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salex2927
08-31-2011, 11:38 AM
Hello all,

I am pretty new to tanking and am building my set and need some advice to see if what I am doing is right and if not what changes should I make. Any and all advice would be helpful.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/hyjal/Michayla/advanced

T (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/hyjal/Michayla/advanced)hank you for your help

Toushiro
08-31-2011, 11:52 AM
alright, to start, replace your Keen Ember Topaz with Fine Ember Topaz. Exp/Hit is a waste for DKs

go check out - http://chardev.org/?profile=212603 All proper reforges are on that character sheet.

Taelas
09-01-2011, 03:13 AM
What is the point of reforging 128 Mastery into Hit, then reforging 128 Dodge into Mastery?

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 07:42 AM
What is the point of reforging 128 Mastery into Hit, then reforging 128 Dodge into Mastery?

I guess some where tanks alike are being mislead into thinking they need hit and expertise at like the melee dps caps.

salex2927
09-01-2011, 07:48 AM
So why as a DK tank is hit and expertise not that important...i was stacking as much mastery as possible until i read somewhere that I should get to hit and expertise cap. So therein lies why I am confused.

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 08:19 AM
For the fact that as a DK tank I've got 0 hit and the exp that can't be reforged off my gear and I did just fine pre threat changes and still do find now. I assume you read something from MMO-Champion?

salex2927
09-01-2011, 01:30 PM
Yes and other ppl have told me that I should be near the 8% hit cap and expertise for help with threat generation.

Loganisis
09-01-2011, 01:34 PM
The reason to have hit/exp as a DK is so DS doesn't miss, isn't it? It's more about using your core surability tool (heal plus bubble) than threat?

salex2927
09-01-2011, 02:25 PM
That's what I was told and, that expertise is great for threat gen...what I don't want to do is trade off the ability to stay alive with mastery for stats that may be a waste.

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Threat isn't a problem anymore, whack a mob once and it's on you like rubber cement.

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 02:32 PM
The reason to have hit/exp as a DK is so DS doesn't miss, isn't it? It's more about using your core surability tool (heal plus bubble) than threat?

I've yet to see my DS miss at 0 hit so far :p

Loganisis
09-01-2011, 02:45 PM
I've yet to see my DS miss at 0 hit so far :p

http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-t57s2wpzua7yf5o5/details/3/?s=1378&e=1628
http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/1o9svo22bzprxo7t/details/24/?s=7363&e=7581
http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2r1xpns9aomss3nx/details/0/?s=10913&e=11111

3 Blood DK parses, H:25m Baleroc. Tried to pick a fight where DPS wouldn't be as important. All 3 show Death Strike misses.

Not saying you're the luckiest guy in the world... but if you really haven't.... I'd have traded that string of non-misses for a winning 250 million dollar lotto ticket... :p

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 02:45 PM
http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-t57s2wpzua7yf5o5/details/3/?s=1378&e=1628
http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/1o9svo22bzprxo7t/details/24/?s=7363&e=7581
http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/2r1xpns9aomss3nx/details/0/?s=10913&e=11111

3 Blood DK parses, H:25m Baleroc. Tried to pick a fight where DPS wouldn't be as important. All 3 show Death Strike misses.

Not saying you're the luckiest guy in the world... but if you really haven't.... I'd have traded that string of non-misses for a winning 250 million dollar lotto ticket... :p

rofl, now if only I was lucky with the lotto and not RNG when my hit is shit.

salex2927
09-01-2011, 02:51 PM
so what would be an ideal spot for my hit and expertise and after reaching that stack mastery as much as possible?

Toushiro
09-01-2011, 02:52 PM
what ever comes from your gear after reforging it off.

Gregasaurous
09-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Yeah, hit is a comodity for DK's, expertise is a eyesore for all tanks alike (to my knowledge). Even befor the threat buff you didn't NEED either for keeping a boss nice and mad at you. If you had trouble in the first 30 seconds, you either needed a better opener or DPS needed to relax a bit (I know some of them like to pop their 5 minuet CD's at the start if it's going to be around a 6 minuet fight). after that it was all in your rotation. Now you may was well make movement macros to keep out of fire and go afk with auto atacks keeping threat. (kidding)

Zee786
09-02-2011, 05:04 PM
I have 0 hit and 11 exp I think and my threat has never been a problem in raids (sometimes in 5mans for some reason) but the top dk on my server said that he is hit and exp caped only for the DS misses but this causes his DS shield/heal to be far less that Maine even though he is wearing full FL gear with some heroic pieces to. So are all the top dk's reforging for hit/exp or only some?

Dithanial
09-04-2011, 03:59 PM
I haven't tried all of this out yet, but I came across a post I found particularly helpful.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/968396860