Hey guys, just wanna get some gear advice. I'm already defense capped and hit capped. I think my gear is good enough to main tank Naxxramas 10-man. I'd just like to know if I'm geared enough to do any other raids right now. I know the one thing I need to work on is expertise though. I tried balance it out as best as I could.
Also on glyphs, what other ones should I include in my tanking arsenal? I was thinking bloodrage, heroic strike (or sunder armor), and.. don't know what else.
As far as my skills go, my threat generation is fine. I'm a fast target switcher (so my multi-tanking is actually pretty good for a prot warrior). I know the rotations (shield block, shield slam, revenge, keep on CDs, devastate to 5 sunders, concussion blow, and heroic strike while shield slam and revenge are on CDs and I'm above 50 rage.. thunderclap, align mobs for shockwave, cleave for multi-tanking, etc etc).
OK, cool. Well, I just did a full DW 15/5/51 build. So should I not actively gem for hit rating? What about expertise? I thought hit rating and expertise were the main helpers in threat generation, not talent build. This is what I've read on here so far about that. Expertise gives more bang for its buck, yet the hit cap gives more dps, compared to expertise cap. Enlighten me, I don't know if that meant the expertise soft cap or hard cap. Maybe you guys just meant for DPS roles in raids? Of course hit rating will help more for DPS in raids because DPS doesn't have to worry about parry 98.5% of the time. Expertise is more useful for a tank for threat I guess? The hit cap is good for not having a failed taunt.
So should I just not gem or enchant for hit rating then? What about expertise? If that's the case then I'll glady get the valor medal of the first war. More avoidance is always good.
lose some of that hit rating. im doing 25 uldaur and waaay under hit cap. you dont really need it as a warrior tank
Agreed. Only time I can think of when you really NEED to be hit capped is on the Cat Lady(25man). MTing her as a prot warrior, and being the ONLY warrior in the raid, it gets a bit awkward if you miss a Sentinel Blast interrupt.<cough>
There may be others, but i've been up all night and thats the only one that comes to mind.
Originally Posted by darkroman
Enlighten me, I don't know if that meant the expertise soft cap or hard cap.
They are referring to the soft cap of 26 expertise. That gives you 6.5% reduction on both dodge and parry. Bosses have 6.5% chance to dodge, so above 26 expertise, you are only removing parry.
Originally Posted by darkroman
The hit cap is good for not having a failed taunt.
To the best of my knowledge taunt falls under spell hit, therefor is not capped when you reach the melee one hand cap.
First time running Heroic UP and I got the Red Sword of Courage . As soon as I got that, I figured I had enough defense rating room to switch out my Sabatons of Draconic Vigor for the Terrace Defence Boots (from H DTK) for more strength, and block rating. I lost some hit rating though, not much though. I have hit rating food to make up for it.