Post by Lesja
First off all thanks to eerybody that has enlighted me on these forums, been a long time reader of the forums. Second, Im going to impress you all by linking to the armoury!My Death Knight tank
In heroics I have problems taking enough damage for my Blood Shield to gain any real size, after five seconds into a fresh group pull I get like 24k shield, which is about twice as much as my default shield without taking any damage. Is my Blood Shield Tracker bugged or is it hard to get any size on the shield in heroics? Fighting Argaloth I managed to make better blood shields.
I had a random druid stop me in Stormwind who asked if he could look through my gear. After a couple of minutes he said that I should stop using stamina gems, and rather only get mastery gems. He said that high mastery is much more important then having stamina. But doesnt the blood shield also get boosted when I stack stamina through Vengance? My Death Strike will deal more damage and therefor heal me more and give me better blood shield?
Another thing I was wondering about is avoidance. I have 13\11 dogde\parry which I know is wrong, I just havent fixed it yet as I wanted some answeres from an educated person or two ;). Can I skip reforging and gemming for avoidance and rather go for mastery? My blood shield would grow faster and I would get higher mastery rating, wouldent that be a good thing?
As Im look through my armory I see that I have Throngus's Finger instead of Porcelain Crab, which is wrong, If its not updated for you guys keep this in mind. Now, the same druid as mentioned above also ment I should use Throngus's Finger instead of Leadens Despair (im trying to get the heroic version, not having any luck :P). I find the increased stamina and armour boost on Leadens Despair quite nice, what do you guys think?
And I have three points in Virulence, could I drop this to two points without having problems with interupts? As Im over 8% on spell hit I havent bothered with melee hit rating, is this a mistake from my part?
That should be all, feel free to give me pointers on things I havent mentioned if that will improve my tanking. Other then that, yes I use cooldowns and yes I keep blade barrier up :).
Post by Fjh13
It all depends on the pull, if it has heavy magic damage, then your Blood Shields should be pretty sizable, on melee fights, it can go either way. Your Blood Shield Tracker is fine, it just depends on the frequency/size of hits that you are taking.
Runeforge for Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle
That is totally up to you. Personally I use Stoneskin Gargoyle, but looking at it closely, it only gives me ~2.5k HP and 800-900ish Armor :/
I have a Porcelain Crab
and Leaden Despair
trinkets, and they work like a charm. The Leaden Despair gives roughly 6k HP and the Equip effect lines up with WotN, which is so nice for survivability.
Blue Slots: Solid Ocean Sapphire
or Puissant Dream Emerald
Yellow Slots: Fractured Amberjewel
Red Slots: Fine Ember Topaz
My Blood Shields are 128% of DS Heal, (minimum is around 10k heal and 12k shield) and my current HP is 141k unbuffed.
My current build: (may change it though because I NEVER use Lichborne heal)http://www.wowhead.com/talent#jcGr0sMruszG0oZbb:0zosma0zM