Expertise ever over Parry?
** Sigh Title should read: Expertise ever over Hit **
I was previously a warrior in BC so I still have some warrior tendencies. I still read TankingTips.com daily.
Veneretio had an article a fewposts back talking how Expertise Rating was always superior to Hit Rating. At the time it made sense even for DKs and I took it to heart and focused on prioritizing Expertise over Hit.
We had been working on Malygos and threat was an issue at times. Survivability didn't seem to be a concern so I shied away from stam and avoidance in most cases in favor of threat.
I noticed my threat boosted almost immediately as I switched from +def gems to +expertise gems. All seemed well.
Here is my armory if anyone is interested (yes I know damn boots still ellude me, 25 man Naxx and I will have a replacement for sure):
The World of Warcraft Armory
Today I came to the realization that I have been ignoring the effect of hit on attacks using spell hit instead of melee hit. The effects of expertise on the DK are actually less than the warrior and so hit IS more important. I can easily pick up some points with some re-gemming (and I plan to) but I would like to try and understand if there is some trade off where expertise starts becoming more important than hit.
I see numbers set out for the hit caps and maybe it is that simple but I was hoping to understand a little more of the theory behind it. Just how much of our threat is made up of abilities affected by spell hit?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Skinzenbonz; 01-28-2009 at 12:00 PM.
Reason: Title should Substitute Hit for Parry...
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