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So I am fairly new to tanking. But I have successfully completed Heroic BRC, VP, Lost City and Dead Mines. I have no idea what I should be using for Gems and Reforging for if needed.
I have an item level of 338 with 5 pieces of heroic gear.
Stats: (With Kings)
135,383 Health Points
So far I have used some dodge + stam gems. Parry + Stam and just straight up Stam.
Reforged a little bit of the parry to get some more dodge (had parry gems for socket bonuses)
Do these stats seem ok? I have NO clue what my dodge and parry should be at. I know its just heroics but know will also help me with future raid tanking. So if I need to reforge for more of something or gem for something please leave your feedback. Thank you!
Chances are your questions have already been answered elsewhere. Being a tank in Wrath personally I just stacked stamina with the single nightmare tear to activate the high stam meta with the % increase to armor value. I've pretty much done the same so far in Cata, with the exception of using the double stam/dodge gems to activate the Cata meta equivalent to the Wrath armor value one. As long as you've achieved that, for the most part, just stack on stamina (at least for now), and you should be fine.
Pretty good. I'd say do not use dodge/parry gems unless you're using the +20 parry & mastery ones, etc. Try to reforge more into mastery as it is the best part about your tanking. These are my current stats, without kings, and I have had no issue yet with heroics or early raiding.
133,151 Health Points
Use this macro to find out how close you are to hitting the 102.4% avoidance goal.
/script DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage("Need 102.4 combat table coverage. Currently at: "..string.format("%.2f", GetDodgeChance()+GetBlockChance()+GetParryChance()+5))
This is a decent reforging guide but to his their own.
1. Mastery + Dodge/Parry = perfect, don't touch
2. Mastery + Hit/Exp = reforge Hit/Exp into Dodge/Parry, whichever is lower
3. Mastery + Haste/Crit = same as #2, but you'll piss off the DPS rolling on it.
4. Dodge + Parry = reforge more numerous stat into Mastery
5. Dodge/Parry + Hit/Exp = reforge Hit/Exp into Mastery
Noticed that you have 525 engineering so you should pick these up immediately as they will be best in slot until later raid gear. The cogwheels make this item even more amazing and are not hard to obtain.
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Edited by Divinebøvine on 12/24/2010 9:39 AM PST
Considering the STR/STAM stats are very high and you can insert cogwheels (+208 dodge, parry, mastery, etc) it is a very good piece.
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