View Full Version : Tanking gear and TPS

10-16-2009, 10:44 PM
I am trying to become a better tank. I have unbound HS from Dev. and stuff and Im trying to do better. Today we tried uldar and we downed 3 bosses FL, XT 002, and Razorscale(sp?) I MTed 2 of them. I was having a bit of trouble with threat. I think one reason is Im not getting shield slam off everytime its up im still working on the rotations.

Based off my armory:

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Durotan&n=Hvitserk)

What do you recommend as far as gear upgrades? How about spec and glyphs? Any tips on ways to learn the rotation and how to pick up adds? Im having a hard time picking them up in time when we tried Ignis.

Thanks in advance

10-17-2009, 12:43 AM
If you have problem with threat then spec into a Impale Deep Wounds spec.

For gear, your gear is really a bit low for Ulduar25 but should be ok for Uld10, try to get the stamina trinket from ToC5 normal it will be a good upgrade for your Bunny trinket.

Glyphs, when you start raid tanking more heavy hitting bosses survivability cds gets much more useful, so getting Glyph of Last Stand and Glyph of Shieldwall helps. Also, for threat Glyph of Vigilance is the best you can get for sustained tps.

When picking up adds as a warrior you will have to stay allert so you actually see them when they come in, Ignis will throw a fireball on the add that gets activated so just watch out for that. When you pick it up you basicly charge it, Shield Slam it and then drag it to fire if you are shattering them.

If you have problems using your Shield Slam on cd get a floating combat text addon that announces S&B procs or get Power Auras Classic and set it up to show for example a big green shield to the left of your character whenever Shield Slam is usable and you are in combat.

Power Auras : Power Auras Classic - Addons - Curse (http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/powerauras-classic.aspx)

Miks Scrolling Battle Text (one of many scrolling combat text addons) : MikScrollingBattleText - Addons - Curse (http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/mik-scrolling-battle-text.aspx)

10-17-2009, 10:09 AM
So for spec I was looking at it. I looked up Ariedan's spec and im guessing thats the deep wounds spec you spoke of or something similar. As far as glyphs go I was under the impression that glyph of blocking was a MUST have but you said Last stand, shield wall, and vigilance.

Would those glyphs help me out more?

10-17-2009, 10:53 AM
not for threat per second but for surviving in Ulduar 25 with your current gear they will be a good improvement!

10-17-2009, 11:31 AM
Im not worried about 25 man yet