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11-10-2010 @ 2:27PM
So uhh... exactly what should I be focusing on? I'm a pretty simple kind of guy... there's Dodge, Parry, and Mastery... which should I aim for first and foremost and what should be gravy? I understand that I'll need to make sure my Stam keeps up and that I'm doing enough damage to hold threat (yay Vengeance), but with the different avoidance mechanics... How would you explain it in terms of "ranking" them?
11-10-2010 @ 3:15PM
At the present time, I think most tankadins would say it's worth reforging all of your gear for Mastery, as any additional Mastery you can get will serve to smooth out your damage intake a bit and make it a little less spiky.In Cataclysm, I don't think there's a definitive winner yet. I would imagine that as usual, a well-rounded strategy of going for avoidance (dodge & parry) up to some point on the DR curve and then stacking Mastery and Stamina after that would be a reasonable bet until more in-depth math gets figured out. You also want to be cognizant of Expertise and Hit for threat, too, of course.
11-10-2010 @ 5:57PM
Dodge and parry are now completely equal in terms of avoidance mechanics and diminishing returns. So you'd want to keep those stats as equal as possible and reforge mastery where you can. (In other words, if you have 10% dodge, and 8% parry, you'd want to reforge the dodge to mastery)
11-10-2010 @ 6:54PM
From what I remember from Theck's rocket surgery for 4.0.1, you're going to start seeing diminishing returns in your Parry and Dodge between 21.5% and 22% dodge and parry. Given that, the most efficient use of your stats might be to get your Dodge and Parry up to about 22%, and then start stacking Block via Mastery.If I've misremembered, or the calculations have changed, I do apologize.
11-10-2010 @ 8:08PM
While it's doubtful that where you start seeing the effects of diminishing returns has changed, with the Mastery nerf the crossover point will move further out.
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