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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Will I be gimping my stats?

    Heya guys, need some assistance in relation to badge gear and if it is a viable option for me at the moment. This is my question; I recently got Girdle of the fearless, however after about 12+ kara runs, prince hasn't dropped t4 helm. Is it worth using GotF and gimping my block % from 22.xx% down to 19.xx%, or just keep moroes belt on until either t4 helm, or the TK trash ring, drops? I don't really have a drama with threat, however lately with alot of people leaving and getting replaced with new ppl, they seem to be in the dps-meter mindset, no matter how much i rage on vent. Also, i tend not to get parried alot, even without much expertise, but the rare chance i get *parry* *parry* *dead*, i'd like to minimise for the healers.

    I also have a few items i regularly swap out for particular things;
    Moroes Pocket Watch, Maiden Neck, Autoblocker, KD, Suneater, SSO shield (with spikes), Gyro balanced gun, and some extras. I've been lazy and haven't bought badge wrists yet, but thats the next purchase in the next day or so.

    The World of Warcraft Armory

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    I say go with the [item]Girdle of the Fearless[/item]. Drops are never guarenteed, so if you can get an upgrade with out waiting on a specific drop, take what you can get your hands on. As long as you still have 104% total avoidance with Shield Block active, you can afford to lack a little bit in one area of avoidance, though aiming for about 20% in each is a good goal.

    And if dumb DPS won't slow down on their threat, let them die. If it doesn't hurt, they won't learn. When they realize they are spending way too much time on their back and can't /flex their epeen because they aren't putting out damage while dead they will understand their flawed ways (hopefully). If that doesn't get them, then 50G repair bills from one Karazhan clear will. If you really are having a hard time holding threat, I would suggest maybe some of the following:

    1) Put talent points into Improved Heroic Strike.
    2) Put one point into Anger Management.
    3) Put one point into Unbridled Wrath.
    4) Ensure you are using the best threat rotation you can (Shield Slam, Revenge, Devastate, Devastate, repeat).
    5) Spam the heck out of Heroic Stike if you have the rage (thus the rage friendly talents listed above).
    6) Stack some +Hit up to 9%.
    7) Stack Expertise up to 6.5% reduction of Dodge/Parry.
    8) Stack more Shield Block Value to maximize damage done by Shield Slam.
    9) Grab some Haste Rating gear to maximize incoming rage and Heroic Strike spamming.

    If your threat generation issues are not based on your attack rotations or talent placement, then stack more Hit and Expertise rating. You need +9% Hit to never miss with your specials (yellow damage) against a level 73 boss. You need enough Expertise to reduce Dodge/Parry to 6.5% to remove Dodge from the combat table for a level 73 boss.

    Good luck to you!
    Armory! And when Armory is down... Warcrafter!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. Did a bit of fraps and looked over combat log, and yea, threat is no problem when i start well, but throw in a dodge or parry and it gets a little dicey, but after a few seconds i have a convincing and solid lead. So i will heed the advice and go with GotF and bracers to further reduce the chance of a dodgy start.
    The answer, of course, was obvious, but never hurts to ask

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    Is it worth using GotF and gimping my block % from 22.xx% down to 19.xx%, or just keep moroes belt on until either t4 helm, or the TK trash ring, drops?
    Read Fortifications and get a better understanding of tank stats. Block rating is completely useless.

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