View Full Version : what should i be able to tank

12-04-2009, 09:23 PM
hey i just wanted to see what i should be able to tank :confused:, i know i have a lot of work ahead of me and i just wanted to make sure i take the most direct path. anyways here is my armory and if anyone has suggestions on what to upgrade 1st or what to gem/enchant please feel free to let me know. Thanks.

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

12-04-2009, 09:30 PM
I'd say naxx25/uld10/some of ulduar25, probably no hardmodes though/toc10/MAYBE toc25 but you'd have to be really good with cooldowns surviving gormock and/or icehowl would be rough/ony10/ony25 offtank, you can probably bump that up a little with some re-gemming/enchanting.

Also you are WAY over the hit cap. Hit cap is like 264 or something and even then prot wars don't really need that much hit, so you can drop your hit/expertise gems. I'd say put a red expertise/stam gem in your belt then the rest go 30 stam. If you can get it made Breastplate of the White Knight - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47592) would be a huge upgrade for you, but it is pretty expensive. Same with saronite swordbreakers if you want to make those too. Also get the 30stam/15 resil enchant to shoulders.

Do you have any other specific questions or want piece by piece advice on how to improve your gearing situation? I've been kinda vague because you just asked what you could tank right now.

12-04-2009, 09:33 PM
just looking to get an idea of where i should be tanking, but would also like to know what to better gear for, im not having any issues with threat but ive only really been doing 5 mans

12-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Gearing for? Well currently EHP. That's pretty much with very few exceptions what tanks gear for. Tanks are there to take damage and the leading cause of tank deaths is them running out of hit points, so stam/armor are very good. You're a bit on the low side.

If you get the 30stam/15 resil to cloak enchant then you can have 536 defense and still be uncrittable, which means you can drop some defense enchants and pick up EHP enchants, such ast 225 armor to cloak and 275 HP to chest. Also gloves you can put on 240 armor. I'd recommend getting as many 30 stam gems as possible. As far as crafted gear goes that you can get:

I already mentioned the BP and the bracers but also:
Spiked Deathdealers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45560) and
Indestructible Plate Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45551)

Other than that you can pick up emblem gear too, there are several pieces thare are nice upgrades.

12-04-2009, 10:24 PM
thanks Aggathon ill see what i can do!