I'm not sure that we've ever done a plate chest here on the column, and I know for sure that we've never done a Pally chestpiece, so here you go.
Name: Heroic Judicator's Chestguard (Wowhead, WowDB, WowProgress)
Type: Epic Plate Chestpiece
Armor: 1983 Armor (which is as good as it gets on that state for Plate chests)
- +78 Stamina, +22 Intellect
- Three sockets, two blue and a yellow, with a socket bonus of +6 Stamina.
Throw a Facet of Eternity or a Splendid Fire Opal in there.Whoops -- was gemming with a Warrior tank in mind. What do ya'll recommend for gems on this one?
- Yup, as you've probably already guessed, this is a chest for a tanking Pally. Not only does it have 29 Defense rating and 44 Dodge rating, but there's a damage and healing bonus on there of 60.
- As Prot Pally chests go, this is about as good as you'll get going into Wrath. And those sockets are super helpful, too -- you can up any of the various caps you're trying to hit, or just throw a little extra frosting on the cake if you're already maxed out.
So finish off M'uru in his weakened state, take out Entropius before his negative energy, like, really bums you out, man, and hope that this drops at a rate of about 10-15%. And be a Paladin, because seriously, nobody else would want this thing anyway.
Getting Rid of It: Disenchants into a Void Crystal, and sells back to vendors for 10g 56s 13c. If you've got a Sunmote, you can take this to Yrma in Quel'danas, and she'll give you a Noble Judicator's Chestguard for it (a Healing version of the same gear). And you might want to think about doing that, since the Death Knights are going to take all your tanking roles, amirite?!?
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