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    im just curious what greater essence is the best to get for rogue tanking.. and do they stack if you get 2? also i am yet to see good lesser essences w toughness/parry and so forth. do they exist or what lessers should i get as well.. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony32p View Post
    im just curious what greater essence is the best to get for rogue tanking.. and do they stack if you get 2? also i am yet to see good lesser essences w toughness/parry and so forth. do they exist or what lessers should i get as well.. thanks
    For my lessers, i just picked up some +13 endurance ones, we kinda get boned on those, as there are some good planar ones, but they have block on them .

    In regards to the greaters, i use a crystalized stonesource (270 dmg shield) and a rolling stormsource (55 endurance proc).

    There is a nice +threat one from raid rifts, thats about all that i have seen.

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    For greaters, I use the Waxing Shadesource (level 32 is better than Waning Shadesource level 42, which I think is a bug) to proc a 200hp heal on myself. Also use the Crystalized Stonesource as mentioned for the 270-point absorb.

    For lessers, I was grabbing the "reflexes" one from Stillmoor, but a guild mate found these "Rigid Stance" ones with dodge from the Whitefall vendor, which I may look into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucubration View Post
    For greaters, I use the Waxing Shadesource (level 32 is better than Waning Shadesource level 42, which I think is a bug) to proc a 200hp heal on myself. Also use the Crystalized Stonesource as mentioned for the 270-point absorb.

    For lessers, I was grabbing the "reflexes" one from Stillmoor, but a guild mate found these "Rigid Stance" ones with dodge from the Whitefall vendor, which I may look into.

    ^^ what he said

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    not seeing this vender in whitefall... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony32p View Post
    not seeing this vender in whitefall... hmmm
    Vendor in Whitefall is just north of the portcullum. For greaters, I only use the proc +55end one, and I stick a lesser in my second greater slot. The 270 shield one seems ok, I haven't done much testing on it, but 270 isn't much damage when you hit higher tiers. As for lessers, the whitefall vendor one is probably your best bet, 2 ancient sourcestones and 500 planarite I believe, you can get some higher level ones off rifts, but thats very random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzhands View Post
    Vendor in Whitefall is just north of the portcullum. For greaters, I only use the proc +55end one, and I stick a lesser in my second greater slot. The 270 shield one seems ok, I haven't done much testing on it, but 270 isn't much damage when you hit higher tiers. As for lessers, the whitefall vendor one is probably your best bet, 2 ancient sourcestones and 500 planarite I believe, you can get some higher level ones off rifts, but thats very random.
    2 Ancient Sourcestones + 600 Planarite, iirc.

    270 isn't much, but... for that matter, why 55 endurance? It's not always up (from what I recall when I messed around with it), and even when it is, 55 Endurance doesn't mean anything if you don't go below 550 health. And it's very, very rare that I get that low in any case except where my healer is already dead. In an extended fight with reasonably predictable damage, I don't see a benefit from it.

    On the other hand, 270 damage every, say, 10 to 15 seconds will add up to thousands of mitigated damage over say a 5-minute fight. It typically gets eaten in a single hit because the numbers are so large, so it might for example reduce a 2k hit to 1730 damage, which is not an insignificant difference. Same reasoning I use for the 200-some healing proc from the Waxing Shadesource, the 400-some healing proc from the trinket in FC, etc. That little stuff reduces the load on my healer and ultimetely, I expect, saves me more often than just an extra 550 health buffer would.

    That's my thinking, anyways

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