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Wheatizzle
07-31-2009, 07:50 PM
I'm trying to find a guild that'll allow me to get in tanking naxx 10,

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Emerald+Dream&n=Wheatizzle)

I've had this character at 80 for a few months, I quit playing for a time, and after coming back I've been trying to get back into her. Lately, however, I've been getting laughed out of heroics for having 25k unbuffed health, am I really that awful, or is it just a case of people wanting a vastly overgeared tank?

A note on the unholy spec, that's just in place for heroics, as I've found it much easier for AoE threat than any other, and the only time I've really had aggro issues was with an overhealing resto druid who didn't pick up subtlety, if I can get into raiding, I'll pick up a frost spec or dual spec into blood, because I just find myself unable to hold multiple mobs with it.

I know, I need to update my trinkets, but I've been unable to find a H AN group that's been capable of getting to hadronox in months, and I plan on leveling my JC up some time during the week for the JC trinket.

Sirloinsteak
07-31-2009, 08:35 PM
just do what i did when i rerolled from a horde warrior to alliance warrior ... keep a bunch of hp flasks and food and anything else that increases ur hp on u ... and just before they invite u pop it all ... 99% of the time wont check that ur buffed they will just look at ur hp ... easy way to get in

worked for me anyways when i had the same problem


people forget that naxx 10 was done in quest blues and lvl 70 gear when it first came out ... they are clearly looking for easy loot with well overgeared tanks

Zivh
08-02-2009, 12:14 AM
A few things:

Try Frost again. Frost has unparalleled instant aggro on multiple mobs. Try pulling the pack with HB and then dropping a DnD, followed by a Blood Boil. NO ONE will pull those mobs off you. Your gear isnt quite good enough for an unholy spec, IMO, though some may disagree. Frost is THE entry level tanking spec as it will severely reduce the damage you take and allow for easy instant aggro. Unholy relies a lot on having high AP from a lot of strength and thereby increasing your spell power through Impurity....which I notice you only have 2 points in.

Swap that 18 stam on your shoulders for the +30 stam/resil from Wintergrasp, or the SoH enchant.

Actually, just get some new shoulders. Avoid shield block and replace anything with shield block as your first priority as they are completely wasted points on your gear. I'm sure you're not wearing them for any other reason than you haven't gotten anything better, but Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44312) are pretty cheap (~1500G) and will last you until your Tier 7/7.5. If you cant afford that, aim for Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37814) out of H. HoL.

Same goes for that belt. Run H AN for the Essence of Gossamer and Ancient Aligned Girdle (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37241).

Enchant your chest piece with 8/10 stats or 22 Def.

Enchant your wrists with 40 Stam.

Enchant your cloak with 16 def, 22 Agi, or 23 haste.

Enchant your gloves with Armsman.

Enchant your boots with Tuskarr's Vitality or 22 Stam.

Replace your trinkets ASAP, the Heroic badge dodge trinket is very decent for a long time. Get the Essence of Gossamer from H AN.

You could *probably* tank most of Naxx10 in your gear, but I won't say it will be easy for you, your healers, or your DPS.

Cheers!

Zivh
08-02-2009, 12:14 AM
A few things:

Try Frost again. Frost has unparalleled instant aggro on multiple mobs. Try pulling the pack with HB and then dropping a DnD, followed by a Blood Boil. NO ONE will pull those mobs off you. Your gear isnt quite good enough for an unholy spec, IMO, though some may disagree. Frost is THE entry level tanking spec as it will severely reduce the damage you take and allow for easy instant aggro. Unholy relies a lot on having high AP from a lot of strength and thereby increasing your spell power through Impurity....which I notice you only have 2 points in.

Swap that 18 stam on your shoulders for the +30 stam/resil from Wintergrasp, or the SoH enchant.

Actually, just get some new shoulders. Avoid shield block and replace anything with shield block as your first priority as they are completely wasted points on your gear. I'm sure you're not wearing them for any other reason than you haven't gotten anything better, but Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44312) are pretty cheap (~1500G) and will last you until your Tier 7/7.5. If you cant afford that, aim for Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37814) out of H. HoL.

Same goes for that belt. Run H AN for the Essence of Gossamer (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37220) and Ancient Aligned Girdle (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37241).

Enchant your chest piece with 8/10 stats or 22 Def.

Enchant your wrists with 40 Stam.

Enchant your cloak with 16 def, 22 Agi, or 23 haste.

Enchant your gloves with Armsman.

Enchant your boots with Tuskarr's Vitality or 22 Stam.

Replace your trinkets ASAP, the Heroic badge dodge trinket is very decent for a long time. Get the Essence of Gossamer (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37220) from H AN.

You could *probably* tank most of Naxx10 in your gear, but I won't say it will be easy for you, your healers, or your DPS.

Cheers!