[Death Knight] Am I ready to raid?
Am I ready to raid?
Item level: 357
Health: 146,331 (unbuffed)
Armor: 29,915 | -53.43% (unbuffed)
Dodge: 13.60% (unbuffed)
Parry: 18.40% (unbuffed)
Mastery: 21.73 | 135% (unbuffed)
Hit: +0.85% (unbuffed)
Expertise: 11 | -2.75% chance of target to dodge/parry (unbuffed)
Spec: 31 | 8 | 2
I have yet to even set a foot inside of a cataclysm raid with this character, it was nothing that I had intended on doing at first. I do have some tanking experience from WotLK, but I feel that might as well have been another game, so at this point I'm clueless on what I would be capable to tank.
While I haven't done any raiding with this character, I have cleared Blackwing Descent and Bastion of Twilight on my Mage, heroic mode for Chimaeron and Halfus. I've also done Conclave of Wind in Throne of the Four Winds with my Mage, no attempts at Al'akir. I've also done Argaloth in Baradin Hold with my Paladin (holy), Mage and Warlock. I've yet to try Occu'thar though.
I know the tactics for the raids mentioned above like the backside of my hand, especially from a DPS point of view, but I've been reading up for the past 3 days on how to tank them properly.
I've been reading up on Firelands and feel confident enough that I know what to do there as a tank, but I feel that is out of reach due to my gear and raid experience as a Death Knight tank.
So, my question to you is this, am I ready to raid Blackwing Descent, Bastion of Twilight and Throne of the Four Winds with my current gear? Do you see anything that is 'off' with my gear, enchants and gems?
Every and all tips are greatly appreciated, I'm eager to hear what everyones thoughts are and hopefully to learn some more.
And I'll be honest, I haven't really read up much on what spec to have, how to enchant, gem and reforge.
I've done more or less everything by following my gut feelings - so things may really, really be 'off'.
Note: I quit WoW for a while and returned not too long ago, so I missed the arrival of Firelands as well as Occu'thar in BH.
Update note: I just downed both Argaloth & Occu'thar in Baradin Hold, with no problems at all. I'll continue to update this thread like this, it could be useful if someone ever pose the same question with roughly the same gear - they'll know what they should be capable of then.