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1-28-2010 @ 11:01AM
All right, so in my opinion there needs to be a couple things done for this guy.1) Gemming -- While Rossi is right, his advice is situational, if you find that DPS are pulling threat on you on Bosses, perhaps its time you choose to gem for hit/exp. As far as hit is concerned, you only need 1 green hit gem to get to 263 hit. For expertise, you might wanna try finding some pieces that have expertise on them like the T10 Legs, the T9 Shoulders, or the Frost Chest (95 EoF). If you're gonna gem for hit and expertise, only put a green gem in a yellow socket, and a purple gem in a red socket. Vivid is the Green one for Hit/Stam and Guardians is the purple one. For blue Sockets, you should always gem Stamina, which provides the most benefit.If you don't have problems with threat, I would choose to gem for Stamina in all sockets unless the Socket bonus is 9 or more stamina. If your socket bonus is greater or equal to 9 stamina, gem Agility or Dodge and Stam for Red, and Defense and Stam for Yellow. Agility/Stam: Shifting, Dodge/Stam: Regal, Def/Stam: Enduring. The meta you are using (and the one that most tanks use) has a requirement of 1 Red Gem and 2 blue gems. This will be easily met if you gem your helm with a Regal or Shifting Dreadstone.In addition, get that blacksmithing up! Once you get to 450 (I think...) you get 2 free sockets! That's 60 more stamina!2) Enchants -- Obviously, with 564 defense, you can afford to lose the Shoulder Enchant from Sons of Hodir. I would pass that enchant instead to the PvP one for 30 Stamina/15 Resil. As one of the commenters above me said, Resilience is useless beyond defense cap, but the 30 stam is not subject to DR like the Dodge Rating and Defense Rating avoidance is.Never go for the Savage Gladiator Helm enchant however, the Argent Crusade one has 7 more stamina and defense instead of resilience, which makes it better by far.I would suggest enchanting your cloak with Mighty Armor (+225 Armor), which is the best choice for enchanting cloaks if you're past the defense cap. Also, consider going for +18 stamina on your shield instead of the plating. I understand the allure of refusing to use a BC enchant, but really, it's still quite good.3) Gear -- I understand not being able to get that great of gear without raiding, but you should spend your triumph on getting Crusader Orbs to upgrade your Bracers. Saronite Swordbreakers (http://www2.wowhead.com/?item=47570) are by far superior to the Valor Bracers you currently have. As for your next choice of Frost upgrade, I would choose to replace that rusty old Shieldwarder Girdle ;)4) Talents -- I would suggest either removing 3 points from Shield Spec or 3 points from Focused Rage to move it into Armored to the Teeth, the loss of 3% block or 3 rage on your abilites is vastly made up for with your increased threat from the extra AP. Other than that your talents look fine for a good threat spec. It's possible that Fury warriors will spec for Imp Demo if you ask nicely.5) Glyphs -- Your current glyphs are Glyph of Taunt, Glyph of Blocking, and Glyph of Last Stand. If you have Glyph of Taunt in for Gormok/Saurfang/Festergut instead of Glyph of Shield Wall and you just logged off with it in for the night, I understand. Right now, my current choices are Blocking/Devastate/Shield Wall for main tanking ICC 25, although I may consider Last Stand/Shield Wall/Devastate. For threat/trash, go with any combination of Cleave/Blocking/Shockwave/Devastate/Vigilance, whichever fits your quota. My personal favorite is Cleave/Shockwave/Devastate.6) Other than that, you have great gear, keep up the good work.
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