Hi everybody! o/ </drnick>
So I've recently (3 weeks and change ago) gotten my Death Knight up to level 90 and switched mains from Warlock to it in an effort to help my guild out by taking the damage instead of dishing it out. A few tidbits of information about my situation:
1) I raid in a strictly 10-man guild, and if we get past normal then it'd have to be if we have time left this tier, which is unlikely given the size of our raiding squad and the way we rotate
2) I'm currently sitting on 1063 VP
3)I just came from my first guild run of ToT as the second tank together with a Paladin (out of a pool of him, squishier Paladin, Warrior and DK with Blood offspec) and am not really facing any major problems that cannot be attributed to general inexperience on tanking these fights. Neither threat nor survivability is really an issue up to Durumu, who we're still getting the hang of.
4) This is my armory link: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/draenor/Dedhunt/advanced
Now my question is the following: Assuming nothing useful drops from LFR this week (can't really rely on something that random), what would be the most effective use of my Valor Points be going forward the next few weeks?
I'm personally thinking Trinkets are the way to go, but that would beg the question which ones to go for. The SPA one seems like the obvious best choice here, and my current plan was to grab that one first, waiting until next week to either go for the Shado-Pan or Dominance Offensive trinket. However, picking one of the two is proving tricky as on the one hand it's difficult to resist the lure of Stamina (which is not on the SPA trinket) but on the other there's a substantial difference between the Mastery I'd get from Lao-Chin's and the Medallion of Mystifying Vapors.
Also, which of my current trinkets should I replace first? Because a case could be made for either trinket by looking at overall usefulness versus raw item level.
And lastly, looking over the rest of the Shado-Pan Assault's VP gear, how much should I value Armor and Stamina as factors in determining whether or not an item is a clear upgrade for me? Because for instance the cloak hardly seems worth the VP cost if all I'd be gaining is 70 Armor and a couple hundred Stamina at the cost of 480 Mastery in favor of more hit that I do not need. Also, is it me or are some pieces just really badly itemised for DK tanks? What with the tank Chest having an inexplicable Strength socket bonus and the DPS belt looking better for tanking?