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Badges. Save your badges and gear your way down or...

Postby BigBlueCheese » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:25 am

Hey I've been reading these forums for a while and thought I'd post a question.

Should I initially save my badges for the big stuff, such as, chestguard and leggings, or gear my way up starting with something cheaper? I can buy the Slikk's Cloak of Placation right now, but I'm more than halfway towards the Chestguard of the Stoic Guardian.

Here's a link to my armory profile. Bigbluwonder
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Postby Elvidnir » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:29 am

The chestpiece is a bigger upgrade for you than the cloak, imo.

Chestguard you gain: Stamina, armor, pure avoidance, threat.
Cloak you gain: Stamina, armor.

I suppose it depends on what role you tend to play more often but the wasted STR on the jade-skull bothers me.
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Postby BigBlueCheese » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:36 am

I also have the Vindicator's Hauberk.

I have this on because it gave me more avoidance to reach un-crushable and higher stamina. But I've over 102.4 so should I go back to that chest?
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Postby Mekanikos » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:23 am

I'd get the big purchases first, because a) they're generally a bigger upgrade and b) you can fool yourself into thinking the lower number will be easier to get. :p

350 badges and waiting for the Armory to open... :(
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Postby Erendis » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:32 am

I'd save up for the rewards that will help you get more badges. I'd say go for the Chest in this case. I don't see you getting a big upgrade to you chest from drops anytime soon but there are available cloak upgrades from drops such as the [item=28660]Gilded Thorium Cloak[/item] from Illhoof. Chest options would be [item=28597]Panzar'Thar Breastplate[/item] from Nightbane (which is not as good as the badge one for pallys) or the [item=29066]Justicar's Chestguard[/item] off of Magtheridon which is an encouter out of your gear range.
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Postby Fedaykin98 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:14 pm

I say go with the big purchases first. Get the 2.3 Tankadin chest, then when you get a bunch of badges again start deciding what your weakest piece is. Probably get the 2.4 Tankadin legs, but if you've got some piece that really needs to go and there's a great badge reward for that slot, you might do that instead.

I got the 2.3 chest, then 2.3 legs, then Slikk's, and then got the Bonefist Gauntlets (because I still didn't have Maiden's). Then I got the Girdle of the Protector (wanted more threat and avoidance). I could consider the 2.3 Tankadin boots, but I've got the Jungle Stompers which are good for now, and I'm sitting on my badges until the 2.4 vendor opens up.
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Postby Dorvan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 pm

I'd favor the 2.4 legs/2.3 chest before the cloak, but you can't really go wrong picking up the cloak either as it's best-in-slot for Tankadins until Sunwell.
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Postby BigBlueCheese » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:03 pm

Alright, thanks.

Saving up for the chestguard it is.
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