Friday, March 13, 2009

Ulduar tank trinkets and swipe buff

PTR showed us 2 new tanking trinkets, both of which have identical stats to Defender's Code. Unfortunately, one is only on the EU ptr as it is a boss the US has not tested yet. The one from US realms is quite impressive:

With luck, both the trinkets will be itemized to be useable by druids (not that the saph 25 trinket is better than the badge one even for dk warrior and pally avoidance, but the fact it is parry is a big slap in the face). If this is the case, JCer's save a prismatic gem from monarch crab. Most likely it will be something with block but if it is an updated version of the badge trinket, or even another stam trinket, both monarch crab and essense of gossomer are useless.

The question remains, will you use this + greatness or this + monarch/essence(for non JCer's) and what are the stats of the EU tanking trinket?

Well, here is the tanking trinket from EU, let me warn you, it is BAD. Our second trinket will almost defiantly still be greatness or monarch crab:

Don't say i did not warn you.

Swipe changes: source

Swipe: The Bear Form and Dire Bear Form version of this ability no longer has a targeting requirement and hits targets behind the druid and to the sides.

Agi/Stam opal:
Added a recipe for Shifting Twilight Opal to the daily jewelcrafting vendor.


  1. Great to see you sharing your Bear wisdom there. thanks Darksend. It will be a lot nicer to see it quickly on this site.

  2. I also wanted to say that I was very sad when they changed the name away from Mother Bear for that talent :(