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Jjvalour
05-25-2010, 07:05 PM
I want to solo some TBC and Vanilla dungeons and raids, mainly for rep and mounts.

Most people I've asked, and from looking around here and on the WoW forums seem to suggest a 0/31/40 hybrid. Going just far enough into fury for bloodthirst's healing, and then spending the rest in prot, as well as using protection gear while soloing.
Others say just specialize in one, in which case I think I could just stick with my current prot build, not sure. Saw this blog post (http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?44870-King-of-Warrior-Soloing...&highlight=soloing) that had videos of a pure prot spec warr doing some soloing.

This is the sort of talent and glyph set I'm planning to make atm (http://www.wowhead.com/talent#LZhbecx0u0xoZiItrg0zrbc:0LZ0zm). Not sure what to get for my last major glyph, either cleaving or last stand I think.
Current gear. (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Gilneas&cn=Jjvalour)

I'm going to try to explain my reasoning behind some of my decisions in talents, mainly fury since those are the ones I was really unsure about, and then you can tell me why I'm wrong :D

Booming voice: Not sure about this, but I think that the duration increase isn't that helpful, and since I already have to close with my targets I don't see the use of widening the aoe.
Cruelty: Not sure it's needed since I have Incite.
I didn't get imp demoralizing shout because I was informed that bosses can only have their atk power reduced so much, and that at my level the imp shout wasn't going to help.
Unbridled wrath: because I figure that any extra rage couldn't hurt, but I'm not sur eif ti will actually prove useful since I still only have one weapon.
Improved cleave: I imagine I'll be using it more to clear up trash, and I won't have shockwave to help.
Commanding presence: I'm not even sure I'll be using demoralizing shout on bosses or not. I think yes, not sure. Probably use Battle Shout for trash...
Precision: More connects, more damage, at least that was my thinking at the time.
Death wish: Just so I can get bloodthirst, not sure if I'll actually use it.
Flurry: Unsure about this one as well. Does the increase in attack speed matter much since I would still be using a one-hand and shield.
Incite: Is it useful? Or should I drop it?
Imp spell reflection: Is the 4% reduced chance of a spell connecting all that useful? Or is the effect negligible?
Gag order: Do you think I'll need it? It'll stop trash spells, but most bosses seem to be immune to it.
One-hand weap special: put as many points as I thought I could.
Imp Def stance: Pseudo-replacement for enrage.

Jjvalour
05-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Altered the tree slightly. (http://www.wowhead.com/talent#LZhxjcx0u0hoZiItrg0zrbc:0LZ0zm)
Maxed Cruelty for the crits that I can use to activate Flurry, which will hopefully supplement Unbridled Wrath's ability. Although with only one weapon I imagine the overall usefulness of the idea is limited. :confused:

Still kind of torn over the last major glyph. Leaning towards Last Stand since I imagine certain fights will be much longer by myself, not sure if I'll be able to use it twice though...