View Full Version : Warrior Months wasted heading in the wrong direction

12-11-2009, 03:52 AM
Good morning all.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Tankspot and the community for creating and marinating such a wonderful site.

I used to tank AQ40 and MC WAYYY back in the day and just recently started to play again. I have collected what I can when it comes to gear but am not sure if I lost my way in terms of mitigation, health, and armor.

My character:
WoW Heroes - World of Warcraft PvE character info & ratings (http://wow-heroes.com/index.php?zone=eu&server=Eonar&name=mafioso)
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Eonar&n=mafioso)

I still have Essence of Gossamer in my back, but thatís the only +Stam trinket that I have.

Have I collected the wrong combination of gear, mitigation, or gems?

Thank you in advance for the help and time for reading my post.

12-11-2009, 04:08 AM
Gearing looks fine for the most part, however I would suggest a few changes:

I'll start with trinkets: my comment: PERFECT! great choices imo, until you can get heart of iron or juggernaught's vitality, those are the trinkets you want to use.

Rings: Again, very good choices, the mark of the relentless is a little meh b/c of lack of defense, but it's pretty decent until you can get ToC and ToGC Rings.

Boots: Not bad, but look into getting Spiked Deathdealers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45560) made. Gem either with 2x +30 stam gems or 1 +30 stam gem and 1 10 defense/30 stam gem. I would recommend the former but some people disagree with me. Also I prefer the Tuskarr's Vitality enchant, you'd be surprised how much the runspeed can help.

Legs: This is the item I would suggest replacing the fastest, but save them incase you ever end up tanking hardmode Anub'Arak adds. You can probably get enough triumph badges to get the T9 legs easily. They're not the best choice but probably the easiest one. There are also Legplates of Feverish Dedication - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47273) from Lord Jaraxxus in ToC25. Gem with 10agi/15 stam and a 30 stam gem, same leg enchant.

Belt: I personally would suggest getting as many of the new Frost Emblems as possible to try and get the new frost belt. If you want a slight upgrade in the meantime, get Indestructible Plate Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45551) again you can either put a red/stam gem in the red socket or go ahead and just so 3x +30 stam gems in there.

Gloves: Go for T9 gloves if you can, they are very good, so are the frost emblem ones. I recommend +240 armor to glove enchant for them.

Helm: fine, but drop the hit gem for a 10 defense/15 stam gem.

Shoulders: decent shoulders, if you're looking for an upgrade pre ICC I suggest T9 again here. If you're keeping this re-gem and re-enchant go with +30 stam gem and 30stam/15 resil shoulder enchant.

Cloak: Jaraxxus also drops a nice cloak, this one is fine, the new frost emblems also have an amazing cloak. I'd suggest re-enchanting to +225 armor however.

Chest: Re-enchant to 275 HP to chest.

Bracers: if you're going to use a hybrid gem here go with yellow/stamina, I suggest 2 +30 stam gems here though. Also there is a +40 stam to bracers enchant, I recommend it.

Weapon: Expertise isn't generally considered a socket bonus to gem for but it is a 219 weapon so replacing the gem doesn't matter too much though I'd recommend +30 stam.

Shield: Solid, I like 18 stam to shield, others disagree.

You are going in the right direction, you just need a little... oh god I was about to make a control systems joke... /nerd

Umm... but ya right direction, just a little guidance.

As for your talents, I recommend the following spec/glyph setup:
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZMItrx0didIzsro:dTrzmo)

I also carry around stacks of glyphs with me for various situations, such as cleaving for AoE tanking, Devastate for higher threat, Taunt for fights where you need your taunt to land, and some also carry around Vigilance for more threat as well.

But ya, overal looks decent, just a bit of tweaking and your EHP will go up and your spec will be more streamlined/more threat to it!

Hope this helps, good hunting.

12-11-2009, 04:15 AM
There is nothing wrong with the gear you have picked up seems pretty good pieces for most part. This is waht I would do,

1. Get T9 (ilvl 232 hands and legs to get 2 pc bonus)
2. Revisit you gems, you are gemming hit/expertise and defense but you are already at a good place with all of them, you can easily replace those gems with stam gems for some more health.
3. Enchant your bracers with 40 stam.
4. Change spec to a more optimal 15/5/51 or 15/3/53 spec with deep wounds. ( Back to Basics: I am 80, now what? - Warriors - TankingTips.com (http://www.tankingtips.com/2009/10/24/back-to-basics-im-80-now-what/) )


12-11-2009, 04:35 AM
Thank you very much for the quick replies. I can't believe I missed the T9 gear when I bought both my shoulders and help this week!!! What a waste of badges =(

Thank you again for the help.

12-14-2009, 04:06 AM
Actually the ilvl 245 shoulders and helm from emblems are very good pieces and are not a waste of triumphs at all.

For t9 as warrior tank I would only go for 2 pc bonus.

12-14-2009, 04:19 AM
Well I have already bought both the gloves and legs from the T9 set, so I will keep the current Helm and Shoulders. Aggathon's and Gabbu have pointed me in the right direction and I will be gemming for stam once I get back in game something this week. Will give it a run and see how things go.

Now that I have extra tanking gear, what other gear sets does a tank need in ICC? When I tanked in my US Server, we needed Fire Resist gear (MC), Shadow (BWL) and Armor for everything else.