View Full Version : Paladin Am I ready to tank more difficult Heroics and possibly 10/25 man intstances?

12-25-2009, 11:21 AM
New to tanking. I have always limited myself to dps roles, but I would like to feel more needed. Wanting to check on my current build and gear to see what people with more tanking experience have to say about me progressing.

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


12-25-2009, 11:32 AM
I think you would have a difficult time in the new ICC instances, but no problem with the other heroics and early raids.

12-25-2009, 12:07 PM
Tanking heroics shouldn't be a problem for you.
FoS, PoS and HoR might prove a challenge but they aren't impossible -- and those are the most difficult instances you can run atm (imo).

As for raiding, I think you can tank it perhaps not as a main tank but as an off-tank at least. It's gonna put a lot of strain on the healers so I would probably wait a little longer and keep working on my gear for now.

You've got 540+ in Defense so might want to start working towards 30k+ HP unbuffed.

People has started getting really spoiled with massive HP tanks and even DPS classes has started showing up with 30k HP so being a tank below that will cause some people to frown upon you :(

If I were you I'd farm the FoS, PoS and HoR in normal mode a little longer, There are quite a few good drops in there.
Forge of Souls (http://www.wowhead.com/?zone=4809)
- Legplates of Frozen Granite (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49794) (Legs)
- Lucky Old Sun (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49783) (Mace)
- Sollerets of Suffering (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49795) (Feet)
- Titanium Links of Lore (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49853) (Waist)

Pit of Saron (http://www.wowhead.com/?zone=4813)
- Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49816) (Chest)

Halls of Reflection (http://www.wowhead.com/?zone=4820)
- Crystalline Citadel Gauntlets (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49843) (Gloves)
- Eerie Runeblade Polisher (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49832) (Cloak)
- Titanium Links of Lore (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49853) (Waist)