3.2 Warrrior tanking, NOT ENOUGH!
We went back into Ulduar after the patch day tonight and the lolNorthrend Beasts last night and I got some good logs/info on post 3.2 Warrior tanking tonight.
I must say, I'm really not impressed with the changes yet. I did some playing on the PTR before, but its really not the same as a good raid environment. I swapped from 15-5-51 to 5-10-56. The latter is my normal spec for Vezax, (we use the tank & spank strat). I checked over the logs from last week and compared them to this week. I'm sure most who have done Vezax have come to hate the rage starved to full rage yoyo you go through in the fight. This week wasn't much different for me. I was horribly rage starved the entire fight. Even halfway though my healers we're on vent saying, "holy cow Pit, take some damage". I honestly don't know if this is from all the Nerfs to Ulduar and Vezax or all the changes to Warriors, (in reality its probably a combination of both).
Last week Vezax:
65% avoidance (67% 2 weeks ago)
19387 average hit (21046 with no gear changes 2 weeks ago)
Shield Specialization net 18 rage
Heroic Strike 279k 31.9%
Shield Slam 158k 19.1%
Revenge 122k 14.1%
Deep Wounds 75k 8.5%
Devastate 65k 7.4%
This week Vezax:
17424 average hit
Shield Specialization net 270 rage
Heroic Strike 135k 23.7%
Shield Slam 128k 22.4%
Devastate 121k 17.7%
Revenge 92k 14.5%
Yes I realize I'm not really comparing apples to apples here, (my spec had Deep wounds last week), but I think you get the picture here. Devastate damage has roughly doubled since last week.
10% in avoidance is alot to just explain away with RNG, I've looked over the last few Vezax kills and I usually ride between 63 and 67% avoidance for the entire fight. This week I was over 75%, with the same gear, same stats, (just a bit more health from epic gems).
The extra 270 rage is definatly nice, but in reality, its a little over 2 rage bars, (of which you don't get all at once). So your stuck sitting at 15-25 rage the entire time, which I was the entire fight. I love the 5-10-56 Spec for the most part. I usually have an Arms build for my off-spec for pvp/dailys. With 5-10-56, I get a 2m Shield Wall, 2m Last Stand, (both must haves for Vezax) and Imp Demo, which is pretty big now and great for hard modes, (I hate having to rely on another warrior keeping it up). I guess its back to sporting 2 Prot Specs again.... :(
PLEASE GIVE US MORE!!!
PS: New trinket The Black Heart is averaging a 15% Uptime over the last 2 days for me.