View Full Version : Tanking Hardmode Tanking

03-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Just wondering, how are ppl gemming for HMs? I've read that stm is good for HMs to take higher hits but am I suppose to gem everything with stm like in WotLK?

03-29-2011, 09:43 PM
I swapped around a lot while progressing and i felt like stamina had the upper hand for at least 25s heroic modes because there's a lot of movement and bursty magic damage* involved and all those hots ticking nontheless. If i need/want more migitation i pick trinkets (Mirror!) and elixir (armor or prismatic + mastery) to support this route.

* and lot's of it has been drastically reduced since release of this addon

But it's not needed any longer as it was for Gormok or LK in WotLK, there's no instagib scenario (left) right now. Gemming stamina over mastery is a tradeoff of ~ 8k hitpoints for 3% block/critblock. Make your own call :)

04-06-2011, 11:10 AM
What class are you? You want stamina in your blue slots and stamina + mastery in the other slots.