New to 80 and Bear tanking- Gear,Gemming Enchants
Hello there folks,
So I have my druid just dinged 80
I brought her up in plans of Moonkin spec and dpsing, but find more and more people want tanks, My pally out gears 5 mans and pre-uldar, so its my chance to enjoy tanking without constant drinking.
Druids, on the other hand, are a whole new ball game when it comes to gear, spec and requirements. I would love it if someone had some time to help guide me in the right direction. It would be greatly appreciated. I have some issues in seeing the difference from what makes good cat gear and which is better for Bear.
I have read the following information
Druids require no defense from gear until hitting 50% dodge. Then deminishing returns on Dodge make defense a better stat.
Top Four Stats are
Dodge <--defense at 50%
Dodge question. Do I want 50% dodge in caster form or Bear form? On the armoury right now shows 23% dodge in caster form, but in bear i am over 30% thats why I ask.
So here is my toons link The World of Warcraft Armory
She is mostly in Blues with crafted and some naxx gear from this past week. Currently she is for the most part ungemmed and unenchanted as the gear is new and I am deciding on what to do. I am not a huge fan of melee dps I have my Pally and ret when I have the need, so I am looking for straight bear tanking optimized gear, gems ect.
Here are my questions: Coming from a Pally tanking position is hard to wrap my head around all this, although the question may seem answered I just need confirmation that I have the ideas right
What is the cap I want to shoot for for expertise? I know Bears need alot but what amount are we talking? Is it ever a wasted stat? I am guessing it is never gemmed for? (due to the fact there seems to be alot on gear)
Is there minium hit I want to have? do I want to gem for it to reach a miniumum? Currently with what I have it is less then 2%, does that matter or???
Since I do not need defense yet, do I replace cloak neck rings, with items with agility stam?
Trinkets get stam and dodge? or more dps drinkets like mirror of truth?
For gear, Haste has been said to be a wasted stat for Bear, do I ignore gear with haste, is there gear without haste that is better iteamized? or will I always find it on even the best gear for a Bear? (i ask becuase most stuff I have now has some haste, so am I just picking the wrong items?)
I do not have a meta socket headpiece yet, what meta when I do? Do I ignore socket bonus and stack 16+ Agility and 24+ Stam gems or use hybrids with dodge, agility and/or stam to meet the socket colours? <besides when meeting meta requirements>
The biggest question is what do I enchant my weapon with?
I lvled right through recently and have never done BC heroics with her. Do I want to go back for a BC idol or is there one I can get in Northrend that is better?
I apologize for writing a book here, but I have found it hard to find clear answers to these questions, when trying to pick out bear information mixed with Cat information. If you have few moments to help me clarify these question it would be most greatfully apreciated.