Weapon decision suggestions
So I've been tanking Kara since about 4-5 weeks after TBC released.
In all this time of running Kara every single week I've never seen a [item]King's Defender[/item] drop. That is, unti last night.
I few months ago I managed to pick up a [item]Blade of the Unrequited[/item] since all of our rogues had better, and I immediately threw 3 Solid Stars in there and have been using it to tank ever since. I have to say, I love that dagger and it has served me well.
My question is thus: when looking at my gear set as a whole, which weapon do you think I should generally be using for bosses (I use KD for most trash as it generates better initial threat I've found).
You can view my armory by clicking my name below my signature.
With the Blade of the Unrequited equipped I have 14704 health and 16513 armor, both unbuffed.
With the King's Defender equipped I have 14464 health (I think) and 16713 armor, also unbuffed.
Basically it's a question of 200 armor or ~240 health. I know the dagger gives me a small amount more total effective health (about 30), but after seeing Ciderhelm's note about the difference in two tanks with the same EH but differing health and armor, I got to thinking about which one would be more beneficial for my level of content.
As a little bit of background information on my situation, I am the MT for my guild which is recently reformed from a guild that recently broke up (dying server and transfers ftl). We're currently attempting Gruul with the new group of people when we can field the attendance. We have a few veterans who are geared out through Gruul, but in general our raiders have a mix of Blue/Heroic/Kara gear and our DPS is a bit lacking overall. I don't have threat problems at all with the raid as it currently stands.
Thanks for any opinions or help you may give.