Post by Aadramelekh
You know, in terms of 'easy-to-obtain', the Relentless Gladiator's Sanctuary feral PvP set might be much easier to get than, say, the Heroic version of Tier 9 (ilvl 258). So I have made a comparison between the lvl 245 PvE set and the lvl 251 PvP set:CLICK
This shows something rather interesting: the PvP set comes ahead with 55 armor, 36 agility, 126 stamina and 35 crit rating. It will offer 414 'useless' resilience as well, compared to 74 expertise, 133 hit, 56 armor pen, 147 haste and 98 AP.
The PvE set offers more TPS, the PvP offers more survivability. And in my opinion it is perfectly viable.
Going further and adding belt, bracers and boots, we get THIS
comparison. The PvP set offers +36 agi, +164 stamina and +153 crit.
Combining the PvP leather pieces with PvE tank items that provide hit and expertise (cloak
etc) and using some enchants will provide enough nit / expertise for more than decent TPS. Also remember the sockets. Some hit / expertise / stamina gems here and there will work wonders.
Bottom line is that PvP pieces are perfectly viable as long as they are combined with proper PvE items / enchants / gems to get at least ~200 hit and ~30 expertise skill (26 being the absolute minimum as soft cap).
Post by hashmel
No, Relentless cannot be bought with emblems or straight honor at this time.
- Relentless can be obtained through arena points
- Furious can be obtained through emblems of triumph or a combination of honor and arena points
- Deadly can be obtained through emblems of conquest, honor points, or a combination of honor and arena points
On top of the above mentioned forms of currency you can also obtain some pieces of Deadly, Furious, or even Relentless from VoA.
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Post by hashmel
I fail to see how the above post is relevant to the subject of pvp gear viability for tanking.
Not to mention it's 20%
which effects all tanks fairly equally.
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