Confused, and needing some help with stats.
I've been reading Tankspot for a while, but this is my first post on here, and I'm in need of some help.
Firstly, let me just link my armoury: The World of Warcraft Armory
As you can see, I'm tanking, and at the same time gearing, in end 25 man content. We are progressing through Ulduar HM's slowly, and I've gotten to a good point where I'm now thinking of what to go for next.
At the current moment, I have 24 Conquest, and 36 Triumph badges.
I have a few different options I can take.
First thing is upgrading my neck to: Shard of the Crystal Forest - Item - World of Warcraft
This gives me; +5 stamina, +7 Defense, +13 Dodge rating, +42 hit rating and -104 Block rating.
If I grab this, I can then change some Triumph badges into Conq, and then grab: Gauntlets of the Royal Watch - Item - World of Warcraft
This will give me: +31 armor, +15 stam, +5 Defense, +56 dodge rating, +49 hit rating but give me -14 str, -36 block rating, -87 block value.
If I do this, I can unequip Grim Toll, and replace that with Defender's Code (Or Glyph of Indom. later on in the game.) The downside of this, is me losing Block rating and Block value.
I'm not 100% how much % that knocks off my block chance, but it looks like a hefty amount.
That is one option. Another option is this:
Get myself: Conqueror's Siegebreaker Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft
I don't know exactly what it'll give me, but it'll improve all the stats that I have on my current chest. However, I'll lose my +10% dmg from Shield Slam, and get a 10% to crit with Devastate, which doesn't seem like a good improvement at all.
My last option, is to save up for: Shoulderplates of Enduring Order - Item - World of Warcraft
This gives me: +131 armor, +35 str, +39 stamina, +17 defense, +53 Parry, but give -5 dodge and -29 block rating. Not to mention, I lose my 2 set bonus aswell.
Also, as a note, I'll be upgrading my bracers shortly from the raid, and I'd rather not spend 60 badges on some bracers which will be beaten sometime shortly.
So, as you can see, I'm stuck. I'm personally pulled towards option one, but the only problem is how my block rating will reduce (And I love my block. S&B is amazing.)