Do prot warriors need dps gear anymore?
Prot tanks would usually have a dps gear set with them when raiding pre 3.0. If I was the OT that night on the single boss fight I would usually wear enough prot armour to OT the boss adds and have a mix of dps gear on for the boss. I would drop my shield and switch to two weapons and then spam all the dps buttons like whirlwind, devastate, and execute when it came available.
I have not had the time by using something like recount to see if switching to dps gear pumps out more dps vs wearing our prot gear and wearing a shield. Has anyone figured this out yet?
With the loss of all the block value on most of my prot gear I don't want to drop that gear because of the dps boost it gives my shield slams.
Does anyone switch over anymore to dps plate which does not have any block value at all which means we loose out on the shield slam dps bonus? Do we pump out more dps with our shields now in full prot spec vs switching to dps gear and loosing all those advantages that shields now give us?
Like I said above I have not taken the time to see if we pump out more dps wearing dps gear and two swords vs full prot gear with block value and trinkets. I have the feeling that I am carrying a lot of potential shards in my bags and in my bank. :)