First time as protection..
Here is my character: The World of Warcraft Armory
I would like to know what else I can do to my gear to get 540 defense to be capped and also some advice on my talents
Again this is my first time tanking and anything will help me out thanks..
It looks like there are plenty of enchants you are missing that would get you to the cap; helm, chest, and cloak are all missing enchants. Seems like you have a lot of enchants and gemming you can do. Can't help you with the talents much, I would just recommend copying the spec of one of the better prot paladins out there.
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The World of Warcraft Armory
Get the rest of your glyphs.
Enchant and socket everything.
With a chest and cloak enchant you'd be over 540 def. A few heroic runs and you'll be able to upgrade some pieces, either by drops or by badge gear.
Get both your BS and Mining up, as they both provide good stam increases (Mining through profession bonus and BS through extra sockets)
How come you don't take the SoV glyph out of interest, Niian?
I was seeing how well the Hammer glyph worked out. It's great for trash and absolutely useless in boss fights.
Originally Posted by Mert
Not sure when I'll be back in WoW, so my armoury will show no SoV glyph for a while
When I do go back in tho, it is the first thing that's changing.
What glyphs do I need and what enchants and what sockets would be best for each piece of gear I got. Again first time tanking don't know much about the gear. Would be awesome if someone could tell me what's best for each piece of my gears thanks!
Originally Posted by Niian
Gemming and enchanting is basically : Get stamina. If you want socket bonuses, get hybrids with stamina(agility, dodge and expertise are good purples, while defense and hit are good greens).
Enchanting doesn't deviate from that much, though I personally keep a couple defense enchants just because they have that much more "budget" on them(chest and shield - defense). The rest is going to be about maximizing stamina as usual. The shoulder and head enchants are straightforward: Argent Crusade and Hodir enchants.
While there are interesting quirks, like gloves, weapons and boots, you want to follow this trend.