Friday, December 5, 2008

Gearing Your Tankadin from Head to Toe - Shoulders

Rook – Kaylaan’s Spaulders
Badger – Mantle of Abrahmis (no they weren’t Badge gear, but they were from Kara where most people farmed their badges)
Justin – Justicar Shoulderguards
Crystal – Crystalforge Shoulderguards
Sixpack – Lightbringer Shoulderguards
Sunny – Pauldrons of Perseverance

Valorous Redemption Shoulderguards – Naxx25 – Loetheb

Burdened Shoulderplates – Naxx25 – Gothik the Harvester

Pauldrons of Unnatural Death – Naxx (25) – Anub’Rekhan
Only Do 10 mans-----------------------------------------------
Heroes Redemption Shoulderguards - Naxx10 - Loetheb

Abomination Shoulderblades – Naxx 10 and 25 - Patchwerk

Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity – World Drop BoE epic – Lucky or Rich

Pauldrons of the Colossus – Gundrak (H) – Drakkari Elemental


Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons – Hall of Lightning (H) – General Bjarngrim

Crusader's Square Pauldrons – Culling of Stratholme - Trash
Sixpack / Honorshammer ------------------------------------------------------

Pauldrons of Reconnaissance – Dungeon Quest – “Halls of Stone” – Halls of Stone

Tempered Saronite Shoulders – BoE Crafting Blacksmith

Tundra Pauldrons – Dungeon Quest – “Have They No Shame?” – The Nexus

Crystal / Justin ---------------------------------------------------------------

Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders – Quest – “Hour of the Worg” – Grizzly Hills

Cobalt Shoulders – BoE Crafting Blacksmithing

Rook -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


2ndNin said...

Crystal are likely not replaced by the stage you suggest due to the gemming options, I didn't replace mine till 80 finding a decent upgrade vs the raw stats / gem combinations on the Crystalforged.

Honors Code said...

Everyone has different ways of evaluating gear, so you may feel you didn't find an upgrade until 80, I feel the Tundra Pauldrons are better.

So let's look at it.

Tundra Pauldrons versus Crystalforge.

The difference is Block Value/Armor for Stamina, and that is assuming stamina gems in the slot in T5. The strength, defense, dodge/parry are essentially a wash.

I could certainly see where someone could reasonably say that T5 is better than Tundra.

I think it's much tougher to make the case that T5 is better than Tempered Saronite (the next shoulders on my list). The only thing going for T5 in a comparison against the Saronite shoulders (Level 76) is some pure avoidance from Parry. Everywhere else, Tempered Saronite is better.

So, I may need to bump up T5 one slot.

2ndNin said...

Also remember you can double gem the Crystalforged for defense, so yes you lack stam (~500 health) but you can gain 32 defense onto them putting the crystalforged ahead by 26, all depends what you value in rating them.

Honors Code said...

That's a great point and worth considering.