Tankadin Gearing and Training for Naxx 10
I'm seriously intimidated by the prospect of raiding, and would like some advice.
Interface-wise: I haven't broken myself entirely of key-turning and sloppy movement, have little experience with macros, and haven't tuned my addons for raiding. I've got Omen and Recount-- what else do you recommend? Please keep in mind the following:
Talent-wise: I've placed two points into Improved Judgements to help compensate for some lag issues. I think my build seems sound. What do you think?
Gear-wise: I've done what I can to armorsmith, enchant, and AH/BoE my way to raid readiness. I'm flirting with 540 def, and need some advice about where to head in terms of avoidance/mitigation/expertise as I reach my defense quota. Links & specifics follow:
Me @ The World of Warcraft Armory.
I have the following pieces in reserve:
Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions - Item - World of Warcraft (+16 Def)
Special Issue Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (+55 Stam/+22 Agl, gemmed +8 Parry/+8 Def)
Pauldrons of Reconnaissance - Item - World of Warcraft (+15 Dodge/+10 Def)
Sabatons of Draconic Vigor - Item - World of Warcraft (+22 Stam)
Hammer of Quiet Mourning - Item - World of Warcraft (+26 Agil)
Infantry Assault Blade - Item - World of Warcraft (+26 Agil)
Obvious soft spots are my belt, my BC trinket, and my shoulder enchants. I am still working on Sons of Hodir rep and I don't have 10,000 honor to burn-- so my shoulder enchants are the best I have access to. Abyss crystals are relatively hard to come by, as my guild is still gearing up. This places an effective cap on my chants.
Right now I'm running heroics, primarily farming UK and Nexus for badges. I'm eyeing heroic AN and UP. Waistguard of Living Iron - Item - World of Warcraft seems like a possibility, given I have 18 Badges of Heroism sitting around, but AN and UP have other options as far as belts are concerned. Essence of Gossamer - Item - World of Warcraft is on my list. What else should I aim for?
Thanks for your help.
this trinket comes out of a normal dungeon and will help you immensely
Seal of the Pantheon - Item - World of Warcraft
The Waistguard of Living Iron is a really good belt starting out for a new Naxx tank, throw in a belt buckle and a stam gem and you're golden.
Keep in mind that many of the epic pieces in naxx are going to have less def rating on them than your crafted gear. Its always a good idea to have a High def rating item around.
These gloves will give you a pretty healthy amount of Expertise in one spot:
Horn-Tipped Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft