Sheild Tanks and Souldrinker: Enchant VS Proc.
The other day i was screwing around with my CTC after getting a new piece of gear and kinda dreading the day when i'd have to adjust for Souldrinker. Then it got me wondering if Windwalk was really the best enchant for it. Now, yes having a proc that boosts avoidance (even with full CTC) is still good, but at current gear levels, 600 dodge rating is greatly depreciated since T11 due to DR. But is it ideal with this weapon? Now unless I'm mistaken, Souldrinker does about 1k HPS overall for a normal mode geared tank. (All depending on the amount of health, chance to miss/parry/dodge and numerous other things.)
My first thought was: what would happen if you put Mending on Souldrinker? The sword is already doing a good chunk of healing, adding to it might make it a viable weapon enchant. But, then, Mending just isn't very good to begin with, so it might just be as useless as ever for tanking a raid boss.
Then i thought I could put Hurricane on it. Haste on proc could mean a good chance to get a healing boost, and increase the overall effectiveness. But then it occurred to me that a tank using haste is about as useful as a furry warrior using haste for rage upkeep. Meaning that reducing the chance of the attack not landing would be a much more efficient means of producing more heals than simply increasing the speed at which you swing.
So i came to increase hit and expertise. Bad. I'd lose avoidance, and maybe gems that could have been stamina, which in turn would decrease the amount of healing done by Souldrinker anyway. Which would be counter productive to what i'm trying to accomplish.
And so this is where I left off and i figured i'd throw it at the bright minds of Tankspot to see if they had any theories as to the best way to use Souldrinker to it's best effectiveness.