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wrynn v. timewarden

Postby Galrond » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:33 pm

Hello,

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... &n=Galrond

I got the Wrynn Dynasty Greaves last week off of Curator... but I haven't gemmed them up or enchanted them or anything. Currently I'm wearing Timewarden's leggings w/3x12stam and 30stam/10agi, and I'd be putting the same on wrynn.

Should I go ahead and use wrynn, and eat the stam loss for the extra armor and avoidance, or should I stay with timewarden? (I'd go for the 2.4 badge leggings but I'm leaning toward the stoic guardian chest as my next badge expense right now tbh)
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Postby Saltychip » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:34 pm

Hey everyone, I'm the Main Tank for my guild and we got a new warrior that joined. I'm not concerned about him taking my spot as I've been in the guild much longer and the GM and everyone really likes me but I don't want to MT bosses when a warrior has better gear than me. Currently his gear upgrades over me are minimal at best. However he does have more health(being a warrior). I'm looking for some direct gear upgrades that I could use that would push me over the top and make me ready until SSC/TK. Currently my guild has gruul on farm along with 10 mans and the 4 avatars in ZA down. We are just waiting for more people to actively do 25 mans. I'm not sure how far my current gear could take me as of now.


Question: Any direct upgrades I should aim for before SSC/TK that would push me over gear on this warrior in my guild?

PS. I have the furies deck which I will be turning in tomorrow and I'll have both Commendations and that trinket but since my threat/aoe set is barely at 102.8% with the moroes watch, I couldn't rish putting both stam trinkets on. However if I put on my AVOIDANCE/STAM gear(iron maiden gloves and moroes belt switching out t4 gloves and belt of guardian). I would be at around 104.8% with both stam trinkets equipped which might put me at close to 15.9-16k unbuffed with lower avoidance/threat though(around 328 SD unbuffed).


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I'm sorta of in a pickle here...

DMC:Vengeance+ Commendations with Avoidance/stam set for lower threat but more health

or

Commendations+Pocket Watch with threat/aoe set for more threat and decent health(which I currently use).

HELP!

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EDIT- This is the warrior armory in my guild
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This is mine
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My current Prot Set and Spec

Postby Vdarye » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:40 pm

Hello, I am a holy pally but I have been getting gear on the side for prot set. I would lilke to switch over to tanking for maybe heroics and if all possible full kara runs. Linked below is what I have gathered so far and looking for possible help on upgrades on what I could get with relative ease.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... r&n=Vdarye

My next thing I am going to work for is the S1 (or if S2 is out by that time) gavel so I can have more spell dmg than my current healing set.

I know there are lots of things I could do better, but lookig for the quickest to upgrade with so I can be suitable for tanking up to kara for now... possibly more as time goes on.
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Badge Loot Advice

Postby Lunchbox » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:43 pm

Hola amigos,

I'm having some trouble figuring out what to get next from either the current badge vendor or to save up for the new badge vendor, which is about a week away on my server.

So I have 51 badges...and with Kara each week and daily heroics...I should have 100 within a weeks period or so.

With all this in mind and my armory link: http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... n=Lunchbox

I could use these right now and they'd be a pretty good upgrade:
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33516

Or I could wait a little bit and get the: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33522

or wait even longer and get:
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34939

My chest piece is by far my weakest slot...but I'm impatient..and those bracers would help with Prince tonight..

Any advice would be very appreciated. Thank you very much for you time.

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Postby xyzor » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:36 pm

Lunchbox, You are obviously running Kara, so Attumen's Bracers should be available to you soon, so your Chest is the easiest and most efficient spot to gain a big gear-jump via badges. I would say do that first. The Stoic Guardian Chest is the best chest around for us until the end of T5 content (or even T6). The new (2.4) badge chest really isn't the best one out there for us, unless you are painfully short on crush avoidance (and even then, that can be made up in other pieces of gear).

After that, I would say bracers/boots next if you are in a hurry, or look at either the 75 or 100 badges legs (most people will tell you the 100 badges legs for sure, but be your own judge on that based on how fast you get badges and how your other pieces are shaping up). You should also consider the cloak sooner rather than later, although the Devilshark is a VERY good tankadin cloak.
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Postby Saltychip » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:16 pm

anyone got any ideas for my problem?
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Postby Lunchbox » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:12 pm

thank you very much xyzor :)
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Postby Mortiran » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:29 am

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shadow+Council&n=Solandrius

We are workin our way through kara but my guild is very casual so it is quite slow. I am at the verge of being uncrushable but it seems to put me over the edge I have to sacrifice buffs such as have to use agi food or something similar. Personally I have not been around for the few prince kills we have managed. Please look at my gear and offer suggestions to put me over the top without the use of outside buffs.

Thank you for this thread, I haven't asked this before due to the policy against am I ready threads.
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Postby Tkaa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:25 am

Hi all,

Im new to this forum (well, new to posting, ive been reading for some months now).

Ive come to a crossroad regarding my tanking gear, and im not really sure what way to go now.

Should i replace defense gems with stamina gems, since i have a little room to unchrusable, or should i get more dodge.

What about spelldamage.

If anyone have some input on the direction i should take my gear in, i would be very happy.

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Postby Lakirby » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:37 am

Tkaa,

I would look at trying to increase your stamina by replacing some of your +def enchants/gems with stamina ones. At 536 you are well over uncrittable, it would probably serve you better to start stacking stamina at this point, and avoidance where necessary for maintaining uncrushability. The new badge legs (when Moonglade opens up the badge vendor) would be well worth it for you.

You should also look try to get Scryers exalted for the improved shoulder enchant.

And... to push up your spelldmg you should also aim to get the Cudgel of Consecration or the S1 gavel.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shadow+Council&n=Solandrius

We are workin our way through kara but my guild is very casual so it is quite slow. I am at the verge of being uncrushable but it seems to put me over the edge I have to sacrifice buffs such as have to use agi food or something similar. Personally I have not been around for the few prince kills we have managed. Please look at my gear and offer suggestions to put me over the top without the use of outside buffs.

Thank you for this thread, I haven't asked this before due to the policy against am I ready threads.


New shoulders asap - Righteous ones would be ideal, and gem with the new dodge/sta gem. You're probably sick of running Botanica though! Look at getting the Bracers of the Green Fortress crafted too, and if the Maiden glvoes drop for you then take them.
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Postby Shayna » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:54 am

Seems like people are asking for advice way faster than others are able to give them :P

Gonna try again.

My friends want me to tank heroics for them, but to be honest I'm not sure if my gear is up for it.
I've tanked HC Ramparts, Blood Furnace and Mechanar, SP and UB so far, no real problems, but I'm afraid I'm gonna get a real beating in any harder heroics. (Especially MGT, which I really want the trinket and mace from)
What do I need to improve, and how?
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Postby Widdox » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:20 am

@saltychip

Commendation and Pocketwatch...

If you have the DMC:vengeance then you can keep for your effective health set, but I think its a waste of money.

@shayna

You should be fine to start heroics. I'd look at getting a +stam trinket to buff your HP a bit. Maybe the DMC:Vengeance or the Commendation from heroic MgT.

Head,neck,shoulders,chest,bracer,back, legs, belt, are are good. Might look for an upgrade to your rings, hands and feet. But you are on the right track. You have a good amount of avoidance for your level of gear.
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Postby Bhrimstone » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:12 am

Armory; http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/chara ... Bhrimstone

I don't know where I can start going, I'm confident in Kara - but have no idea what i'm realistically capable of.

I'm also taking suggestions for upgrades (I have plans for new Trinkets and a weapon, but no idea beyond that).
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Postby guillex » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:16 am

Bhrimstone wrote:Armory; http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/chara ... Bhrimstone

I don't know where I can start going, I'm confident in Kara - but have no idea what i'm realistically capable of.

I'm also taking suggestions for upgrades (I have plans for new Trinkets and a weapon, but no idea beyond that).


You're fine for a kara clear.

Heroics should be cake, especially with your block%.

I'd save badges for the 2.3 chest, and upgrade your Wrynn's to the 2.4 badge legs.

Go grind out your Aldor rep for the shoulder enchant. +13 dodge isn't good enough, and doesn't give you as much leeway for other gem/chant choices.
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Postby Xzor » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:04 pm

Here for a gear check as well...

Mainly run 5 mans. Have not stepped into a heroic yet, but will be soon. Have not raided yet, but Karazhan or Zul'aman raids could be in the somewhat near future.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... oon&n=Xzor

Have 3 items on my list of "to get"...

Short term: Dabiri's Enigma

Long term: Figurine of the Colossus, Libram of Repentence

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Postby Remsaa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:27 pm

I think I might fail at gemming :(

New to Prot, so far I have tanked 1 normal Shattered Halls with overgeared ppl + a 69 sham, and a normal Sethekk 4 man.

I have been thinking about tanking MgT, Heroics (MgT?) maybe even a Kara (i wish ZA).

The problem is, besides my nubinesss, and 0 tanking trinkets (going to try and farm the one from SH) I think my health is too low as well as my avoidance (which will be better once I get 2 tanking trinkets)

after 150 days played on this toon its about time I tried the only spec I dont have gear for :)

http://www.chardev.org/?template=32809

Is my health too low, are my gems lol as hell?
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Need some ideas

Postby 'Sanct' - Rise Of Legends » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:46 pm

My gear:
http://armorylite.com/us/Twisting+Nether/Sacrisanct

Right now I'm my guild's MT paladin tank. I compete fairly heavily with my guild's Warrior MT and feral MT. I'd like to think i'm in the lead slightly as i have the highest attendance as raid MT on our GFKs. We've downed Lurker,Leo,Tidewalker,Karathress in SSC and VR,Solarian in TK and Winterchill in Hyjal.

The set i'm wearing in the link is my spelldamage/general tanking set. I generally don't find myself wanting for survivability but I have been noticing even in my spelldamage gear that my threat lately has been completely unacceptable for some trash content. Even on Prince in our weekly badge gathering Kara I was only pushing around 700-800 TPS which with as much spellhit and spelldmg as i'm itemizing is very bad (yet again further proof prince's hitbox is not applying consecrate).

Yet, while on our ZA run this past week while tanking bear boss in the same set of gear I was pushing upwards of 1.4k TPS on my spikes and atleast 1k solid for most of the fight.

I use all of the standard consumables (wizard oil, spelldmg food, flask) and even a few like runes and nightmare seeds for heavier hitting bosses to augment my survivability.

For my Heavy tanking set I sub in Unwavering Legguards, Leo's Belt, VR's Bracers, and Tuskguard Helm.


What are some recommendations you guys could give me towards itemizing my gear or swapping around my gear that would help me generate more threat while maintaining atleast the survivability I have in my spelldamage set? Also any recommendations on my priority of attaining any new gear would be great too.

Thanks a lot for any help...
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Postby Jorex » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:50 pm

I'm the MT for my kara raid group and we are clearing it just fine. We should be moving into the 25 mans real soon.

Here is a link to my armory.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ravencrest&n=Jorex

I currently have 129 badges and will pick up the 100 badge legs as soon as the vendor is out. I was thinking my next peice after the legs should be a belt or slikk's cloak.

Which belt should I get?

Should I have the belt of the guardian made or purchase either iron-tusk girdle or girdle of the protector?

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Postby Signum » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:51 pm

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I seem to be riding the line of Uncrushability right now. All the upgrades I am looking at seem to drop me below the magical 102.4% threshold. As it is now, I'm already skirting the line, with my current unbuffed avoidance at 102.407%.

I've played around in Warcrafter, changing out my gems and trinkets, but any changes I do leave me with a few hundred less health and a trivial amount of avoidance in return.

My guild is basically farming Kz for badges, and our guild alliance basically has weekly Gruul/Mag runs. We've only done ZA once, and we got to the Eagle boss. We'll be doing more ZA in the future, but not for a few weeks. I rotate in as a tank for the guild alliance as we do SSC/TK, and we started on Hyjal last week.

So my question is: is this where I should be now? Looking at badge loot, T4 raid instances, and T5 raid instances, I am not really seeing anything I can upgrade to, that won't knock me under the avoidance or defense threshold. Am I missing something?
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Postby Erendis » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:58 pm

Jorex wrote:I'm the MT for my kara raid group and we are clearing it just fine. We should be moving into the 25 mans real soon.

Here is a link to my armory.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ravencrest&n=Jorex

I currently have 129 badges and will pick up the 100 badge legs as soon as the vendor is out. I was thinking my next peice after the legs should be a belt or slikk's cloak.

Which belt should I get?

Should I have the belt of the guardian made or purchase either iron-tusk girdle or girdle of the protector?

Thanks for the help.


I'd go with the Slikks cloak as you have an easily attainable upgrade from moroes for your belt. Also Slikks is one of the better tanking cloaks. period. Might as well grab it and then see what you want to save for afterwards.
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Postby Valadus » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:43 pm

Time to laugh it up (no really)

Now aside from pointing out the obvious (Bracers/Boots/One Ring) any recommendations?

Right now for uncrush I'm at 91.9 with DMC:V and 93.9 with Pocket Watch, hoping for boots/bracers from kara this week and saving up badges for some of the other pieces, though I've thought about leveling BSing just for the Red Havoc Boots.

Any quick/easy upgrades to get me to uncrushable relatively quick?

Note: Switching shield out for Exalted SSO shields later today (not the best but I'm still second in line for ALD and SoID)

edit: forgot my armory http://armorylite.com/us/Blackwing+Lair/Valadus ignore the sig it hasn't updated in awhile.
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Postby Erendis » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:10 pm

Valadus wrote:Time to laugh it up (no really)

Now aside from pointing out the obvious (Bracers/Boots/One Ring) any recommendations?

Right now for uncrush I'm at 91.9 with DMC:V and 93.9 with Pocket Watch, hoping for boots/bracers from kara this week and saving up badges for some of the other pieces, though I've thought about leveling BSing just for the Red Havoc Boots.

Any quick/easy upgrades to get me to uncrushable relatively quick?

Note: Switching shield out for Exalted SSO shields later today (not the best but I'm still second in line for ALD and SoID)

edit: forgot my armory http://armorylite.com/us/Blackwing+Lair/Valadus ignore the sig it hasn't updated in awhile.


[item=29323]Andormu's Tear[/item]
[item=29184]Timewarden's Leggings[/item]
[item=23517]Felsteel Gloves[/item]

These are good starts to improving your gear. They are all easy to obtain since they are rep/crafted.

For drops [item=27529]Figurine of the Colossus[/item] goes a long ways towrads uncrushable.
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Postby Valadus » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:18 pm

Erendis wrote:
Valadus wrote:Time to laugh it up (no really)

Now aside from pointing out the obvious (Bracers/Boots/One Ring) any recommendations?

Right now for uncrush I'm at 91.9 with DMC:V and 93.9 with Pocket Watch, hoping for boots/bracers from kara this week and saving up badges for some of the other pieces, though I've thought about leveling BSing just for the Red Havoc Boots.

Any quick/easy upgrades to get me to uncrushable relatively quick?

Note: Switching shield out for Exalted SSO shields later today (not the best but I'm still second in line for ALD and SoID)

edit: forgot my armory http://armorylite.com/us/Blackwing+Lair/Valadus ignore the sig it hasn't updated in awhile.


[item=29323]Andormu's Tear[/item]
[item=29184]Timewarden's Leggings[/item]
[item=23517]Felsteel Gloves[/item]

These are good starts to improving your gear. They are all easy to obtain since they are rep/crafted.

For drops [item=27529]Figurine of the Colossus[/item] goes a long ways towrads uncrushable.


Eh can't go for Andormu's tear (I took the healing one since this was originally an alt that was a spare healer for our old guild)

How would I go about gemming the timewardens or felsteel gloves? For avoidance or raw stam?
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Postby BigBlueCheese » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:24 pm

So I was "running" heroic MgT with a pug. And we kept on wiping. We could not get passed the second boss. Not to mention we wiped on the AoE pull before the first boss. Keep in mind I've cleared it before and gotten some DPS gear (no commendation). I thought it was the healer because he would wait til my health dropped before casting his heal.

I replaced him with a guild member but we continued to wipe because his connection was laggy and the DPS seemed to be slow, at least from what I could tell.

I had stam food buffs and a fortification flask up. And wizard oil on my gavel.

Then the warlock in the party said it was my fault and that I was undergeared for the instance. Which I thought it was wierd cus' I've cleared it before with slightly worse gear (replace current belt with the Sha'tari Waistguard).

So was the warlock right? Was I undergeared for the instance?

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Postby Mishdorf » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:19 pm

Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker first time poster.

My first character was a mage who I got to 70 then got fed up with not being able to find groups with. I didn't like warrior tanking so I started a pally tank. I've had no real problems tanking from levels 1-70 (I've only respecced once and that was at around level 15).

I recently hit 70 and have been working hard to gear up. Here is my current armoury:

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... &n=Orgaria

Other than the obvious flaws in my sockets (i.e. using the cheap little +9 stam gems and the like), what are the easiest upgrades to get me kara ready? I mean I have been following the stickied gear guide fairly closely, but what I want to know is what people think the fastest way to get me uncrushable is. I have been offtanking kara but even with my 3 shiny new epics I'm still around 10% away from uncrushable (3 more badges and I'll be 5% away when I get my libram).

Also, how do other tankadins get money? I'm broke at the moment after getting myself as kara ready as possible and I still don't have my flying mount. Should I just farm quests on my mage and "twink" the gold?

Cheers,

Mishdorf

EDIT: I tried running heroic slave pens last night and it was a smooth run until we hit the 5 packs which feared. We ended up unable to down Quagmire as well. Am I right in thinking that I'm geared enough to run the simpler heroics?
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