I've been tanking heroics for about a month/month and a half now. Running full clears of kara and 5-mans 4 nights a week. Focusing on h.Mech almost exclusively.
When is Sun Eater gonna drop!? That stupid sword does not have a 25% drop rate.
It will drop everytime you go in there on an alt, but it will never drop when you are there on the tank that needs it.
I'm at 22 runs on my warrior, not once has it dropped, 16 runs on my druid (mind you I only started counting the runs on my druid after my first warrior run) and it has dropped 9 times, 6 of which the thing got DE'd.
I've given up on the stupid thing, and don't even get me started on the myth that is the kings defender. That thing has dropped 3 times in the last 6 months for us, ALL 3 TIMES I WAS THERE ON MY DRUID, NOT MY WARRIOR AND DIDN'T SWITCH BECAUSE I WAS SURE IT WOULDN'T DROP.
OK long time lurker, first time poster. Figured I'd share this, since it happened yesterday. After running HMGT time after time, with Shard dropping only twice and losing the roll to a T6+ geared druid who needed and a ret pally alt ("I have it on 5 other toons lol!"), I got it. Finally. With the DPS shoulders and chest in my bank (using S2 for offset at moment), having the quickening sword and the breeching comet axe and the commendation already and seeing those all drop multiple times. Finally.
So I obviously play this game too much nowadays. Anyhow, did an H Mech run for the heck of it later on, and the Sun Eater dropped. Already have KD and QBoP, but it was nice to get that too.