To sum this up for the non math genius (And I may or may not be right with this summary)
It seems that until we hit insane amounts of Dodge, it's always going to be better than parry.
Defense is always a great stat to stack, and in terms of overall survival and stat balancing, IMO seems better to stack def over dodge, as the diminishing returns do not hit block, and we gain 3 different avoidance stats to spread out the DR.
After seeing this, I would take gear that has dodge over gear that has parry, and gem for defense/stam/str(for block/atk).
What it seems blizzard is trying to do, is make our min/maxing pretty much a cakewalk. Grab all the tank gear you can, build an avoidance set gemmed with def rating, and a block set gemmed with STR.
Red Gems = Expertise or Exp/Hit hybrids.
Yellow Gems = Def gems, (possibly champ gems if you need more threat)
Blue Gems = Stam.
Sounds good. Got it.
November 23, 2004 8:27:03 AM - Glomgore 10+ Years of tanking? Priceless