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1-27-2010 @ 11:31PM
I question the advice about gemming for expertise too. While the expertise will certainly have a positive effect on threat, I would prefer the added survivability from parry, dodge, or (best of all) stamina.
1-28-2010 @ 1:23AM
There's absolutely never any reason to gem for parry. It's absolutely the worst possible use of your gemming. Dodge is better, but when you have 14 expertise, you really can't ignore the stat. The idea that threat's never an issue aside, it's simply bad to be getting parried or dodged. As it stands now, with 14 exp he absolutely could be both. Even with 26 exp he'll still get parries, but that's better than getting both.
1-28-2010 @ 9:06AM
You never ever ever ever ever EVER gem for threat (hit/crit/expertise/etc). Any progression tank thats worth his salt knows this. Also, gem Def/Stam in yellow sockets. Def gives dodge/parry/block/chance to be missed. 540 def is NOT a cap, its a minimum.
1-28-2010 @ 9:31AM
Any progression tank worth his salt knows that misses and dodges lower his threat generation, and assuming his DPS isn't a total failure, he's going to need those hits. Once those are "capped" however, I certainly would agree that if you need a yellow gem, def/stam is good, as it gives overall avoidance, plus Stam, which is the key to a good tank these days.
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