Tanking in 25 man Ulduar, some issues...
Hello all! Been watching the videos here forever, but never made an account. Now that I am a MT/OT in my guild, I made an account to start asking some questions.
Here is a link to my Armory:
The World of Warcraft Armory
As you can see, I am gemmed for all hit/stam and exp/stam. After searching WoW forums and here, I realized that to be a little better in threat generation I wanted to have good expertise and hit. I have a few changes out in gear as well, that can put me at about 220 hit rating and 35 expertise, at the expense of some dodge and stam.
The main reason for my hit/exp craze came when tanking Brundir in Ulduar. My Mind Freeze, Death Grip, and Strangulate were being missed/resisted fairly often. There were times when he'd be in a power rune, and I could not get him out of it, and his abilities would own a couple people. It was rare, but it did happen. Kind of like "The Perfect Storm" of fail :(
My question is, how much is too much? I feel like I should be gemming for def/stam, dodge, etc since I am a tank after all. My avoidance (using some of the wonderful macros posted here) with Stoneskin Gargoyle, and fully buffed, is approximately 61%. Also, for a Blood Tank, my HP is a tad on the low side. I tend to get nailed pretty hard in some encounters, and my healers have to be very reactive. I have been lucky that I have good healers, or else I'd be dead a lot more often :(
I know there are a few upgrades I still need. I am working on a new helm (the one I have is from Naxx 10) and my gloves are in need of an upgrade. I could also use a new trinket, although the Monarch Crab is nice for a JC ability. Armory isn't showing it, but I just got the Rune Strike Sigil from 25 man Razorscale last night :)
What do you think? Bye bye with the hit/stam and go with def/stam? Throw in some more dodge instead of expertise? You input is greatly appreciated :)