i just hit 80 with my paladin and i am eager to start tanking woltk hcs. is it possible to do that with tbc epic gear? i do have def cap but all other stats are quite low. thx for the response
A little birdie told me once that T6 = lvl 80 blues. But the stat balance on T6 is better than, or at least comparable to, 80 blues.
Point is, assuming the guy is talking About T6, it may not be that much of an improvement, if at all.
If he meant just any lvl 70 epics, well then yeah, crafted gear time, for sure.
I tanked heroics with epics in Destroyer (tier 5) and some random blues... but those were just some minor stam boosts over my other items.
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The only problem I encountered with level 70 epics (even high end) was that I lacked enough defense to hit the minimum for heroics. Not that you need to be crit immune to do heroics, but it helps.
I tanked hardmode Sarth in half Sunwell pieces, Guardian Spirit is amazing for that. What you want to change the most from old gear is the shield and weapon. Those pieces really are good itemised so it wasn't to bad.
You'll endup at about 25k hp or so though so noone will want to group with you. And that's fully buffed.