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    Hi all,

    Trying to take my tanking more seriously and I have 2 questions.

    1) Can someone provide a list of recommended runes for T2 tanking?

    2) I'm at 146 Toughness, where SHOULD I be to prepare for Raid tanking and how do I achieve that?


    Thanks kindly for any positive input.

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    For raids you will want to cap your toughness which is at 150 for GSB, RoS and GP.

    As for runes Here is a list ordered by avoidance and effective health.

    Helmet:
    Icewatch Slayer's Rune: +11 Strength, +8 Endurance
    Blazing Potent Rune: +13 Strength
    Radiant Accurate Rune: +18 Hit, +5 AP (use if not hit capped)

    Shoulders:
    Blazing Tough Rune: +9 Dodge, +9 Endurance
    Brilliant Tough Rune: +7 Dodge, +7 Endurance (cheaper alternative)

    Chest:
    Blazing Resolute Rune: +11 Endurance
    Brilliant Resolute Rune: +8 Endurance (cheaper alternative)
    Incandescent Indomitable Runeshard: +20 Toughness (use if not toughness capped)
    Blazing Indomitable Runeshard: +15 Toughness (cheaper alternative)

    Belt:
    Mathosian Pugilist's Rune: +10 Strength, +6 Endurance
    Ironbound Runeguard Emblem: +8 Endurance
    Runeguard Battlemaster's Emblem: +5 Strength, +5 Dexterity

    Legs:
    Heroic Dragonslayer's Rune: +12 Strength, +9 Endurance
    Blazing Tough Rune: +9 Dodge, +9 Endurance
    Blazing Potent Rune: +13 Strength
    Brilliant Tough Rune: +7 Dodge, +7 Endurance (cheaper alternative)
    Radiant Accurate Rune: +18 Hit, +5 AP (use if not hit capped)

    Boots:
    Blazing Resolute Rune: +11 Endurance
    Brilliant Resolute Rune: +8 Endurance (cheaper alternative)

    Gloves:
    Radiant Elusive Rune: +6 Parry

    Weapon:
    Blazing Strength Rune: +10 strength
    Incandescent PreciseRuneshard: +13 Hit (use if not hit capped)
    Blazing PreciseRuneshard: +9 Hit (cheaper alternative)

    Shield:
    Blazing Deflection Rune: +19 Block, + 9 Endurance
    Blazing Thwarting Rune: + 23 Block (cheaper alternative)

    Ranged:
    Blazing Strength Rune: +10 strength
    Incandescent Precise Runeshard: +13 Hit (use if not hit capped)
    Blazing PreciseRuneshard: +9 Hit (cheaper alternative)
    Last edited by Radak; 07-16-2011 at 11:27 AM.
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    Toughness isn't the only stat that matters, but for raid tanking, you should be in full T2 epic (drop or plaque) gear in every slot aside from maybe 2-3 (rings and weapon can be tough to get a nice bit). Offtanks on fights like Duke you may not need that much gear, but you should be close.

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    Thanks VERY much, great info!

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