Back at tanking in cata - what's my gem priority?
I suck at writing short questions, but I'll try. With my hunter and mage being pretty much maxed out as far as possible without having the time to raid atm, I figured I'd get to work on getting my pally back in shape.
I've only tanked a couple cata dungeons so far, with decent success - mostly to test the water. Given that my gear is, well crappy (mostly quest gear, this toon has no luck in dungeons), getting threat isn't an issue, keeping it up however is. With barely over 1% hit I seem to miss way too much to keep damage up and gain enough holy power to make the shield effective.
But before I start reforging and gemming for serious tanking (turn dodge/expertise/crit to mastery where mastery is missing) and swapping out gems, I have a question about what should I prioritize for my prismatic sockets??
I haven't added my BS sockets yet, cuz I weren't sure what to stick in them. Some people tell me just throw mastery in everything, others say it depends on what stats are on the pieces already. I weren't sure if I should drop some mastery/hit gems in there to get up to 4% hit which seemed to be a comfortable level in LK, or if I'd be better off using a hit trinket over the stam trinket (though the strength proc isn't remotely as useful as the mastery for tanking). Same with the relic (which is awful yet still better than the one I had from LK), not sure what's the best choice for gem.
Obviously my waist is from ICC and the gems haven't been touched since Cata launched. Mostly because the new gems won't go in a 264 item anyway. I need to rework the enchants too (most are just whatever my enchanter could do at the time), but I wanted to get my head around the gems first.