Blood DK tank, New to tanking.
My main is Naphazw and its a healer Holy priest, Ive already heal a lot of times in different dungeons and Raids and I know the mechanics a lot.
Now I have my alt, its a Death Knight Blood called Venomlord, and I decided to specc it to tank, I like the mechanic of healing itself (Already tanked all the normal cata dungeons and its really fun!) but I need to know deeply the whole mechanics and what could be the best for options to tank better.
So my character is this:
http://us.battle.net/wow/es/characte...mlord/advanced(its kinda new and I know it doesnt have all the enchants)
And I read a lot of pages there and I decided to make this changes
If an item has dodge and parry, put mastery sacrificing parry
If an Item has parry and mastery, put dodge sacrificing parry
If an Item has bot parry, mastery and dodge, no changes.
If an Item has exp, sacrifice exp for mastery
The reason I want mastery to be my 1st choice its about blood shield, I know dks doesnt have a shield but they have blood shield mastery and I see that very useful, so with death strike I can heal myself and absorb for more than 80%, I know the cap is my max HP, so my priorities are:
For gems, Im putting stamina, 20 mastery 30 stam, 20 dodge and stamina.
For enchants I will use every dodge or stamina that I can.
So Im trying to understand more the mechanics of my Dk, In where I can change things to better mitigate pain and hold aggro.
I saw an EXCELLENT tanking video for tankspot that marks 3 things as the most important things to do while tanking
1) Tactical Awareness
I Understood that this is not only the awareness of what I need regarding items and so on so forth, its regarding which adds needs to be killed (healers, mages first, etc) put a mark to kill that add and interrupt another mob (like the add of stonecore before he transforms and make that aoe)
2) Situational Awareness
I like to be aware of everything happens, if someone on the dungeon pull by mistake I like to save the day with some DnD and blood boil to avoid deaths and gain aggro.
for the last part I didnt understood too much and I will need clarification for that.
All the things that u Veteran Tank can tell me about the mechanics and what other things I will need, I will apreciate it.