Re: Tanks should never stack stam in Cataclysm. (Actually, it's a question.)
I read this, and we actually discussed on my guild forums the exact same thing.
Avoidance stacking, for classes without block (dk & bear tanks) makes you feel "squishier" to healers because of the current inability to reach over 50% avoidance, so essentially you are taking between 30 and 60% of all incoming damage, mitigated by armor and resisitances: shield tanks can hit that 102.4% number to mitigate or avoid almost all incoming damage, and with smart cd usage and a good tank will feel more consistent and less "squishy" to the healers because of that 30% damage reduction from block.
I will tell you what I told my guild - has a prot pally and a bear as their main tanks. The pally stacked stam and mastery, the bear stacked stam and dodge. No hit, no expertise...and they are done with all normal content and moving to heroics. Can you really argue a right or wrong in the face of their continued and unquestionable success?
Healers need to learn that tanks don't always need to be at 100%; and that smart heal timing is far superior to keeping them topped off.
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