Why do I feel squishy as a Prot Warrior?
We have progressed and finally killed Heroic Stone Guards in Mogu'shan Vaults, and one thing that made a huge difference was switching me (Prot Warrior) and the other tank's (Brewmaster Monk) job. I was originally taking the two dogs (10m heroic) and he had the one, assuming I would take less damage with shield block and barrier rotating. This turned out to be false, and I took a LOT of damage over the attempts that we had.
We decided to switch roles, thinking that Stagger would help mitigate the bleed damage from the two dogs better, which it did. So now my job is to tank one dog and rotate taunts appropriately, and at the end of each of our fights I still have more damage taken on recount/skada. I have shield block/barrier up as often as I can, and use major CD's (SW/LS/ER) when I need to, but I always have more damage taken than the Brewmaster, who is dealing with two dogs rather than one.
Anybody smarter than myself care to explain this to me? Is stagger really that awesome?