I am a tank in a small guild which has got ZA on farm for a while now and which recently formed a raiding alliance with another guild in order to experience 25-man content. It's going well so far, and we have been able to down Hydross and Lurker in a reasonable time frame.
Now I'm wondering if I should pick up any T5 set pieces at all, or if I should better pass on them for the benefit of the rest of our raid, given my current equip. The EH calculator and raid zones minimum thread tell me I should be ready for the beginning of BT/ Hyjal, which lead me to this tought.
T5 shoulders are an upgrade over yours, but I wouldn't really bother with gloves and leggings. [item]Bonefist Gauntlets[/item] seem better than T5 and 2.4 badge leggins are clearly an upgrade over T5 leggings. I just don't see the point of "downgrading" your overall gear for the set bonus.
I must agree mostly with Crommi here , the T5 shoulders are defo a nice one to have apart from that its just the set bonus that you have to consider . Personally I have allso decides just to go for T5 gloves and shoulders for the first set bonus and pass on the rest for my guild , the second set bonus is really nice for threat build but just not worth the overall downgrade in gear
I think I'll go for the Bonefist Gauntlets and the T5 shoulders then, and will pass on the rest.
I was worried my relatively low block value might be an issue, which is why I was thinking about picking up two T5 parts for the first set bonus in the first place... But hey, I'm gonna leave AoE tanking to our prot pala anyway.