I'd like some advice on which boss requires more avoidance and which requires more HP/armor. I'm currently getting some gear here and there that I can use in certain situations:
[item]The sun eater[/item] (Avoidance, extra dodge) // [item]king's defender[/item] (HP/armor)
[item]Devilshark cape[/item] (Avoidance, extra dodge and threat) // [item]Gilded thorium cloak[/item] (HP/armor)
[item]Warbringer handguards[/item] (Avoidance, extra parry) // [item]Iron gauntlets of the Maiden[/item] (Extra HP and threat)
Now, my question is simple, Karazhan and Gruul only, which bosses would I rather take extra avoidance and which extra HP/armor?
I've never had to do any significant changes off the top of my head but the trick is to keep different sets of gears for diferent situations, if you find yourself wiping on a boss too much, try swapping out more avoidance, or what not and see how it plays out for you, becoming too ingrained in 1 philosophy is not the way of a good tank.
The idea is to get enough EH to be able to do the fight the first time. As your raid improves in gear and you can do the boss consistently, you add in your avoidance pieces to reduce the strain on the healers while still keeping a good EH buffer.
I find myself adding in threat pieces more often, to stay ahead of the improved dps. Therefore I use the [item]King's Defender[/item] (hit), [item]Iron Gauntlets of the Maiden[/item] (BV) along with the [item]Farstrider Defender's Cloak[/item] (BV) and [item]Crystalline Crossbow[/item] (hit/agil).