Tank Socketing Question/Thoughts
Just throwing this out there. I know most socketing is based on individual toons and what each toon needs. But I wanted to see what people thought about socketing pure strength gems in a DK tank. I know strength is a no brainer for DPS. But is it possibly more (or at least nearly equally) beneficial to put in a strength gem instead of a dodge gem?
Increased threat generation with a slight increase in parry sounds good, especially when you want some more threat generation. A purple strength/stam gem would cover all 3 tanking priorities... health, avoidance, and threat generation.
So a Bold Scarlet Ruby would give 16 Strength which is 32 AP. It would also give 4 Parry Rating based on the 25% of Strength conversion. 4 Parry Rating converts to 0.08% chance to parry.
A Subtle Scarlet Ruby would give 16 Dodge, which converts to 0.41% chance to dodge.
Looking at this you're getting 32 AP (not sure how that coverts over into threat) to help generate threat, plus 1/5 of the avoidance of the dodge gem.
Looks pretty clear cut but I still want to get some thoughts anyway.