View Full Version : Tanking Best ranged weapon?

12-15-2009, 07:26 AM
I've been using Armor Plated Combat Shotgun (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41168) forever but I'm wondering if Blades of the Sable Cross (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47660) would be better. The gun gives 140 more stam with the gem but the blades seem to have better stats. I've really been working on my stam mostly and I think I am at a point where I need to focus on avoidance again so I'm leaning toward the blades but so many people preach stam. I mostly just run heroics and the occasional 10 man raid. My stats if you don't feel like doing an armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Baelgun&n=Twinker) on me are:

34,271 hp
560 def
24.28% dodge
21.78% parry
17.29% block
221 (6.74%) hit
29 (7.25%) expertise

If you do armory me don't hate on my ilvl 200 trinket. I'll be replacing it soon with Corroded Skeleton Key (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50356). I also need to replace the bracers so if anyone has suggestions for that let me know :)

12-15-2009, 08:08 AM
I am using Blades of the Sable Cross (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47660) now and I think that was a good choice.

Following bracers can be obtained out of raids,

Saronite Swordbreakers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47570)
Bracers of Dalaran's Parapets - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40734)

12-15-2009, 08:12 AM
The triumph ranged weapon would be an upgrade, but not a very big one. I would save it until you have no other uses for your triumph emblems.

And there's nothing wrong with a Brewfest trinket, however the Onyxia trinket is pretty weak in most circumstances.

There are pretty good bracers off of Flame Leviathan (I believe he drops tank bracers on both 10 and 25 man modes), if you can get into a short Ulduar run (on my server Razorscale is the new raid weekly, so I'm gonna be seeing more of FL this week than I would normally care to). He also drops a nice tank weapon on 25 man.