Hey everyone, my first thread here on mmo-champion.
Recently I switched my main to my paladin because I got pretty bored of my BDK and wanted to try out something new, aswell as a ton of other reasons that would take too long to explain.
Currently I'm in a 1/13hc guild and tomorrow we'll be going for Ji-Kun HC, while already having given it a few tries this lockout. I'm only 511 ilvl currently and 508 when we did our Jin-Rokh hc kill, and it was hell tanking it. Having given ji-kun a few tries already, I was dying on pretty much half the attempts. My problem is not the talon rake, as I can time SotR for that, but the Infected talons debuff that instagibs me right after a talon rake. Our tactic relies upon each tank taking 3 rakes once, then 2 every time after. Sometimes our MW monk was able to use Life Cocoon on me and that saved my ass, but it was not something I could rely on every attempt. I'm resetting infected talon stacks when they reach high enough, but on most of the attempts I have to use my bubble way to early to reset stacks because I'm taking insane damage from them, so resetting isn't of much help when facing a 3rd talon rake + 7-8 stacks of infected talons. It's also worth mentioning that all my CDs like AD, GoAK and DP are almost certainly used by then, if I want to survive to even see a 3rd talon rake.
I know 511 ilvl is really low to be tanking Ji-Kun HC with, but I have been terribly unlucky with drops and do not want to halt my guild's progress just because I'm undergeared. Currently, what I have in mind is taking Hand of Purity, but that would mean me not being able to HoP when not tanking to take no damage from about 10stacks of infected talons, which is pretty lethal even when the other tank is tanking the boss (why doesn't HoP reset stacks? ). I'm also thinking of reducing my haste by abit in favor of stam gems, to be able to be healed by the healers instead of simply dying.
In any case, here's my paladin's armory:
Would love to hear any suggestions that you guys have.