Last week of irregular 5 mans and 3/12 impromptu ICC10 runs were enough to give me enough Frost emblems to purchase some tanking upgrades. It takes a while to acquire 120 badges of Frost, so I am rather looking forward to the difference that it might make to both tanking characters.
Death Knight Tank set upgrades for Mortigen – which somehow only inch my overall ranking forward slightly, but looking at the items a GS of around 5400 seems reasonable to me fro ICC10 man (yes I know gs is no measure of skill, yadda blah blah, but it does work if used properly).
- Verdigris Chain Belt (60 frost emblems), which swaps this ilevel 264 monster belt with an old-ish ilevel 226. The change also dropped me a significant amount of hit, so I also switched to the Citadel Enforcer’s Claymore as the 2H of choice. Having two of those is a real advantage.
- Scourgelord Pauldrons (60 frost emblems)
Druid-Bear Tank set upgrades for Quendalon
– Ikfirs’s Sack of Wonder, by donation from the Guild (ya, thats a huge gift!)
With all the upgrades it is time to Step-Up, Get Hit, and darn Love it.
Then the team was ready to roll into ICC10 and kill the LK again, right as my partner sprang a last minute critical task (ie. RL > WoW… grumble). So offline I go while the guys go to get the Kingslayer title. Shit, damn, bloody-hell, snap, etc.
But I am happy that they did it, and some nice loot was handed out.
Then we went through RS and killed Halion. For me that was a first too, as getting into RS has been a lower priority that other fights, so overall darn happy.
Then over the past few nights we did some hard modes in Ulduar, which was a huge buzz. Most I had never attempted, and all of them still hold some challenge as they require attention to strategy and awareness, not gear.
What was interesting is that now that we over-gear the instance so much, the strategy is still totally dependent on having the correct instructions, but needs to be modified so that the team does not do too much damage at once. Kind of funny to be saying “stop dps” in a hard mode fight. We missed the Kologarn hard mode for this reason, but only by a smidge (damn it).
- Orbital Devastation
- Iron Dwarf, Medium Rare
- Nerf Engineering
- I choose you Steelbreaker
- Crazy Cat Lady
- (and the Freya ones, all at once)
And Mimron-Firefighter kicked us around a lot, buy hey – its is darn worth it.
This week if the gods of MMO glory are kind to me, I’ll be a Kingslayer.