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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009

    Gearset help

    So I'm a new poster to the forums, but a long time reader. I've always felt the allure of tanking on my warrior but mostly found myself in positions to DPS. With the advent of Wrath the opportunity to tank has presented itself and I'd like to take full advantage of it. I'm trying to set up some gearsets and could use your help

    I'm trying to set up 2 sets. A Threat set and an Avoidance/EH set. I'm going to try and include items/gems/enchants whenever possible and I'll list unbuffed stats afterward.


    Helm:Tempered Titansteel Helm - Item - World of Warcraft
    32 Stam/2% Armor Value Meta and 24 stam gem.

    Neck:Chained Military Gorget - Item - World of Warcraft

    Shoulders:Crusader's Square Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    15 Dodge/10 Def enchant

    Chest: Breastplate of the Solemn Council - Item - World of Warcraft
    8 Stats enchant

    Cloak:Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions - Item - World of Warcraft
    16 Defense

    Bracers:Bracers of Reverence - Item - World of Warcraft

    Gloves:Horn-Tipped Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    15 expertise

    Belt:Waistguard of Living Iron - Item - World of Warcraft
    8def/12stam and 24 stam gem

    Legs: Legplates of Inescapable Death - Item - World of Warcraft
    14 Dodge gem
    8def/12 stam gem
    55 stam/22 agi enchant

    Boots: Plague-Impervious Boots - Item - World of Warcraft
    22 stam enchant

    Rings:Titanium Earthguard Ring - Item - World of Warcraft
    24 stam gem
    Unsmashable Heavy Band - Item - World of Warcraft

    Trinkets:Essence of Gossamer - Item - World of Warcraft & Repelling Charge - Item - World of Warcraft

    Main Hand:Red Sword of Courage - Item - World of Warcraft
    Accuracy enchant

    Shield:http:Barricade of Eternity - Item - World of Warcraft
    20 Defense enchant

    That gives me 27.3k health, 23.2k Armor, 20.37% Dodge, 17.26% Parry, 15.74% Block, 556 Defense, 134 Hit Rating, and 26 Expertise.

    Avoidance: a couple of things change

    Helm: Thane's Tainted Greathelm - Item - World of Warcraft
    21 Def/5% SBV meta
    8 Def/12 Stam gem
    37 Stam/20 Def enchant

    Neck: Same

    Shoulders: Same

    Cloak: Same

    Chest:Heroes' Dreadnaught Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft
    24 Stam gem
    8 Dodge/12 Stam gem
    22 Defense enchant

    Bracers:Tempered Saronite Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft

    Gloves:Gauntlets of the Master - Item - World of Warcraft
    2% threat and 10 Parry

    Belt:Ancient Aligned Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft
    24 stam gem



    Rings: Titanium Earthguard Ring - Item - World of Warcraft
    24 Stam gem &
    Keystone Great-Ring - Item - World of Warcraft

    Trinkets: Same

    Main Hand: Same

    Shield: Same

    That gives me 26.7k health, 23.3k Armor, 24.97% Dodge, 17.65% Parry, 18.14% Block, 558 Defense, 148 Hit Rating, and 9 Expertise.

    My ranged is the standard Armor Plated Combat Shotgun - Item - World of Warcraft with 24 Stam gem

    Now for questions and thoughts

    1) I'm not sure how my EH/Avoidance set ended up with more avoidance but less health than my threat set. Is the difference significant enough?

    2)I have other items that I hadn't included in these set ups such as
    The Skull of Ruin - Item - World of Warcraft
    Bolstered Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    Terrace Defence Boots - Item - World of Warcraft
    Heroes' Dreadnaught Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft
    that I couldn't find a spot for, any suggestions?

    3) General impressions? This is the current gear I have available to me, but due to a sudden loss of tanking warriors I'm being given the opportunity to start tanking 25 man content. Any questions, suggestions, comments, and smart remarks would be welcome.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    First, I would say that the Bolstered Legplates should go into your threat set. It's got 45 hit which is going to be really good to lower your missrate. It can even go into the EH/Avoidence set as it has more base Sta than the Legplates of Inescapable Death.

    Personally, I think it would be great if you could replace the Horn-Tipped with your T7 gloves in your threat set for the 10% extra slam damage.

    The other thing is that your def is kinda hard in your threat set. While def is a good stat, perhaps consider swapping out the Repelling Charge for a threat trinket (like the +hit from Heroic Nexus?) for your threat set?

    Your gear looks fine to do Naxx though.

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