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Postby Erendis » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:22 pm

Orbitus wrote:Good to tank HKM? Gruul?
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I don't see why not. I mean there isn't much for you to upgrade in Kara so you should be fine to move on.
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Postby Norml » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:26 pm

been trolling here for some time and finally decided to post. simple question...picking up stoic guardian chest tonight or tomorrow; can i mt kara? know all the pulls and encounters.

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Postby Erendis » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:51 pm

Norml wrote:been trolling here for some time and finally decided to post. simple question...picking up stoic guardian chest tonight or tomorrow; can i mt kara? know all the pulls and encounters.

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If the new chest piece puts you at uncrushable then with good healers you could do any boss. Without being uncrushable then Nightbane and Prince will be very very hard. If you aren't uncrushable then i'd get the libram first before the chest piece. Also, without good healers it will be hard for those bosses as well even with uncrushable.
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Postby Far » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:28 am

Where to go now ?

Can any of you wiz kids give me a hint how to improve my gear.

Moroes is holding onto his watch :-(
Princess in Mgt, same :-(

Apart from that, where do you see that I might squeeze a little improvement in ?
Gemming/enchants or gear.

Tanked Kara except for Maiden, Gruul twice in our 20/21 man takes, and 4 first bosses in ZA.

Btw, should I roll for the shoulders on Gruul ?
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Postby Gracerath » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:49 am

T4 shoulders = good stuff. Yes, roll on them.
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Postby Zorin » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:31 am

Hello, Im new to this forum & this is my first time reading it but, when I saw this post I just had to register :)

Could you please give me some advice on my gear & what I could possibly tank in raids. Thank you in advance :)

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Postby ulushnar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:34 am

Zorin wrote:Hello, Im new to this forum & this is my first time reading it but, when I saw this post I just had to register :)

Could you please give me some advice on my gear & what I could possibly tank in raids. Thank you in advance :)

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My advice is simply this.

Ditch the Ret Gear for some Spelldamage stuff, get more Parry/Dodge/Block rating and Defense and read this sticky:

http://www.failsafedesign.com/maintanka ... .php?t=163

At the moment, I wouldn't have you tanking anything in a Raid.

Oh and ditch the +Int enchant on your weapon and get a +Spelldamage one.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:38 am

I don't have any loot rights for the next few days(boo trial mode), and guild's going to attempt RoS this week.

How fast will I get eaten by Anger? Bloodboil? >.>



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What badge reward next?

Postby Borknagar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:48 am

Ok, topic says it all. My head hurts, I cant figure out which badge reward to get next?

Was thinking of the Sunguard Legplates.
But.... Any of you pro's think I should get somehting else?

Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Questioner » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:40 am

Snake-Aes wrote:I don't have any loot rights for the next few days(boo trial mode), and guild's going to attempt RoS this week.

How fast will I get eaten by Anger? Bloodboil?


Anger is a toss up, Bloodboil is going to hurt (need more armor). The main problem with Anger will be your level of spelldamage I think, because I usually drop to more threat gear, but in your gear you can't really do that.

Toss up means it could go either way, you might make it fine depending on your healers and dps or you might get murdered. I'll be honest, if I were you I wouldn't want to tank them yet.

Most certainly try to get the Commendation before then, because on Anger you WILL hit AD level a lot.
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Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:43 am

err, define "toss up". This is actually a real doubt because I haven't heard such expression yet.
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Postby Questioner » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:44 am

Mystra wrote:Oh, and here's my armory link...I'm still debating over what enchants to get and am working on revered with aldor for my chest. http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ysondre&n=Mystra


You might try out the timewarden's leggings from KoT rep. They will be a significant stamina upgrade. Also, you could do +12 stamina to wrists over +9.
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:50 am

Snake-Aes wrote:err, define "toss up". This is actually a real doubt because I haven't heard such expression yet.


Toss up = Coin toss, or as he mentioned later on "it could go either way".
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Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:00 am

Questioner wrote: I'll be honest, if I were you I wouldn't want to tank them yet.

Most certainly try to get the Commendation before then, because on Anger you WILL hit AD level a lot.
:p It's exactly what I thought then. But i'm one of 2 tankadins and the other one isn't much better >.<

And Delrissa hates me <cry>
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Postby Pillar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:28 am

I don't get to run heroics with any regularity, but I do run Kara with my guild weekly (currently the OT). I got the libram of repentance with badge rewards, and now have about 30 again. Just curious as to what rewards I should save for/aim for. Should I start low with whatever upgrades I can get, or save for something big?

I tried searching, but it came back with an enormous amount of threads. just wondering what people recommended as to what badge items that they usually got first- shield? pants? belt? etc

also- i am still crushable. is there any badge gear, other than the libram which i already own, that would be advisable to get/normal add as well. if i would normally get it as i get better gear, it would be advisable to get it over another piece if it will help with getting uncrushable
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Postby Seloei » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:31 am

Get the biggest upgrade which you think will benefit you more. It varies per person and per gear, and how lucky/unlucky you are with drops. the 2.3 chest and 2.4 pants are very good items to "aim for" as first ones if you have no other goal, but always chose the bigger upgrade when possible, if there is no easily attained one from a craftable/reputation.

It's easier to get a exalted faction then get 33 badges for some, vice versa from someone else.

The only one who can really answer what is the bigger upgrade to your gear (and which set) is you :)
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Postby Sithy » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:37 am

Badge vendor is opening up on Icecrown sometime today. I have 135 badges I need 160.

We're doing Mags and then Gruul or TK on our alt run so I can get 15 badges tonight I'm sure, even if I have to drag a healer through shattered halls and botanica or something after the raid.

I know I'm going to buy Ring of the Stalwart Protector as I have yet to see another decent tank ring drop.

I have delema though, I'm not sure how to enchant the Inscribed Legplates of the Aldor.

Here's my Armory (Armory Lite).

Currently I have:
Justicar Legguards with a Runic Spellthread, they are part of my threat set at the moment.
Unwavering Legguards with a Nethercleft Leg Armor, they are part of my typical hard hitting boss tank setup.

So for gemming I figure just go with 2xSolid Empyrean Sapphire (when they are available on my server anyway) seeing as the 4 stam bonus and red/yellow sockets isn't appealing

Enchanting on the other hand, I can't for the life of me decide.
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Runic Spellthread would offer (compared to Unwavering):
Gain:
72 SD
2.3% Dodge
Lose:
15 Sta (~170 hp)

Nethercleft Leg Armor would offer:
Gain:
37 SD
2.8% Dodge
5 Sta
Lose:
No losses

It's basically 35 SD vs 0.5% dodge and 20 stam.

My HP feels pretty comfortable at ~15k unbuffed. So obviously I'm leaning on getting a Runic made, mainly to accent the fact that Aldor already has good SD.

I'm still not sure though. Thoughts?
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Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:52 am

I say nethercleft anyway, unless you don't raid at all. They're a much more appropriate boss tanking leggings than Unwavering(which are already really good). I say make your Unwavering your threat-aoe mix pants. You already have a fairly high spell damage if you're not in t6 content.
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Postby BigBlueCheese » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:32 am

What piece of badge gear should I get next? I'm not main-tanking Kara right now (which is quite boring) if that changes the gear choice.

I was thinking that the Sabatons of the Righteous Defender was a good piece to get next.

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Postby Greodin » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:51 am

Hey guys,

Just looking for some gear advice (of course). My armory profile link is at the bottom. I'm 5 badges away from the Breastplate of the Stoic Guardian (2.3 75 badge one). I'm also almost to exalted with SSO, so I will be getting a new shield shortly. So, any wisdom/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Erendis » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:52 am

BigBlueCheese wrote:What piece of badge gear should I get next? I'm not main-tanking Kara right now (which is quite boring) if that changes the gear choice.

I was thinking that the Sabatons of the Righteous Defender was a good piece to get next.

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I'd go for the boots. Its the piece I got after getting the chestguard. Anyways, if you are getting bored OT Kara then talk to your raid and see if they would be interested in doing chain pulls with the two tanks. IE when one set of mobs is almost dead then you do the next pull and keep alternating. It doesn't help you for the boss fights that only need one tank BUT it does make trash go by faster and makes you feek usefull at the very least. I've found that fast runs=fun runs.
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Postby BigBlueCheese » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:55 am

Yeah that's what I've been doing a little bit. During Moroes, I would try to tank Moroes and an add or two. I was surprised how little damage Moroes does during my first venture into Kara. I was runnning out of mana pretty quickly.

Also I'm droping JC (a lot good ones in the guild) to pick up engineering. Hopefully I'll be able to get the googles in a few days.
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Postby Sithy » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am

Greodin wrote:Hey guys,

Just looking for some gear advice (of course). My armory profile link is at the bottom. I'm 5 badges away from the Breastplate of the Stoic Guardian (2.3 75 badge one). I'm also almost to exalted with SSO, so I will be getting a new shield shortly. So, any wisdom/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Enchants, enchants, enchants. Gloves, Legs and Bracers, thats a ton of stamina you're missing by not having leg and bracer enchants.

If you don't have the libram of repentance, go get it, thats a pretty big upgrade, assuming that is that you run kara regularly.
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Postby Seloei » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:34 am

Sithy, unless your DPS is nearing threat cap, more armor/avoidance is always better. Slap a runic thread on the unwavering and slap a nethercleft on the 2.4 pants.

2.4 pants for main tanking, 2.3 ones for Trash tanking, at least thats what i am going for as soon as we get him up.
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Postby Dinedan » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:55 am

Sithy wrote:Badge vendor is opening up on Icecrown sometime today. I have 135 badges I need 160.

We're doing Mags and then Gruul or TK on our alt run so I can get 15 badges tonight ...


So you'll be 10 badges short still. :)
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