I'm new on the forums, and also relatively new to prot pvp but I've had plenty of experience with pvp in bg's (cant say the same for arena unfortunately). Some great info in this discussion! Awesome stuff guys. A few question however...the general concensus for arena's seems to be, start out in arena's in your full BV set and then gradually replace a few of the items with Deadly/Furious gear as you work your way up the ratings. So here's the question: when replacing your BV gear, is there a recommended minimum BV that you should try to stay above? Like maybe ~1k BV? And resil seems to be the umm, err, maybe, maybe-not stat for prot warriors, what sort of resil value should I be trying to reach without sacrificing other stats? As I currently stand I have rougly 25% block (cant remember the BV off the top of my head), Broken Promise and full ilvl213 gear (unfortunately 60% of the set is avoidance gear not BV/mitigation gear). Is it worth replacing BV gear with hateful or should I wait until I have access to deadly and furious gear? Since I currently have several Pieces of Prot gear that have no BV on them, should I replace them for Hateful PvP equivalents until I either get the BV item or a better PvP item for that slot?
hmm...maybe I should just get into arena's first and get a feel for it lol. I haven't set foot in an arena since the days before 3.0.1 :O
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