View Full Version : Warrior spec help for ToC and beyond
12-02-2009, 12:45 PM
I am currently main spec fury and off spec prot, but recently I have been asked to tank our second ToC 10 group. I haven't been having any problems but I have noticed some of the more prominent warrior tanks have very different specs. Could anyone give me advice on my gearing/glyphs/spec?
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Norgannon&n=Fallian)
12-03-2009, 03:24 AM
You have a couple of really prominent and useful talents missing.
1. Gag Order - This gives two things - Your shield slam does 10% more damage (good threat talent) and Heroic Throw / Shield Bash silence the talent (the first of these is huge utility)
2. 1h weapon spec - This is a straightforward threat increase of 10%. Highly important talent.
Most 'standard' builds also take Deep Wounds nowadays, which is again a good DPS and threat boost, unless you're going for a full survival spec.
12-03-2009, 03:58 AM
There are 2 basic specs. The "survival" spec:
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZGV00xZVItMx0didczsGo:drTomz)
And the threat spec:
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZMItrx0didIzsGo:drTomz)
The survival threat basically allows you to pick up all the mitigation talents and 5/5 commanding presence for the biggest commanding shout buff and also imp demo to make bosses hit more like little kittens. This spec is usually better in 10 mans when you may not run with other classes that can cover those buffs.
I prefer the threat spec personally, it is actually very well rounded, threat should never be an issue if your rotation is solid, and I used that spec to tank almost all of ulduar hardmodes and ToGC25.
There are basically 3 situations that you may need glyphs I'll divide them up into survivability, threat, and other.
The survivability glyphs are: Shield Wall, Last Stand, and Blocking.
Threat glyphs: Blocking, Devastate, Vigilance
Other: Taunt, Cleave. If you're AoE tanking about 4-5 adds like in a heroic 5 man or something, cleave is very good. Taunt is good for fights that you really don't want to miss a taunt on, like Northrend Beasts.
I actually carry around stacks of all of the aforementioned glyphs (except for Vigilance because it is never really been necessary for me) and switch them out as needed per fight.
12-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Thank you both for your help, I am main spec fury and am just starting to tank again given a lack of tanks in the guild. Do you have any gearing advice, or comments on stam stacking?