Requires Exalted reputation with the Shattered Sun Offensive.
An excellent shield for Protection Paladins. Nothing is worse than having your Avenger's Shield miss!
Melee hit rating is useful for helping AS/HoW land, and for landing melee hits so SoR can proc or SoV can get a chance to stack.
Spell hit impacts each judgement you throw, SoV stack chance, the first Consecration tick(which apparently can be resisted), Exorcism, partial resists, etc.
Melee hit has a lower miss on bosses than spell hit does(9% vs 16%). So 95 MH and 164 SH to be capped on a 73.
Both are useful in terms of helping out threat by eliminating resists/misses, so conceivably you should be looking to stack both MH and SH.
This shield is good because it is focused on threat and a good chunk of crush mitigation. Depending on the rest of your gear, it gives you the option to free up stats/reitemize elsewhere for greater overall gain.
This shield is very good for tankadin, but not for all.
Spell damage, spell hit rating are very powerful in fight where more threat is needed, and where Boss not hit very hard.
Bosses like Void Reaver, Leotheras or Murloc's tanking on Morogrim need only great threat generation!
For a threat generation set, this shield is a MUST for a tankadin!
In terms of itemizing a paladin, it is important to consider the availability stats to all equipment slots. ie.. there are no good spell damage/avoidance weapons in the game.
What this means is that as a paladin you are going to have to choose either a mitigation weapon or a spell damage weapon. In general most paladins agree that the best route to take is to take a completely 'caster oriented' weapon and stack mitigation/avoidance on the other armor slots.
The same might be said about spell damage trinkets/Tanking Trinkets.
The PvP shields should be seriously considered here over Sunward crest for raid tanks that are already uncrushable without a shield with mitigation, the additional armor/block/stam from a PvP shield are far more valuable than getting extra block rating, the first of the stats to move off the hit table as you increase in avoidance.
While the sunwell grants the anti-dodge aura to the mobs which means you need a much higher avoidance, I think that you would still benefit more from a PvP shield's block/armor since the mobs in sunwell haven't had a boost in damage over other raid content like BT (to prevent spiky damage for healers).
people seem to ingore the fact that this could also be used for elemental shammies. I replaced my Draenei Honor Guard Shield with this and ive already noticed the upgrade as i have around 330 more health (tauren racial), more armor, more spell damage, more block, plus the extra spell hit. The only downside is less mana and spell crit, but im willing to give up that much for above reasons.
which one is better for tankadins? This one or dawnforged defender? I'd say dawnforged defender because its overall avoidance stats are better.
As a protection Paladin, you might as well buy this as well as the
, since they're both unlocked at the same rep level. Use this shield for 5-mans (as a threat item) and use the other in raids for mitigation.
as a prot pally i find little to no use for this shield , i destroyed mine 24 hours after getting it an got the dawnforged def.
with all the stats ect every keeps talking about im talking from actually field testing.
the dawn forged gives better avoidance and if you already have a glad gavel your not lacking in spell dmg for threat. I can use avengers shield to pull throw down 1 consecrate and hold aggro NP in karra and ZA. unfortunately nothing better has droped for me yet but for now from a pally point of veiw id take the dawnforged over this and sac the spell dmg
Hard work. But looks good and protects well, like the Dawnforged Defender.
whats with blizzard putting spell hit on prot pala gear. we dont need more then 40raiting and thats 1 enchant and talents. like what i wouldnt give for some melee hit for avengers shield or even melee hits. or expertise so i can spec into reckoning and avoid those parries.
but all in all a decent shield if your not deep enough into hyjal for the kaz shield. and its great for waves in hyjal cuz i know i bring 4 shields and they all break by the time we get azga done.
What about for a raiding elemental shammy? Spell hit is one of the most essential stats to us (I have even started sacrifing my spell crit, and I never thought I would have done that!)
I can tell you now that Im going to start grinding sunwell rep to get my hands on this.
Is anyone able to provide a link about discussion on spell hit and hit? I would suppose that spell hit will help avenger shield on pulling, as they can be easily missed and causing no threat generation on pull. This shield is nevertheless awesome looking!
Looks like an a nice PVE replacement for my Elemental Shammy, current using the Gladiators Shield Wall, so the extra damage and hit are nice for me (but its about 1k less in armour).
Is this the best pally tank shield?
A lot of rubbish posts.
This shield is simply outstanding for a new paladin tank! I already have 520 defense. And now comes the hard road to "uncrushable". Shield block rating is what i need. (I won't go to Kara before 102avoidance)
I don't know if the charges from Holy Shield depend on spell hit? Still a good stat to have.
Will also get spell damage. Another nice stat to have.
I guess i'm going to use it for some time!
Kevlarian - DraenorEU
耐久: 120 / 120
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