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Pre-Kara gear and other issues.

Postby Klimpen » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:07 pm

Armory: http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/#char ... &n=Klimpen

I'm currently gearing myself up for Kara, and as you can see, I'm nearly finished. I'm aiming towards the Mech Chest, Arc Ring and Heroic Libram atm, but am unsure of where to go for some decent boots. I've spotted some nice ones off the last boss' of Heroic Shattered/Arc. Would my gear be currently be good enough to tank those? Or should I wait on the Ring/Chest/Libram before going after them? Or is there something totally different that I should have my hand at getting?

Out of Instances, I'm working towards Tankatronic Goggles and have 2 Nether Vortexes waiting on me getting 1.5k gold for the SSC Crafted tanking belt (<3 contacts in <Death and Taxes>). Would those two close the gap enough for substandard boots until I get some dropping in Kara? It's prolly gonna take me ~2weeks to farm my Engineering and 1.5k gold, and by then my GM wants to have me tanking Kara, as he's having a tank rotation. (2 Pally MT's, Druid OT as far as I'm aware).

Once I've got my drops I'm going to crunch some numbers for Re-Enchanting/Re-Socketing so I'm uncrush.

My GM is also talking of doing some MC to give the Pally MT's (Aeneas and I) TF's for the damage reduction. I'm slightly unsure if it'd be an upgrade over the loss of +damage (and threat gen). Any input here would be appreciated. My GM is open minded, and since we have a DPS Warrior in the guild atm (who'll be using Imp TC and other damage reduction abilities), he can't see a reason why Warriors>Pallies for tanking, apart from the extra 1.5k base health (This is prolly the major pet-hate for me as a tankadin).

I've put a lot of work into getting to where I am atm, and help with the last 5% would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Paksennarion » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:42 pm

Really the easiest to get would be Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves, as long as you haven't done the Mana Tombs quest. If you have, then there's really not a whole lot in the way of tank boots out there.
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Postby Samildanach » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:16 am

Boots of the Colossus arn't bad, think they drop from Pandemonious, the first boss in Mana Tombs on heroic.
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Postby Klimpen » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:19 am

I'd be using Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves, if I hadn't [mistakenly] vendor'd them a long while back (GM's refuse to return them ;-; ).

The best bet atm seems to be Eaglecrest Warboots off the last boss in Heroic BF. Seeing as I need to get the Tanking Libram anyway, it seems the easiest/least time consuming.

I tanked ~half the instance before the group fell apart due to peeps being sleepy without any trouble. Mobs hit for ~2-3k which was fairly pathetic imo.

Edit: Apparently I fail at linkages
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Postby adese » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:33 am

Klimpen wrote:I tanked ~half the instance before the group fell apart due to peeps being sleepy without any trouble. Mobs hit for ~2-3k which was fairly pathetic imo.


Heroic BF doesn't get hard at all until after the 2nd boss. The big demons hit much harder (3-4k for the few in the next room, 4-5k for the last 3 pulls before the 3rd boss). If you have a hunter or lock with you they aren't a huge deal since one can be CCed, but if you don't you need to DPS them down quick, or else it's going to be a wipe. They can be stunned tho, which helps to give your healer some time to catch up on all the damage that you are taking.

These guys were hugely nerfed in 2.1 - they used to hit for 5-6k. Back then, if we were there without a hunter or lock, we'd clear to the second boss and call it, since it wouldn't be worth the repair bills to finish the instance.
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Postby Karathos » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:47 am

Klimpen wrote:I'd be using Flesh Beast's Metal Greaves, if I hadn't [mistakenly] vendor'd them a long while back (GM's refuse to return them ;-; ).


These were pulled from Zoe's Guide to Building your Tankadin
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=296609826&sid=1&pageNo=2

Quest Rewards:
Feet:
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30386 - Bloodguard's Greaves
Scryer quest reward: Information Gathering (Netherstorm)
685 Armor, 42 Sta, 11 Str, 16 DefR.
Warrior: 0.80%, Paladin: 0.80%, Paladin CB: 1.06%.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30334 - Starcaller's Plated Stompers
Quest reward: Escape from the Staging Grounds (Netherstorm)
722 Armor, 21 Sta, 14 Int, 13 DefR, 16 SpellD.
Warrior: 0.65%, Paladin: 0.65%, Paladin CB: 0.86%.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32866 - Ascendant's Boots
Quest reward: A Job Unfinished... (Shadowmoon Valley).
722 Armor, 22 Sta, 21 DefR, 23 BlockV, Sockets: Blue, Yellow, +4 Sta.
Warrior: 1.05%, Paladin: 1.05%, Paladin CB: 1.40%.

Heroics:
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27813 - Boots of the Colossus
Mana-Tombs: Pandemonius (Heroic)
800 Armor, 27 Sta, 22 Str, 19 DefR, Sockets: Blue, Yellow, +3 DefR.
Warrior: 0.95%, Paladin: 0.95%, Paladin CB: 1.26%.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27813 - Boots of Righteous Fortitude
Sethekk Halls: Anzu (Heroic)
800 Armor, 37 Sta, 14 Int, 19 DefR, 29 SpellD.
Warrior: 0.95%, Paladin: 0.95%, Paladin CB: 1.26%.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29239 - Eaglecrest Warboots
The Blood Furnace: Keli'dan the Breaker (Heroic)
955 Armor, 33 Sta, 29 Str, 21 Agi, 24 DefR.
Warrior: 1.90%, Paladin: 2.04%, Paladin CB: 2.44%.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29254 - Boots of the Righteous Path
The Arcatraz: Harbinger Skyriss (Heroic)
955 Armor, 34 Sta, 26 Int, 23 DefR, 28 SpellD.
Warrior: 1.15%, Paladin: 1.15%, Paladin CB: 1.53%.
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