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The Weapon Compendium

Postby DurWrathi » Thu May 24, 2007 12:08 pm

The following is a general listing of weapons that Tanking paladins might pursue. It is by no means comprehensive, but rather a starting point in your quest for the perfect weapon with which you will defend your party and raid. I will attempt to keep this post updated as a resource for both new and old guard paladin tanks. Please feel free to make suggestions and I'll add them.

Different paladins prefer different types of weapons in accordance to their needs and strategy on tanking. Spell damage weapons, tanking weapons, and hybrid combinations of the two are all viable choices with effective tradeoffs. Ideally, this list will serve as a jumping off point to find a variety of paladin tanking weapons.

Spell Damage

Diamond-Core Sledgemace (51) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24384
Summoner's Blade (103) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31002
Bleeding Hollow Warhammer (121) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27741
Willbreaker (121) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27512
Greatsword of Horrid Dreams (130) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27905
Sky Breaker (132) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27937
Blade of the Archmage (159) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29153
Bloodmaw Magus-Blade (203) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28802

20 Stamina Threshold
Mana Wrath (121) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27899
Continuum Blade (121) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29185
Crystalforged Sword (121) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32660
Gavel of Unearthed Secrets (159) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30832
Gladiators Gavel (199) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32450#z0z
Fang of the Leviathan (209) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30095
Tempest of Chaos (259) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30910

Physical Damage

Sun Eater (83.4) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29362
Kings Defender (87.5) http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28749
Last edited by DurWrathi on Thu May 24, 2007 4:20 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Postby Nikolaos » Thu May 24, 2007 2:06 pm

Crystalforge?
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Postby Dorvan » Thu May 24, 2007 2:12 pm

Yep,

Crystalforged Sword: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32660
Tempest of Chaos: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30910

Although I think a little room for disagreement is a good thing, I don't really think the Blade of the Archmage or the Bloodmaw Magus-Blade really belog on the list. They've got high spell damage sure, but not enough stamina to justify it imo.
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heh

Postby Mavrix » Thu May 24, 2007 2:24 pm

Any spell blade or mace could go on the list of possibilities even if they are not likely the best options if this is to be a definitive and complete list. If you wanted to rank them in order of utility/quality (perhaps an asterisk to denote "recommended" choices), that might also help some folks out. Guess it really depends on how much work you want to put into this and who the target audience is.



Could also include these if you want to:

Willbreaker
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27512

and

Summoner's Blade
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31002

Bleeding Hollow Warhammer
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27741

Sky Breaker
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27937

Greatsword of Horrid Dreams
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27905

and for very early on

Diamond-Core Sledgemace
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=24384
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Postby DurWrathi » Thu May 24, 2007 4:29 pm

Dorvan wrote:Yep,

Crystalforged Sword: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32660
Tempest of Chaos: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30910

Although I think a little room for disagreement is a good thing, I don't really think the Blade of the Archmage or the Bloodmaw Magus-Blade really belog on the list. They've got high spell damage sure, but not enough stamina to justify it imo.


In general I agree with your thinking Dorvan, but nonetheless consider the Bloodmaw Magus-Blade and weapons like it to be viable, if not ideal, options for a paladin tank to pursue. As such, I've split the spell damage weapon list at the 20 stamina point. Thanks for the suggestions and links. I'll continue to keep updating as new suggestions come in. Let me know if I've missed anything.
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Postby Dorvan » Thu May 24, 2007 4:59 pm

DurWrathi wrote:In general I agree with your thinking Dorvan, but nonetheless consider the Bloodmaw Magus-Blade and weapons like it to be viable, if not ideal, options for a paladin tank to pursue. As such, I've split the spell damage weapon list at the 20 stamina point. Thanks for the suggestions and links. I'll continue to keep updating as new suggestions come in. Let me know if I've missed anything.


Looks good, thanks for putting this together!
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Postby Gideon » Fri May 25, 2007 4:25 am

Good list, thank you.

The spell damage lists are very complete. There are quite a few "warrior" tanking weapons that are not on the physical list but I suppose nobody really takes the idea of using any of them over a CB or Gladiator's Gavel seriously :lol:
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