Not sure if this is the correct spot for this. I am not asking for help with reforging or gems or anything just wondering if i can switch to tank from ret with my current gear. Thanks,
Hey everyone, i have a quick question. My guild is looking for more tanks, im currently speced ret and would like to help out. Would it be possible wth my current ret gear to turn it into a tank set? I need to get a wep.sheild first still. I would only be tanking LFR/flex.
Thanks in advance for any replies,
I have not re gemmed or enchanted anything yet, i want to know if it would be viable to change now before I change
I have access to Lao-Chin's Liquid Courage
Wrak: The answer to that question, in this expansion, will always be, as long as you're gearing properly for one spec, you can readily switch specs (though you will need a new weapon, and possibly trinkets). Prot and ret share the same stat priority (haste > mastery > crit), prot prefers a bit more expertise (up to 15%, vs 7.5% for ret).
Taking a look at your gear specifically, I mean, you have a lot of excess hit (but I see you're reforged out of as much as you can), and your haste is low (for prot you'll want pure haste gems and ignore socket bonuses, and that might be true for ret as well anyways), but gems and higher ilvl gear will help there.
Definitely grab the Lao-Chin's trinket, it'll be better than the crit stacking trinket.
@rhandric Thanks for the input. Once i can get my hands on a 1h and sheild i will convert over.
I have a quick question about SoR usage with DP procs. Do you prioritize CS > SoR DP, or do you prioritize SoR with a string of DP procs?
Lackluster - That's what I was thinking, but I'm trying to increase my CS/J ratio and hadn't thought through it before. I usually hammered off the SoR for the DPS increase, but I realized that might not be optimal. Thanks for the response!
Just saw this thread for the first time, and it opened my eyes to a lot of things. Since I can't post links yet my character is WIlliamhmacy on Lightbringer.
I decided I am going to give the crit build a try, before reading this thread I think I had like 30% mastery, and 53% haste. Not very optimal from what I can tell. I have rarely used the 4piece, tank cloak, or tank meta since I was mainly focused on pumping out numbers. I am making the tank gem and cloak part of my main set for progression, but I only have 1 piece of heroic for the set, the chest, which I got today and the rest is normal, my main question is if it would be ok to continue to use the ret tanking gear over switching to 4p? I was trying out the 4p earlier and it just seems like the loss of haste just make it seem like my rotation was off.
Also thanks for the glyph and talent explanation previously I had been mainly using ES on all fights without adds, and I concretely stuck with AS, DP, and Alabaster's as my glyphs about 90% of the time. Our progression fight tonight is dark shaman so I am interested in seeing how all of this plays out.
A dark shaman question, did anyone ever think about using Sacred Shield on this fight if they were up tanking harrom. Our healer seems to be having issues with toxic mist ticks, I am using hand of purity with about 4-5 secs left to mitigate the final 2 ticks, but it still seems like its not enough when we get in the 40% range. I was wondering if anyone was using SS at all versus EF on any of the fights.
I can't see using SS like ever. I'm not sure if you're having trouble staying alive or if you're thinking of using SS to keep other players up. In either case EF will provide more benefit; when off-tanking up there I spend most of my HP healing others with EF.
BTW not sure how long you've been in that guild but I remember Persevere from my old server Tanaris.
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I only joined about last month, but its a nice group. It will be really good once we get a full consistent roster. We've had to pug 2-3 people each week since I got here but we still make decent progress.
Just know getting back on my pally to tank for some friends in a casual 2 night raid team. Only 533il currently but think I'm fine minus a few random spikes here and there. But anyways, anything I can change to be more consistent to heal?
I'm not having issues staying alive, just feel like it could be better.
Yes I know I don't have the meta and cloak. That's huge but oh well. Like I said this alt is casual and not my main by any means.
Question, why do all prot pala's use stam chest enchant?
Glorious stats (although still crap) actually adds something in a raid, can't help feel that stam is just a waste as we don't need a high health pool.
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide