10-31-2009, 12:35 AM
Ok, so I now have Keen Obsidian (10) and Anguish (Reg)
Which would be better for tanking?
With Oeb I have 34 expertise, without 23.
About the same stam on both, agil instead of str on Anguish.
Anguish being better depends on you covering the gap in expertise skill to reach the soft cap. Anguish gives you dodge (via agility), while OEB gives threat & miniscule amount of parry. Keep in mind Anguish does have the socket, giving you a way to get expertise, strength and/or Stamina. How you use that has a huge impact as a 20 expertise gem almost covers the 'missing' expertise.
If you can't reach the expertise soft cap (26 skill), then OEB is flat out better, as it negates a considerable number of parries and dodges that Anguish wouldn't, thus keeping your threat higher. The 26 skill soft cap isn't bad to go over, it just isn't as vital to try and reach the 'hard cap' that's estimated at 56 (?) skill as you end up sacrificing other stats. Some folks would say a +30 stamina gem in Anguish is better than reaching the soft cap, but threat does matter.