I just finished gearing my Paladin to pre-raid level and just finished a warrior before that. For both of these, with minor differences, I followed the concept of mastery>parry=dodge (parry being slightly better for warrior for hold the line). I trained myself away from the stamina concept of old and tried to only use those gems when the slot bonus was worth it.
So my question is, whenever I plug my character into any optimizer (rawr, etc.) I seem to get a lot of suggestions to put in gems like stamina+mastery stamina+parry or even straight stamina gems where the slot bonus is not worth it. Are these suggestions more based on raiding and not Zandalari/Heroics, where huge spikes with my 150kish unbuffed health would be considered very low? I hate giving up 3-5% avoidance for a measly 5k health.
Thanks a lot for any suggestion or clarification.