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    Default Fresh 50 RS TANK...gear?

    Hello everyone! I just hit 50 and I am enjoying the game very much. I decided since my warrior partner is rerolling cleric that I would tank since I had dabbled a bit while levelling and i was pretty good at it. I was just wondering from here if i should finish stilmoor and hope there are rogue tanking item rewards or do regular instances. So far i need one more plaque for the outfitter chestpiece and im trying to have the tanking mace made for me and i got the tanking items that artificers make.
    So i guess i have two questions.
    Where to get gear the quickest?
    What stat caps should i aim for before hitting T1s?
    Thanks for taking time to read and respond xD

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    50 Toughness is ideal for T1 expert instances. You can do them with less, but since you can just buy chest+pants to hit that, there's no reason to take extra crit damage when it's so easy to prevent.

    I'd recommend putting together a second Planar Essence configuration with defensive essences. Being able to swap back and forth between one with str/dex/crit and dex/end/dodge or whatever is pretty nice. Not required but it can be a decent chunk of health and dodge, plus some of the greater essences are pretty nice for tanking.

    If you haven't done normal AP and CC a few times, you probably want to start off there before trying experts.

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah i was thinking of running ap/cc a few times for practice anyway...on my server no one is selling decent planar essences atm..wasted 7500 plarite for another empty belt. Wahhh.

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    Do you think its a problem of lets say 60% of my gear is still dps even though i get the toughness cap lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tezaro View Post
    Where to get gear the quickest?
    • Start with chain-running Charmer's Caldera (CC) and Abyssal Precipice (AP). There are a *few* drops in there, if i remember correctly.
    • Get the Wayward Brigandine (Outfitter, Icewatch Notoriety), Steeled Leather Boots (Outfitter, Artisian Marks), and Steeled Leather Leggings (Outfitter, Artisian Marks) crafted to fill any "holes" in your gear setup.
    • Go out and hunt any remaining Level 50 Puzzles and Cairns in the zones for chances at free Rare/Epic loot.
    • Get a Flawless Source Machine (Focus vendor in Sanctum/Meridian) and fill it up with the tanking Lesser Essences (Endurance/Dodge) from the Whitefall Rare Planar Goods vendor in Iron Pine Peaks (they are NOT unique-equip). Find a couple Greater Essences on the AH that you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tezaro View Post
    What stat caps should i aim for before hitting T1s?
    • Toughness: 50 (For T1)
    • Hit: As much as you can get/need to feel comfortable with threat generation (50 is, again, the T1 cap).

    Good luck, and have fun!
    Synnaria :: The Syndicate :: Byriel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tezaro View Post
    Do you think its a problem of lets say 60% of my gear is still dps even though i get the toughness cap lol
    I did my first T1's with ~3 DPS-oriented pieces. It wasn't too bad.

    I would say your success will hinge on how much effective health you have, how good you are at getting your finisher buffs rolling quickly and efficiently after shift-pulling, and whether you're running with a Main Healer + Support/Off-Healer or just a Main Healer (again, dependent on your skill to interweave your cool-downs until you obtain enough gear to give you a pretty nice buffer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synnaria View Post
    • Start with chain-running Charmer's Caldera (CC) and Abyssal Precipice (AP). There are a *few* drops in there, if i remember correctly.
    • Get the Wayward Brigandine (Outfitter, Icewatch Notoriety), Steeled Leather Boots (Outfitter, Artisian Marks), and Steeled Leather Leggings (Outfitter, Artisian Marks) crafted to fill any "holes" in your gear setup.
    • Go out and hunt any remaining Level 50 Puzzles and Cairns in the zones for chances at free Rare/Epic loot.
    • Get a Flawless Source Machine (Focus vendor in Sanctum/Meridian) and fill it up with the tanking Lesser Essences (Endurance/Dodge) from the Whitefall Rare Planar Goods vendor in Iron Pine Peaks (they are NOT unique-equip). Find a couple Greater Essences on the AH that you like.

    • Toughness: 50 (For T1)
    • Hit: As much as you can get/need to feel comfortable with threat generation (50 is, again, the T1 cap).

    Good luck, and have fun!
    Thanks for this!
    I will be doing all of the above when I get on! Ill let you know what I come up with

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