View Full Version : Warrior Tank Deciding on Jewelery

09-08-2009, 06:08 AM
CharDev Here (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/%5Bhttp://www.chardev.org/?template=253176%5D):
Armory here (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Arygos&n=Drae):

Well I've collected enough Triumph badges to purchase the Clutch of Fortification (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731) and I can't decide which ring to swap it with.

Discounting balancing the defense cap (easily achieved through a cloak or shield enchant swap) which ring should I keep for general tanking.

Also is it worth purchasing Glyph of Indomitability (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47735) if you have an Eitriggs Oath (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47882)? Considering my other trinkets?

There's also the Blades of Sable Cross (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47660) Vs. The Armor-Plated Shotgun (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41168)

I would like to change my off-spec to DPS (from prot / prot) and don't want to spend badges willy nilly so I can spend some on bettering my off-kit as well.


09-08-2009, 06:34 AM
I'm going to say, swap out the Platinum Band of Aesir. Granted is a higher level item, but most tanks I know(including myself) have gone with using the Mark of Relentless for the EH. And being that your way over the soft Expertise cap, I'd say you can afford the loss as the Cluth makes up for the other stats, plus gives some extra armor.

I'd also go ahead and get the Sable Cross, it's currently BiS for tanking and being only 25 badges should not break the bank.

The trinket I also really like, but personally speaking I'll be holding off until I get a few other pieces first. But the armor/dodge is pretty solid imo.

09-08-2009, 07:05 AM
Thanks for the reply Dirt!

Personally I'm a fan of carrying a lot of expertise; like 12%, but your point is well taken. I was leaning towards the Aesir as well.

I understand the sable cross is "BiS" atm; I'm sure I'll pick em up eventually, but I think the higher EH on the Gun will hold out for the moment.

As much as I like the armor on the trinket, it just seems like there are very few fights where the armor will be a significant upgrade vs. heart of iron, considering the relative rarity of pure physical based fights in ToC. iirc bleeds aren't effected by armor, and every fight besides gormok has a magic portion to the fight. (well jaraxxus I 'spose is physical only if the fireballs are all properly interrupted)

Part of the problem is I'm the "3rd" tank, and on many 2 tank fights I'm left DPS'ing.

09-08-2009, 07:12 AM
I agree completely with replacing the Platinum Band of the Aesir over the Mark of the Relentless. The Aesir just doesn't really cut it over the options you have available. As for the sable cross, it is most definitely a distinct upgrade over all other options for tanks right now (even the combat shotgun that some people decided to stick with over the ulduar gun). So there is no reason to not pick it up when you have badges to spare.

As for the trinkets, the two you have currently (Juggernauts Vitality and Heart of Iron) Represent some of the best trinkets available in the game. The health gain from them is awesome and very much worth keeping in your EH gearset. If you were going to go for an armor based trinket then I STRONGLY recommend the one from the ToC 5man, normal mode. It gives a proc of over 7,000 armor which pretty much adds up like an extra shield being equipped and will proc very frequently while still maintaining a high amount of stamina. I would probably use that over Juggernaut's Vitality in most cases unless I was dealing with heavy magic/bleed based fights.

09-08-2009, 07:33 AM
i think the heart of iron and and the black heart is a fantastic trinket combo atm

09-08-2009, 08:05 AM
yeah I have a black heart as well. It is OP! I tend to choose straight stam for anything that's not 100% physical based damage; which is why I choose the heart of iron over the black heart for most occasions. Whats with all the armor based trinkets in ToC / T9 ? I personally prefer straight stam all things equivalent.

Aesir will be replaced by popular consent!

Ill consider the sable cross for my next purchase.

Excellent responses and very helpful.