Hydross: juggling max resist, crit immunity, and health
A simple evaluation concerning those resist tanks approaching or having already tackled Hydross. How do you weigh these three stats against this fight? Which take priority for you as a main resist tank?
My situation: I've gathered both resist sets, rings, and necklaces. Originally, my role was to manage the adds during transitions, which set me towards mixing my resists and generally ignoring my crit immunity and health in favor of reaching the resist cap (290 in my case, considering additional party auras). Turns out my overachieving as far as getting both sets made paid off, as our frost resist tank is stepping down and I'm to take his place.
Now I'm confused as to where I should place priority on this fight. How dangerous is a crit? How dangerous is a weak or missed partial resist?
My current frost resist gear:
[item]The Frozen Eye[/item]
[item]Pendant of Thawing[/item]
With my other slots of gear set up as some mixed tier 4 and kara epics, I'm at these numbers:
255 frost resist
I've noticed that the nature set is much more forgiving, having much more badly needed defense rating to keep crit immune and allowing me to subsitute my cloak for a nature resist cloak to reach 290 and 489 defense. My problem is that the frost is not as generous.
Now, where do I go from here? Do I find a decent frost resist green cloak or an additional ring to get me to 290 resist, at the cost of precious crit immunity? Do I then sub in a green glove or belt that has nothing but +defense rating to compensate? It's a tough area.
Preemptive answers to some questions:
1. Yes, I am using exclusively +defense trinkets
2. Yes, I've used the Vindicator's armor kit on my chest and legs to grant an additional 6 - 7 defense.
3. No, you cannot use shield block to negate crits against Hydross. His attacks cannot be fully or partially blocked.