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5-06-2011 @ 8:02PM
Funny, when I use Avenger's Shield my censure still gets applied to all three targets. Then again I keep my paladin tank at or near the normal 8% hit to make sure my key abilities don't miss.I've noticed a lot of people dropping hit since the expansion. I've yet to see a single good reason to drop hit.Hit(til cap)>Mastery(til 60% block)=Expertise(til cap)>/=Parry=Dodge>StaminaSince having our raid tanks switch to that formula we've been tearing through content that use to wipe us time and time again. It's working well for our warriors too. We've had a few variations of the balance between Mastery, Parry and Dodge, but it all works much better than dropping hit and expertise for mitigation stats.Enjoy!
5-07-2011 @ 3:02AM
I'm going to have to disagree, brother, threat just isn't an issue in raids right now due to vengeance and you're wasting lots of itemization on Hit and Expertise. Sure you might miss a few times, but just land a few 40k SotR crits and it's smooth sailing on threat.Reforge to Mastery in this order (meaning starting with the least worthwhile to you):Haste, Crit, Expertise, Hit, dodge/parry (for dodge/parry, use whichever you have MORE rating of due to diminishing returns)Here's some good reading: http://elitistjerks.com/f76/t110338-cataclysm_tanking_protection_field_manual_updated_feb_9_2011_4_0_6_a/#Stats
5-07-2011 @ 3:39PM
I totally agree with Benbettis. Only tank that makes more use of hit, is the DK. Mastery doesn't have deminishing returns and you should have your Parry and Dodge about the same level of eachother. This is not the case in Bears, because they don't parry.
5-10-2011 @ 7:30AM
I was skeptical of these changes too, but I tried it to see the results. There is nearly no difference in threat generation, the exception being the pull, or having a high DPS player attacking a secondary target instead of the focus-target. These problems are very easily solved by having your DPS pay attention to threat and focus-targets--which they should be doing anyway, if they're worth their salt. The benefit you can gain from reforging hit and expertise to mastery is amazing. I wouldn't want to go back.
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