Don't know where to go from here. (A Gear Discussion)
Hello, I started playing WoW at the beginning of May earlier this year. I quickly geared up for tank on my warrior. I have gotten the most out of the upgrades from conquest emblems, and really only Triumph to focus on now. However, those emblems only cover certain slots, and now i have no idea where I need to go to upgrade my gear, raid-wise. If you could take a look and offer any advice, it would be much appreciated.
and if I am for some odd reason in Arms spec, my wow-heroes info is US - Nazjatar - Phonypony
I'm currently farming ToC for the Black Heart to replace that blue trinket. But, while it is blue, i still love it because it is part of my panic button whenever I get below 5k health, and the healer is by some means unable to get a heal off on me quick.
Remove the strength gem from all of your gear. Unless you are using this as only a threat set. This will hinder your ability to be accepted as a high end tank by anyone who looks at your gear and has a clue about tanking.
You should more than likely not use avoidance gems as they're effectiveness is mathematically lower than straight stamina gems, except in situations where you need to meet your meta requirement, and have stamina bonuses of +9 stam or higher.
After you're done gemming, get yourself into some ToC guild runs or pugs. The 10man or 25man you should be able to handle normal mode as an OT(or the Jar MT).
This is where you'll be able to pick up a whole slew of 232/245 gear.
You shouldn't need to be gemming for so much defense/avoidance, you're missing quite a lot(A LOT) of effective health from the 30stam gems you should have in most of those slots.
If you're going to use any avoidance gems, go with dodge/stam. The parry/stam gem is going to give you less of a return than the former.
Most of the socket bonuses don't matter. Just put a blue gem in there and forget the 6 defense or 8 dodge rating or whatever. Unless the bonus is stam related, or your need the non-blue gem color to meet a socket bonus, don't worry about it at your level of gear.
You can put any color gem in any slot(of normal blue/red/yellow) gem slots. The colors matching is solely for the benefit of the socket bonus.