Q: Does Shield Mastery increase Shield Slam damage?
Playing around with possible tanking builds which include impale and wondering about the necessity of 3/3 shield mastery. Does this talent increase block value, and hence shield slam damage, or does it simply function as the tool tip states and reduce incoming damage?
Interesting. I'm currently MT for my guild so I think in my case the vitality has more value then the multi target threat generation.
As to the impale builds, I need to sit down tonight and crunch some numbers as to the relative value of impale vs cruelty. My gut feeling is that 2/2 impale will have a slight edge of cruelty in terms of threat generation, with that edge increasing as the frequency of heroic strikes increases, but I want to actually go through the numbers so I can weigh that edge versus the extra points in protection.