Starting 5 mans, gear/talents and whether or not to blow emblems/wait for patch?
Hi folks, thank you for this fantastic site. I got down on the game after a while of really bad experiences with pugs and only tanked non-heroics for my RL friends for a while. Our guild is about as casual as you can be and still be playing the game. I'm the only tank.
I've started playing again in the last two weeks and have been using the dungeon finder a bit. I don't see myself doing more than randoms and the occasional instance with my RL friends. I would LOVE to get into raiding but time is an issue. I'm a long time EQ raider and loved it for years (go bards!) but finally lost enough friends that after ten years it was time to move on from EQ. That freed up some time for WoW though. =)
What I'm looking for is your advice on both gear and talents as well as whether or not I should go ahead and spend more of the Triumph and Frost emblems I've been getting and if so, what order? In light of the upcoming changes, is there any agreed upon decision on that or is it anyone's guess?
I'm at 64 Frost and 128 Triumph. I'll likely pick up my two frosts a day and a couple instances of triumphs at least a day.
If I do spend them, do I simply upgrade the weakest pieces first with the STA priority while keeping my basics solid (Def, Hit, Exp)? I had a huge jump in threat creation over the last couple of weeks with just a few upgrades which is good because the hunters, mages and rogues were driving me nuts with aggro wars until the recent upgrades. I had a hunter pulling 6.2k via recount tonight and couldn't pull off me so I think I'm OK for the majority of stuff I'll see in the dungeon finder now. Right?
Should I sacrifice some expertise and or hit now for more avoidance/health or keep it around where it's at? I've just started to pop in 30 sta gems now that the other stats are where I've read they should be.
Basically am I on the right track?
Thank you to anyone that takes the time to read this rambling post. I appreciate your time and knowledge.
I'm pasting in my stats in case I screw up and log out in Fury gear.
Health: 31462 (no buffs)
Damage: 570 - 733
Hit Rating: 227
Crit Chance: 10.29%