"Run to the hills~ Run for your life!" haha the Iron Maiden gloves :D
Awesome name, good looks and nice stats (I think, mage commenting on tanking gear here!). Only gripe I have is that they don't drop from somebody called Eddie.
"Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the
beast for it is a human number, its number is Six hundred and
Live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live
old school already :D m/
The block rating on these gloves is what's the real gravy. That along with the sockets will cut down on your rate of crushing blows, and increase your avoidance decently depending on what gems you socket.
These are one of the best tanking gloves in the game right now, if you are a Protection Paladin these are arguably better than your tier 4 tanking gloves.
Taken from worldofraids.com
The new patch is upgrading this item with:
+2 defense rating
+2 shield block rating
+5 shield block value
Scream for me Karazhan!
These gloves, especially with the new patch are fantastic!
New artwork change from t1 paladin recolor, to red/black Doomplate/Bold artwork.
How long would these last me, and what would replace them? T5?
For overall tanking, these are better than warrior tier 4 (before the 2 set bonus ofc). Socketed with 2 Solid Star of Elune these compared to tier 4 gloves are:
+25 stamina (250 health)
- 7 defense rating (very small amount of avoidance, ~3 defense)
+17 block rating (2.16% block)
-23 parry rating (1.23% parry)
+38 block value
As most tanks know, stamina is very slightly more important than avoidance as parrying gets you less rage than taking a hit.
Probably the best tanking gloves for Paladin's until you get the T5 crystalforge handguards. Gemming them for stamina, which is something Tankadin's tend to lack, and then putting on the +20 spell damage enchant will give you all you need to Main Tank, or Off tank up until the SSC and TK circuit.
Saw an Unholy DPS-spec'd Nelf DK wearing these today and I just cried...
(I'm a prot paladin)
UP THE IRONS!
Hallowed Be Thy Name!
Up the Irons!
Lol its undoubtely a referance to Iron Maiden :D
Edit: I must get them for my Blood DK tank, not because they are good (they suck for DKs :p), but because I love Iron Maiden!
Edit 2: Its like an in-game iron Maiden T shirt :D
When I saw theses I got a "fear of the dark"!