View Full Version : TotGC10 Progression Tank LF Evaluation

11-11-2009, 09:10 PM
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Hello all, I've recently joined a fairly casual guild that I really enjoy. We've been able to successfully beat Heroic 10-man Anub for the past 2 weeks now, first time with 37 attempts left and last night with 40 attempts left.

Myself and a Prot Paladin are tanking these runs, with my duties usually to tank Acidmaw, Jaraxxus, and Anub.

Few specific questions:
1) Would you advise giving up socket bonuses and replacing some of my dodge/stam and parry/stam gems for straight stam gems? I am sitting at just under 49k raid-buffed while our Paladin tank in slightly better gear is at almost 53k (The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Korgath&n=An%C3%B4nmy%C3%B4us)).

2) Would you recommend using Crusader's Glory - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47810) over Titanguard - Item - World of Warcraft? (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45110?) I have both and am debating the merits.

3) For anybody with experience on the PTR, what are bosses in ICC10 hitting for? Anything I should be doing now to prepare for 3.3 other than farming ToC25 and TotGC10?

4) Would you recommend using Glyph of Indomitability - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47735) over The Black Heart - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47216?) My other trinket is Satrina's Impeding Scarab - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47080).

5) Does anybody know how to get tank items to drop from TotGC10??? 2 full clears and 1 4/5 clear and only tank item that has dropped is that lame trinket off of FC (Fervor of the Frostborn - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47949)) :mad:

11-12-2009, 02:57 PM
1) 49K is ok but more is always welcome. Replacing gems is a good way, especially parry gems i'd say.

2) I would go with glory. More armor = more effective health. Titanguard is nice with its hit for an aggro set. You might go with blood draining on glory and accuracy/weaponchain on titanguard and switch as needed

3) I'm doing my best to not take a peek at the ptr. I want to find out stuff fresh.

4) I'd say you're very close to the point where those items are similar with respect to effective health. Personally i'd go with the higher stam (try to find a pug to ulduar for heart of ignis though)

5) If you learn that, give me a call. More than two weeks on VH hc, no trinket. My pala has gone through several keyboards through /headdesk as he waits for a proper shield. In our months of ulduar25 raiding we had 1 (ONE in writing) cloak of makers drop. It seems our guild is cursed. Back in Molten Core, our hunter had to wait 53 weeks for his leaf (50% drop chance item) to drop.

11-12-2009, 04:25 PM
1. All stamina gems is the way to go with current content. The amount of avoidance you get from the gear alone is too much, as it only leads to overhealing as your healers are assuming you have 0% avoidance anyway.

2. I would go with the Glory for survivability, and the Titanguard if you need the threat.

3. Bulk up on stamina, forget avoidance.

4. Depends on the content. Go with stamina for magic heavy encounters, go for armor for melee heavy encounters.

5. Lady luck is fickle. I had the worst luck for the first week or two, but tank loot has been flowing like water recently.

11-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the responses. Picked up the Glyph of Indomitability today, so will likely be replacing Black Heart with that, using Glory for weapon, and replacing some hybrid gems with straight stamina.