Protection Warrior Looking for a Check
So, here I am registering and posting to TankSpot. I've always been a lurker on EJ and here recently as I decided to fill a tank role for Cata. I always held somewhat of an elitist mind set in this game and it's hard for me to deal with new players in this game. I still play the game and want to always be very competitive, I'm a previous glad on other characters and have been in a top 20 US progression guild for some time BC - Wrath.
I find myself in that role after a 6 month break and a lot of my views have recently changed. I would like some advice from the community as to what I may be doing wrong in terms of my gear and maybe some tips on rotations and how I can stop refreshing my debuffs / buffs so damn early.
It seems like I miss fractions of a second a lot of the time in between my rotations, refreshing tclap or demo shout too often. I have my priorities straight with my main rotation but the questions come in with clap, demo shout and sunders. Do you guys try to get sunders up asap, a tclap, demo, what? All 3 can play a part in overall mitigation as quick devastates will increase dps early, resulting in a shorter fight but demo/tclap before hand would reduce mitigation as well for those few seconds.
As far as gear goes, as you can see I'm reforging master where I can while giving up hit and expertise for avoidance stats where possible. Threats not a huge issue right now even with a 316 weapon.
I guess for gemming, am I doing it right? I still see a lot of warriors in progression guilds on this server stacking stam regardless of what I have read elsewhere. Tips on the gear is also very welcomed, I've only been 85 for a few days but I've done some work.
Any advice from you guys is going to really help a lot, thanks for reading.