Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby vexryn » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:06 pm

Njall wrote:
vexryn wrote:As requested, I've shown some love to my warrior brethren; ranged slot (gun) tank options are now listed. :)

My sympathies to the warriors. Your options for this slot really suck until you get/buy the Bastion of Twilight trash drop! If I missed another piece of gear in this slot, please let me know!



I think you missed the engineering bows and weapons. I can't link them here at work but the Kickback5000 is supposedly pretty good.



I took a look at some of the bows and such and didn't see many options. They're all agility, and while that isn't necessarily fatal, most of it that I saw doesn't even have masteyr. The Kickback 5000 is agility/crit/haste; perhaps it's of interest to dps warriors, but the ilvl 318 quest gear would seem to be far better for actual tanking?
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby Belmage » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:33 pm

Vexryn, thank you SO much for this guide - I've finally got round to levelling up my pally, and you've saved me an awful lot of research!

Your efforts are much appreciated by this mage pretending to know how to drive a tankadin :)
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby Kibaikasu » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:25 pm

Hey, just wanted to point out something in the Enchant section of the guide, you forgot to add Cardboard Assassin onto the belt portion. IMHO it is a better engineer tinker as the PSG tends to backfire, and one of the side-effects is nasty, a increased % chance to take a crit and only absorbs about 20k damage when it works properly. Cardboard Assassin, on the other hand, pops a training dummy that has almost 80k hp, an AoE taunt, and the ability to parry. AND it works on bosses and trash alike. I've used it when I tank and it's an awesome trinket to have. I wouldn't run without one. XD
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby theckhd » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:33 am

We noticed last night that Cardboard Assassin was no longer taunting Chimaeron, at least on Heroic mode. I didn't think to test it on other bosses, but I'll try it on Maloriak or Nef/Ony tonight. It's possible they've hotfixed it (though, given that every other tinker has a pretty nasty backfire, it's still probably the best option we have).
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby vexryn » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:38 pm

Kibaikasu wrote:Hey, just wanted to point out something in the Enchant section of the guide, you forgot to add Cardboard Assassin onto the belt portion. IMHO it is a better engineer tinker as the PSG tends to backfire, and one of the side-effects is nasty, a increased % chance to take a crit and only absorbs about 20k damage when it works properly. Cardboard Assassin, on the other hand, pops a training dummy that has almost 80k hp, an AoE taunt, and the ability to parry. AND it works on bosses and trash alike. I've used it when I tank and it's an awesome trinket to have. I wouldn't run without one. XD



Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it to the guide!
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby BlindTank » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:50 am

Awesome guide.

Some of the rep reward gear that isn't strictly tanking gear seems like it would be pretty decent (compared to blues) if reforged.

Belt of the Ferocious Wolf http://www.wowhead.com/item=62384 for example. Right now I have the JP belt (Girdle of the Mountains), but am tempted to replace it with that. As I don't raid, most of the good stuff is out of my reach, so I'm looking for alternatives...

What do you think?
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby michael000 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:45 pm

Was playing around w/ ring combinations a few nights ago and noticed that i got more total avoidance towards the CTC cap using a Heroic Umbriss Band and Red Rock Band w/ their 168 mastery each than i did using either one of those rings and a Felsen's Ring of Resolve. This being the case wouldn't this move those 2 rings above all the 346 rings (and possibly a couple of the 359s) especially since the dmg mitigation from mastery is our primary tanking stat? Rings become even more attractive once you reforge out the expertise and hit into either dodge or parry.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby Drogba » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:33 am

The BOE trash drops are only normal, the heroic ones dosnt exist (no heroic trash).

Also the T11-Hc leg token is dropped by Maloriak-Hc.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby Athos » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:01 pm

This guide is outstanding. Thank you for taking the time to put it together!
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby rosefirelite2358 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:16 am

I didn't find this on your list, I got it during Love Is In The Air off Apothecary Hummel <Crown Chemical Co.> In SFK
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http://www.wowhead.com/item=68172

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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby halabar » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:15 pm

Great guide. I hadn't gone through it before, but you've validated most of my thinking that I did when going over Dirgen's and Petrus's lists. Great job!
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby vexryn » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:14 am

rosefirelite2358 wrote:I didn't find this on your list, I got it during Love Is In The Air off Apothecary Hummel <Crown Chemical Co.> In SFK
Shard of Pirouetting Happiness
http://www.wowhead.com/item=68172

BTW to see it on me I'm in <K A S> Stormscale


Got it, thanks! :)
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby Sabindeus » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:49 pm

FYI you have a lot of links to cata.wowhead.com which no longer returns tooltips via the javascript integration.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby vexryn » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:01 pm

Sabindeus wrote:FYI you have a lot of links to cata.wowhead.com which no longer returns tooltips via the javascript integration.


Eww, didn't realize that. Thanks for the heads-up.

I'll try to go through soon and update them to the now-current www.wowhead.com versions. Thanks.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby jdchapman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:36 am

Should the Helm of Easeful Deathhttp://www.wowhead.com/item=58098 be in the Head List?
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby jdchapman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:47 am

Also, should Flynn's Favorite Chestplatehttp://www.wowhead.com/item=63831 be added to Chest; Belt of the Ferocious Wolfhttp://www.wowhead.com/item=62384 be added to Waist; and Baradin Footman's Tagshttp://www.wowhead.com/item=65175 be added to Trinkets? I think the Baradin Footman's Tags is the Alliance version of the Baradin Grunt.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progression

Postby jdchapman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:51 am

By the way, thank you so much for all the work you've put in on this. Your info confirmed some tanking issues I was slowly realizing and made sense of some things that had me completely flustered.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progress

Postby Lionizer » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:23 pm

Any special reason why you don't rank Necklace of Strife on your list?
It gives a higher CTC at the expense of some threat if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progress

Postby vexryn » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:44 am

Fully updated for ZA/ZG tank gear!
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progress

Postby mcfatty » Mon May 02, 2011 6:35 pm

Best in slot neck/cloak now come from Alakir heroic. They added neck/cloak drops in 4.1 with the same random enchants as other gear from throne of the four winds.
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progress

Postby Katharsis » Tue May 03, 2011 8:54 am

not sure if you would want to, but you could include the 1h mace trash drop from ZG with haste reforged to mastery and also where would the ret t11 pants fit in the list do you think?
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Re: Vexryn's Cataclysm Master Tank Gear List & Gear Progress

Postby Roest » Wed May 04, 2011 7:35 am

Nice list. Thank you.

One thing that's missing is the new archeology shield http://www.wowhead.com/item=69764
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