View Full Version : Trinket, Talent and gemming Question

10-25-2009, 07:13 PM
Hello there,
this is my Armory-Link (http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Nera%27thor&cn=Terrible&gn=Bloodhound+Gang), I'm tanking TOGC25 (but not Anub or his adds yet ;) ) and I have some questions about trinkets, talents and gemming:

- Trinket-Problem: Which one is better? Purified Onyxia Blood Talisman (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49487) or The Black Heart (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47216) ? The Black Heat gives me as a Protection-Paladin 156,24 stamina (1562,4 HP) and some DR when it procs. Onyxia Blood Talisman gives me avoidance and heals me in roughly 77 seconds for 1562,4 HP. I have ~44k HP buffed when raiding so 1562 HP isnt that much of an improvement, is it?

- Talents: For now I'm not happy with my spec (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#sVZE0xA0uMGsIufdxf). I want to try this spec (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#sVZV0xA0ughsIufdxfM), but I'm not quite happy with it either. Are there any improvement suggestions?

- Gemming: Example: Hauberk of the Towering Monstrosity (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47415). Is it better to gem 3x 30 stamina or is it better to gem it like I did? Should I stack stamina (overall) to get as much HP as possible? I haven't heard of any healer complaing about healing me yet ;)

I will get rid of the Ony10 Helmet in several days, I'm planning to buy the 75 Triumph-Bagdet Helmet.

Thanks a lot for reading and tiping if you have any ideas! :)

10-25-2009, 08:49 PM
1. I'd go for Purified Onyxia Blood Talisman, primarily because HP isn't really much of an issue when you hit around 44k buffed. The added avoidance stats are very nice. Some fights it will be best to use a stamina trinket (ie for fights where the boss hits for a lot or you have a debuff that does a set amount of damage per tick), in which case use a stamina trinket over anything else.

2. I used to raid as 5/57/9 for a looong time, now that Ret has had some changes I highly recommend 0/53/18 ( Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#sZi0tA0uMusIufdtsMobc) )
Don't bother with reckoning, it's still useless.

3. Generally anything with a +9 stam or higher bonus I aim to gem to get. If you need to fill a red socket use Shifting Dreadstone - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40130) instead of dodge+stam.
Stamina is a great stat at the moment, but I find that other tanks who stack straight stam take way more damage, thus require more healing than I do. Yes You can take a bigger hit, but at the same time I can take that same hit, it does less damage and I will effectively survive longer.


I'd also highly recommend upping your blacksmithing. The two extra sockets are an extra 600 or more hp, which is always good :)