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    Tanking Trinkets?

    Currently my tanking trinkets are the Essence of Gossamer - Item - World of Warcraft for HP (and the proc is nice too), and Seal of the Pantheon - Item - World of Warcraft for defense rating.

    I'm having a hard time locating raid trinkets to replace these. My def is currently 540 exactly, so I definitely would like to upgrade to another +def trinket. And the HP is very nice on the Gossamer, but I could replace it with something else, as long as the benefit was higher.

    Just looking for some suggestions. I'm a DK by the way.

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    There is another good defense trinket: Repelling Charge - Item - World of Warcraft . As for another one, Gossamer has the most stamina, except jewelcrafting BoP trinkets, but there are some avoidance and TPS oriented ones avaliable, for example Valor Medal of the First War - Item - World of Warcraft

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    what Immortal said, there are actually very few tanking trinkets out right now.

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    When I'm tank spec, my dodge rating is about 21% and my parry rating is about 20%. Do you think that changing out the Gossamer for the Valor Medal would be a good idea? or should I stick with the HP plus the proc effect?

    Also, thanks for pointing out the drop from Thaddius. My guild has currently gotten as far as Gluth, so I haven't seen it drop yet.

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    In my opinion Gossamer is one of the best. You can't go wrong with stamina.

    I had the Seal of the Pantheon for awhile and was glad to be rid of it once I got my defense up in other areas. I like to think of the Pantheon as a crutch until you can make up that defense.

    Using Valor Medal of the First War now with Gossamer now and I keep trinkets like the the Repelling Charge and the Seal of the Pantheon around for when I need to wear Frost Resist Gear but still am main tanking it.

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    except... that defense is probably the best avoidance stat right now even over dodge because you get miss, dodge, parry, and undiminished block rating.

    So saying that seal of pantheon is a crutch is kinda backwards. Defense is good, leading up to 540 and beyond. Trading defense for dodge albeit netting you a minor increase in avoidance because of the lower dodgerating conversion, makes you lose out on even spreading of avoidance (which is good thanks to DRs) and block rating.

    I think equivalent ratings in dodge versus block makes you lose .04% avoidance but gains .33% block.

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    kaze has the answers =).

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    I am a fan of the Seal. I have it right now along with the other blue that gives a block value increase on use. Forget the name. I like them both and haven't found any upgrades worth spending badges/grinding runs for.

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    Their is also a Block Rating/Block Value proc trinket from heroic VH, think the dog boss, Lavander's or somesuch, that is pretty nice, especially for trash and aoe.

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    That is a good catch Kaze I'm going to have to look closer and see if If I'm benefiting more from the Valor Medal of the First War or the Repelling Charge. Though I don't think you will talk me out of 111 Stamina

    Thanks

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    I think people underrate the Alchemy Trinkets.

    The SSO epic is +54 defense. While Indestructible Alchemist's Stone - Item - World of Warcraft trades 35 stamina for a huge amount of dodge. I can't quite justify swapping this for Gossamer actually.

    Heck, even Mighty Alchemist's Stone - Item - World of Warcraft compares favorably is the baby (and cheaper) version of Mirror of Truth - Item - World of Warcraft.

    For completeness, a truly awful tanking trinket drops from Gundrak: Offering of Sacrifice - Item - World of Warcraft

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    You forgot
    Indestructible Alchemist's Stone - Item - World of Warcraft
    ;-)

    Also this version of Greatness will be of interest to druid tanks (and some non druids I'm sure).
    Darkmoon Card: Greatness - Item - World of Warcraft

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    yes, avoidance tanks will like the agi trinket as well and must've overlooked the alch stone hehe.

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    Im using:

    Repelling Charge - huge defense opens up options in other slots and the HP buff serves as another panic button in a boss encounter.

    Essence of Gossamer - Pure Stam, nuff said.

    I have in my bags Valor Medal of the First War, so far the only situation I could see needing it would be if I am the hateful tank on Patchwerk in 25 man naxx.
    There is something so appealing about backhanding someone across the face with a shield.

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    i'm using the same bodasafa, and i swap out the essence for my Lavanthor's for trash. I haven't purchased the Valor yet, I can't find a reason to really use it =T

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    Repelling charge as main trinket that never changes.
    Essence of Gossamer swaps with another defense trinket or a shield block trinket depending on the fight.

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