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Booi
02-24-2011, 07:16 PM
I've been fielding this question for tanks off my server, or from the standard xav stalker. Basically people want to know if they are "bad" for not using the blue cloak. - so I thought i'd just put it here for the sake of completion.

As I'm sure some of you have noticed, with the lack of 372 tanking cloaks available - this has grown a cult following:

Twilight Dragonscale Cloak (http://www.wowhead.com/item=56549) vs Wrap of the Great Turtle (http://www.wowhead.com/item=62383)

In a pure stamina argument, the blue is the route to go. If you assume a standard itemization comparison to see where you end up: Puissant Dream Emerald in the socket (utilized for a general tanking cloak as opposed to a stam item)

Going from turtle to blue:
-45 armour
-68 strength
-15 mastery
-15 dodge
-34 stam
+blue socket +15 stam bonus

throwing in your puissant:
-45 armour
-68 strength
-15 mastery
-15 dodge
+9 stam
+20 mastery

0.25 parry per strength
-45 armour
-17 parry
-15 dodge
+5 mastery
+9 stam

given the equilibrium of mastery/dodge/parry for current gear levels in terms of damage reduction (see rawr)
(mastery=dodge=parry):
-45 armour
-27 RATING
+9 stam

given the stam vs mastery (encounter dependent) argument, and utilizing item budgeting:
20 rating = 30 stam
-45 armour
-21 rating

So in a GENERAL sense, it is a loss going from the epic to the blue. But as always, gear for the encounter that you are currently progressing through.

Good luck power raiders.
-Booi

Destruyen
02-24-2011, 07:31 PM
it looks better than the crap turtle cloak...that's why i use it.

MellvarTank
02-25-2011, 02:36 PM
I turned off 'display cloak'. >.> <.<