What builds do prot wars like so far?
I've been in beta about 2 weeks, playing almost exclusively my copied over ~5kgs prot war Hammurabi (link in sig). Still just questing though, tanked H CoS once and got rocked by Chrono-Lord Epoch (which has never happened b/f in Wrath), so haven't tried tanking the Cata dungeons yet.
What tank specs are other MS prot wars gravitating to, or tested in the new dungeons? It seems like there are a few options to focus builds on:
1. Bleed-heavy builds with Blood & Thunder + Deep Wounds
2. Buffed HS and Cleave with Incite + Thunderstruck + War Academy
3. Buffed Shield Slam with Cruelty + Heavy Repercussions
4. Buffed Victory Rush with Impending Victory + War Academy
5. High Enrage uptime with Bastion of Defense + Enrage
(I'm assuming Field Dressing is mandatory, and perhaps Blood Craze as well)
Are any favorites emerging yet, or still too early to tell? I'm currently leveling as prot with a Cleave + HS + Self-heal spec and a Bleed-focused secondary spec. I don't much like the latter's mechanic of requiring you to Rend a single target then TC to spread Rend around - too much like the clunky PS + Pest on my DK - but could get used to it if that becomes the BiS spec.
The standard lvl 80 - 82 area drops are ilvl 272 greens, whose stats are just barely below Wrath ilvl 251 epics, it seems. I've only so far replaced my Wrath ilvl 219 shield (Splintered Door of the Citadel from reg HoR) and and a Wrath 226 epic neck.
Killing things solo is slow, but Field Dressing + Blood Craze + Victory Rush keeps my health up on 99% of the mobs I've come across (sole exception being some head crab pets and their Naga shadow priestess masters in Vashj'ir).