View Full Version : Trinkets and effective health

11-13-2009, 05:15 PM
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Arthas&n=Parch)

Here is my armory. in case i logged out in my DPS gear, i have a beimba score of 524. i have 34K health, and i am frost specced.

i am currently using the 2 balebrew charms (Bitter Balebrew Charm - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49116))

Onyxia was nice enough to me to remove her head and put it into my bag, which i traded for the nice tanking trink Purified Onyxia Blood Talisman - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49487)

here's my problem, equipping this leaves me 1800 health lower than with the charm. in terms of EFFECTIVE health, however this may be a bit better for me. especially since it adds about 14 defense... it would allow me to re-itemize my gems and enchants for more dodge/parry.

first of all, is one straight out better than the other in my case?

secondly, how do i explain to the people i'm trying to pug raid with, that even though 1 have only 32K health, i am still QUITE a viable tank? it seems like all they want to know is what your health is, then they make their decision based on that alone.

11-13-2009, 11:12 PM
You are better off going with the straight stamina trinkets for 99% of the content in the game. The only trinkets I would say are acceptable to use instead of the max stamina trinket available, would be something with a good click effect.

11-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Yeh, for unavoidable hits and fights use your maximum stam trinkets. For fights where you want to avoid (Anub adds come to mind), pre-nerf Kologarn, etc, I use a bit more avoidance. It's finicky, but also why I have about 10 different item sets.