View Full Version : Low avoidance but enough stam?

10-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Hi folks,
Ik got, what my guild says, enough health for naxx (29.7k unbuffed with frost presence) and got Vampiric Blood for when i nearly die wich gets me on 34.6k. But i only have 15% dodge, 15% parry.
I'm not sure about my talents too... i got blood because i like it for tanking, never liked frost tanks.
But any suggestions? For my spec and avoidance?

Armory link:
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Aszune&n=Taxanie)

10-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Hi richie,

First off, a blood tanking spec really shines at much higher gear levels. On the second note you are missing some very pivotal talents. on your spec.


You can switch out a point in unholy for rune tap. I don't take it personally but alot of high end tanks do.

Avoidance, will come with gear. Priority wise, you will want to get some new bracers first since you are using dps ones.

After that move down the list, pick up all the emblem stuff running heroics and naxx like crazy.

I would recommend a frost build at lower levels because the mitigation you'll recieve. In conclusion, it's just gearing up dude. Follow a close variation of the blood spec i linked and or build up a frost spec. Farm everything you can to gear up and you'll be fine.

10-02-2009, 10:53 AM
If you aren't following a cookie-cutter spec, a DK tanking spec should always start with the "tripod":

Blade barrier 5/5, Toughness 5/5, Anticipation 5/5

Depending on which tree you go into from there, there are other tanking talents that you need to get as well. General rule of thumb is: if it looks like it'll reduce damage incoming, it's a tanking talent.

You also want to get some talents that will increase your damage (and hence your threat). Try to pick ones that make sense (gives the most overall benefit).

Looking at and copying (initially) a cookie-cutter spec, like the one linked, is usually the best place to start, though.

10-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Ok, thanks guys, i will change spec like u sayd @Taconite
And Thanks for the info @ Bashal