Blood DK Tanking questions
I just have a few questions, thoughts and concerns that I would like to share/gain insight on. My character is http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...exandar/simple
I have been having many arguments and disagreements about Blood Dks and how our Mechanics work. Another DK in the guild has been consistently trying to tell me that Stamina isn't worth stacking and that everything should be put into mastery because of some Tanking Theory Crafting that he has read.
Now maybe I am just a traditional tank but I like to follow certain guidelines. Just in my Opinion, You should Always stack health til you are at a comfortable level, THEN your Avoidance and Mitigation, AND Lastly, Mastery. Reasons why I say this is that if you are getting hit for huge, not enough health will kill you, not having avoidance means healers have to work harder, and mastery being last is that after you have done all of those, your mastery and therefore blood shield will work even better due to the increased health pool.
The other Disagreement we always run into is about the Glyph of Vampiric Blood. He claims its the best thing ever, I disagree completely though. According to him its good because it increases healing done to you by 40% instead of just the average 25% and that it also works on Blood Shield and Death Strike. After just doing some light reading, I have found out for myself that it does not affect blood shield. now my argument is that it increases your health pool for those critical moments when you are taking a severe beating and increases healing done, thereby increasing your rune tap AND your DS and your Blood Shield.
Also I am trying to get a further grasp on how health pools and average numbers are going these days for dodge parry mastery and health pools are.
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments, concerns, or ideas for any of this and/or my gear would be hugely appreciated