusing on stamina and to a lesser degree, expertise (staying above 540 defense, of course). I could use some help sorting out what is useful where and how certain suits for certain applications should look. Here's my basic all-purpose tanking setup: The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Echo+Isles&n=Snackpants)

I also have the following items in my inventory:

Broken Promise - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40345) (I thought I'd put Mongoose on it?)

Bolstered Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43500) (with +55stam/+22 agil and a +8 exp/+12 stam gem)

Cloak of the Enemy - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37728) (with +22 agil)

Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44188) (with +120 armor)

Waistguard of Living Iron - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40689) (with a +41 stam JC gem and a +8 exp/+12 stam gem)

Gauntlets of the Disobedient - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40188) (thought I would put +15 exp on them)

I also thought I would buy Signet of the Impregnable Fortress - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40718), but it doesn't look like a big improvement over what I already have, unless it's application specific.

I know there are threat, mitigation and survival suits, but I'm not sure what stats lend themselves to which suit. I figured shield block rating and value would be good for mitigation, but then I read that it's also good for threat because of SS damage. Then there's expertise, which I figured was good all around, but a bunch of items have +hit on them, which might also be good all around or just for threat? Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've been reading every thread I can find for several days and my head is spinning! I don't mind unloading some of this gear if it's useless, and maybe I'll start rolling on DPS stuff for my Arms, spec instead if I'm good to go with what I have. I'm doing some PuG Naxx 25s, and our guild is working through Naxx 10 with an Ulduar 10 coming up sometime soon. So far, given what I have, I don't really have many problems with threat in any group or raid and nobody's been complaining about Snack's tanking skills :) I just want to make sure I'm getting every little bit out of my gear.

Thanks in advance, guys!