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#0 - 2010/01/26 08:51:28 AM
We recognize that many plate tanks are making their gear choices based on the amount of armor they’re provided, as this is currently the most preferred stat. In order to make the tier-10 plate tanking sets more desirable, we will be adjusting the stats on the gloves and chest pieces in order to inflate the amount of armor they provide in the next minor patch. This will apply to all item levels of the tier-10 death knight, warrior, and paladin tanking gloves and chest pieces.

Similar items crafted or purchased with Emblems of Frost will continue to be very good and will compare favorably to all but the Heroic difficulty boss loot, so you shouldn't despair if you recently acquired any of those.

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#11 - 2010/01/27 08:54:05 AM
Here are examples of how the set pieces will be changing in the next minor patch:

Current Warrior Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Ymirjar Lord's Handguards

    1579 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 63.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Ymirjar Lord's Breastplate

    2526 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 76.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 68.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 68.

Updated Warrior Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Ymirjar Lord's Handguards

    2461 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Ymirjar Lord's Breastplate

    3590 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 60.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 76.

Current Death Knight Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Scourgelord Handguards

    1579 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 63.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Scourgelord Chestguard

    2526 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Strength
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 60.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 76.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 76.

Updated Death Knight Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Scourgelord Handguards

    2461 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Scourgelord Chestguard

    3590 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Strength
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 60.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 76.

Current Paladin Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Lightsworn Handguards

    1579 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 63.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Lightsworn Chestguard

    2526 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 76.
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 60.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 76.

Updated Paladin Tier-10 Pieces (item level 251)

    Lightsworn Handguards

    2461 Armor
    +81 Strength
    +148 Stamina
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 71.
    Equip: Improves hit rating by 54.


    Lightsworn Chestguard

    3590 Armor
    +144 Strength
    +191 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 60.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 76.

Current Vendor Armor

    Gauntlets of the Kraken

    2308 Armor
    120 Strength
    157 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 63.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 63.

Updated Vendor Armor

    Gauntlets of the Kraken

    2658 Armor
    120 Strength
    157 Stamina
    Red Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Stamina
    Equip: Increases defense rating by 63.
    Equip: Increases your parry rating by 48.