View Full Version : Tanking war tank 4set vs offset valor choice. gear help.

07-27-2011, 02:09 AM

In my adventures in-game I have come to a point where i have to weigh a few dif things and make a choice going forward. The simple question atm is am i getting 4 peice as a war tank and when?

atm I have the bird shoulders and teir legs(h), hands and helm. I am using the tier 11 Heroic chest. For my next valor item should I buy my t12 chest? http://www.wowhead.com/item=65269 vs http://www.wowhead.com/item=70945


My other option is to replace 359 thrown with the new valor thrown. http://www.wowhead.com/item=60210 vs http://www.wowhead.com/item=71218

at the same time i will be able to upgrade my 359 ring to the 378 valor ring. http://www.wowhead.com/item=58187
vs http://www.wowhead.com/item=70940 also is the boe ring thecks a better option? http://www.wowhead.com/item=70940

so is the ring/thrown greater then the chest/4 set upgrade. keep in mind that i think with 4 set 6 parry will take me to unhittable so 20 secs unhittable after a sb. also after i am unhittable, is the 4 set even worth it? wont it just push mastery off the table? would it be better to shoot for just for best gear for stats?

I use a alch upgraded mastery elixer.

07-27-2011, 02:38 AM
For more information on Mastery post-CTC, check this (http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?76661-Crit-block-and-combat-table-coverage) thread. I'll leave the item comparison to the warrior tanks, however (I don't find the paladin 4set too compelling, I don't know about the warrior one).

07-27-2011, 02:53 AM
ty, ya ive already posted in and am aware of that thread. basicly the 6 parry will push the mastery into the only crit block phase. imo not too sexy but prob better then for pallys. As for the post-unhitable gearing i still think that the teir chest wont be a bad option b/c i will be moven away from the mastery ne way and alyrazor heroic is not unreasonable.

07-28-2011, 02:44 AM
i still could really use some help on this ty.

07-28-2011, 04:27 AM

Did a comparison of the Shoulder/Helm/Chest Off-set peices vs the Tier ones. Below is what you are giving up if you choose the Off-Set pieces for those slots insted of tier. (Negative means you actually gain more of that stat with the tier pieces)








Hit --

Helm & Shoulders








Helm & Chest







Shoulders & Chest







So the question is, are any of those lines worth giving up for the 4-Piece bonus.

The best option seems to be using Tier Helm & Shoulders if you do go for the 4-Piece.

07-28-2011, 05:34 AM
is this for heroic options?

07-28-2011, 05:36 AM
Normal modes, but the conclusions should hold for heroic, just with bigger numbers.

07-28-2011, 06:30 AM
off-set tier
chest + 260 mastery(2 blue sockets) -42 dodge 238 parry(1 red 1 yellow)

helm +98 str, 192 mastery(yellow) -104 parry -166 expertise(blue)

shoulders(rag) + 27 str, 26 stam, 48 armor 320 dodge - 140 mastery 177 hit (both yellows)

+127 str, 26 stam, 48 armor, 320 dodge 452 mastery vs -42 dodge, -140 mastery, 342 parry, 166 expertise, 177 hit

+(127 str, 26 stam, 48 armor, 278 dodge, 312 mastery) -(342 parry, 166 expertise, 177 hit, 4 set bonus)

this is the normal all offset road. what do u guys think? worth it?

using gatekeeper helm, rag shoulders, spider chest. i think heroic will scale better b/c the hit expertise.

edit can someone compare stats with just pure damage reduction percent lost? idk how to do that for sure.

07-28-2011, 06:44 AM
I still don't know how much weight to give the 4-Piece bonus.
Depending on the mechanics of any particular fight. On tank swap fights it may be possible to keep Shield Block or the 4-Piece buff up at all times that we have agro. On those fights it is almost as valuable as a straight 6% parry buff.
On fights where we are always tanking something, it is worth at most 3% parry (Up for half the time we don't have Shield Block). Less, in my opinion, since its a temp buff that we cant rely on when gearing to be unhittable.

In the former case I would take the 4-piece over the off-set pieces. In the latter I want the off-set pieces.

I think the best answer is to build both sets and switch them out as needed.