View Full Version : Tanking Crafted Mirrored Boots vs. Heroic Cracked Obsidium Stompers
08-15-2011, 08:48 PM
I'm curious as to which one of these is truly better, or if it depends more on if there are certain stats you're looking for.
Heroic: Cracked Obsidian Stompers
08-15-2011, 09:02 PM
Crafted in all situations bar farm maybe.
08-15-2011, 09:25 PM
That's what I figured; after reforging it came down to giving up 60 some mit/avoid stats for like 60 stam from the heroic boots.
Always nice to hear someone else confirm though.
08-16-2011, 12:53 AM
I can only make the heroic stompers work for my warrior in an unhittable setup with BiS gear (including mirror) so i'll end up using the crafted ones for a very long time. Stompers aren't bad, don't get me wrong: You gain 89 stamina and exchange some avoidance for mastery rating while also getting about 100 expertise for free - who wouldn't take that?
It's 332 dodge + 89 mastery versus 217 mastery + 207 parry (including gems).
Also: if you're not close to (or worried about) CTC they are very decent, eg for 25m stamina sponges.
08-16-2011, 01:42 AM
After hitting block cap CTC/stamina trade off is worse for Obsidian Stompers than for gems or many other items. They still lose to crafted.
08-16-2011, 02:02 AM
(...and 96 armor (http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?76977-Armor-is-worthless-for-tanks))