View Full Version : Geared enough to tank Ony 10/ToC 10?

10-22-2009, 11:21 AM
First of all, thanks to everyone who replies to these, I've done a lot of reading since I've joined and learned quite a bit.

Just recently became serious about tanking on my DK and have been trying hard to gear up to become effective. Last night I tanked VoA 25 for the first time and had a blast. I'm really curious with my current gearset what I can and can not tank.

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

Armory doesn't seem to be working at the time of this post, in frost presence I have 36k hp 45% avoidance with horn of winter and I think 25k armor.

I'm certain ToC 25 is out of the question as well as Ony 25. What about Ony/ToC 10? Ulduar?

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance! :]

10-22-2009, 12:12 PM
WoW-Heroes says you can (http://www.wow-heroes.com/index.php?zone=us&server=Winterhoof&name=xzanthos).

However, your gear and stats are close to mine, slightly better, and I've done Onyxia 10 few times, and it's not a cakewalk. The damage is very spikey, and 2x 20,000 hits that take you close to death are not uncommon, and your healers really have to be on the ball.

My Frost tank spec is also similar to yours (not the current Armory one though, I'm just testing some things atm), but I always do it in my Blood spec (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#jcEMqI0IsbMbssxhxZ0g:iGp0Mm), which is designed for boss fights and surviving big spike dmg. W/ priest, pally, druid, imp, and food buffs I'm at about 46k health, 55% avoidance (including SSG).

Also we haven't gotten past the 3rd phase yet either. No shamman in the raid, so it's usually b/c Onyxia will fear and hit me in the back as I run off, and healers can't get back in range fast enough.

10-22-2009, 12:21 PM
Thanks Kurtosis. I haven't seen that site before. I'll pick up glyphs for blood tanking and switch to that for when I try and tank something hard, I think I'd still prefer frost for heroics though.

Thanks for the reply :]

10-22-2009, 12:38 PM
Use your cooldowns often.

On the first phase, you'll be taking high damage the whole time. Use cooldowns as you see her casting a wing buffet or flame breath. Use both IBF and Vampiric Blood. Use Mark of Blood. Whatever you have, it'll come back in time for Phase 3 anyway.

In phase 2, using cooldowns to deal with the big adds using Ignite weapon is also advisable, unless you have a warrior or a rogue available to disarm them.

As a warrior in Phase 3, I can break most of the fears, but the times when 2 fears come too close together, it can be dicey. When I know I won't have Berserker Rage available, I always make sure to pop Shield Wall or Last Stand+Enraged Regen. I can probably make it through OK anyway, but I like to make things easier on my healers. Hope this helps.