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TronCats
06-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Every dungeon I do i get alot of healers saying i'm squishie any advice?


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/lightbringer/Ihithard/simple

TronCats
06-24-2011, 01:55 PM
bump

Insahnity
06-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Need to read the site a bit more before asking this. Start with

http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?74760-WarTank-101-The-Primer

After you have made changes based on this post, see where specifically you are having problems. Being "Squishy" could be due to a lot of things, combat logs are really helpful in determining what is causing your deaths.

Loganisis
06-24-2011, 02:21 PM
The Primer is a good place to start :D

1. Not enchanting is like giving up an entire gear slot or 2. Easily. Even the cheap version of the enchant is still pretty good.

2. 43.3% block. You're squishy.

3. Please, please, don't bump after 15 minutes. Tankspot isn't the WoW forums. Your post isn't going to get lost on page 37 after 2 minutes if it has zero repiles.

TronCats
06-24-2011, 02:41 PM
how can i increase block

Loganisis
06-24-2011, 02:55 PM
how can i increase block

If you don't know, don't tank. Read and you shall find out.

TronCats
06-24-2011, 04:02 PM
I read it tryed some of it cant find some of the gems so ima try those enchants.

Loganisis
06-25-2011, 02:35 AM
Now do you understand why 43.3% block will make you a squishy tank? Understanding why 43.3% block will make you a squishy tank is more important than finding the right gems and enchants to use because it makes your use of those gems and enchants that much better.

Are there still parts that don't quite make sense? There's a whole board here willing to help answer questions, once you put the time in to begin to understand the concepts. Tanking is almost overwhelming in how much there is to know. There are plenty of people here that will help guide.

Don't be afraid to ask specific questions :-)

TronCats
06-25-2011, 03:21 AM
got some near gear gems and enchants :) and im not that squishie anymore
tested it and it works but y cant i use taunt it says not to

Loganisis
06-25-2011, 10:16 AM
got some near gear gems and enchants :) and im not that squishie anymore
tested it and it works but y cant i use taunt it says not to

Taunt is not to be used often. It should NEVER be part of your rotation. That's because mobs can become taunt-immune if taunted too many times too quickly.

If a mob runs away from, taunt is a good tool, but it isn't needed normally. On a pull, whether it's a trash pack or single target, there are other options. HT for a single target, rend + TC for trashpacks.

If you need to pull a single mob to you or a pack to you, Heroic throw (HT) works just as well as taunt and leaves taunt up incase someone pulls part of the pack.

edeesis
06-27-2011, 01:44 AM
Do yourself a favor, and replace those Parry gems you have with 40 mastery. It doesn't seem like a big deal, but parry you should get from gear, NEVER from gems, because of diminishing returns.

Oh, and reforge the dodge on your second trinket to mastery.

Loganisis
06-27-2011, 01:52 AM
It doesn't seem like a big deal, but parry you should get from gear, NEVER from gems, because of diminishing returns.

Not strictly true. While you don't want pure parry gems, 20parry/20mastery in red slots with tanking socket bonuses will give you more survaiblity than pure 40 mastery. Mastery is clearly better than parry, but not by such huge amounts that 20 mastery is > than 20 parry + socket bonus.

edeesis
06-27-2011, 02:24 PM
Not strictly true. While you don't want pure parry gems, 20parry/20mastery in red slots with tanking socket bonuses will give you more survaiblity than pure 40 mastery. Mastery is clearly better than parry, but not by such huge amounts that 20 mastery is > than 20 parry + socket bonus.

Yeah, sorry. It was late at night, and I forgot about the parry/mastery thing. I meant don't use pure parry gems. Thanks for clarifying.