View Full Version : Paladin Tank and Mastery Trinks?

04-13-2011, 02:19 PM
Hi everyone,
I have been playing around with a lot of the trinks out there and i have come to the conclusion that mastery is king for sure. I have tried many of different trinks and the ones i usually go back to, believe it or not, are

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/item/55881 - Impetuous Query
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/item/56280 -Porcelain Crab

I know it seems crazy to use a 333 trink but tbh, i have tried all the 346 ones and this makes my total avoidance-1.7% higher. Once i get exalted with Baradin's Hold i will switch the Impetuous Query with Mirror of broken images, and i might actually keep the Query depending on what my stats look like!!

Heres a link to my toon to see mt stats, but tbh, i really am happy where i am right now!!


With mastery food and a Mastery elixir i am at 91.67% total avoidance.
147k hp's 2.25% hit-with 8 expertise

What do you guys think?

04-13-2011, 02:28 PM
BTW when linking items, most people link to wowhead because the tooltips work here.
But that particular trinket combo is a good one, another good trinket is http://www.wowhead.com/item=56449 from Grim Batol.

04-13-2011, 03:24 PM
I think you're doing awesome your character looks great. I am not a number cruncher but I kept the 333 until I got the Tol Borad ones I believe. Either way your gear is tight and you shouldn't be having problems and it doesn't appear you are either. =}

04-13-2011, 03:44 PM
Funny, my Impetious Query (http://www.wowhead.com/item=55881) shows up as an ilvl 325 trinket in game.

Also, I caution you, mastery does NOT increase avoidance. Do not include block chance as part of avoidance. Block chance is Mitigation

Chance to not get hit = 5% base miss + Avoidance (Dodge+parry) + Mitigation (Shield Block, any damage reductions, etc.)

THAT is what you are measuring. A blocked hit still does damage to you.

04-14-2011, 11:09 AM
Right and the blocked hits help even out the damage making you a favorable tank to heal since it also does not suffer from DR there is no better stat in the game for a tank until it is max. But he is trading lower values of Mastery for Parry or Dodge remember while in consideration of the procs for those trinkets.

There's math for this but I don't know what it is.. Something like => 54% Mastery you take Mastery.

04-14-2011, 11:26 AM
I'm a big fan of Porcelain Crab. I often use it over my Vial, thought it depends somewhat on the fight. I'm looking forward to earning my Mirror of Broken Images, but I'll probably still use the Crab on fights that don't have a magic portion and that I don't need a bunch of extra Stam for.