I've just recently started tanking and I was attempting to tank TOC, reg tonight for the first time. We wiped on the second boss a couple of times. Admittedly, once was my aggro control and I corrected for it. The other times, the healer said I was taking too much damage and I don't have enough avoidance.
Both your specs are pretty terrible for tanking and neither of them have the standard 5/5/5 setup. Gear wise never socket for str or crit rating and never socket for straight parry or dodge in fact just don't gem for parry all together. Blue slots should be pure stam, red slots dodge/stam or exp/stam with Yellow being hit/stam and ur your capped pure stam again.
You shouldn't have to gem at all for defense. First thing I would do, after respec, is to replace the greens, then stop using the FR chest and fill any red/blue gem slots with exp/sta. If you aren't capped defense, get the defense sigil and you have a 10 defense buffer.
In the 3 gem slots you get free for being a BS, put in straight stamina.
Last of all: Enchant your stuff. Replace your bracers with the valor badge ones and enchant with 40 stam.
Last edited by Jaeden; 08-17-2009 at 10:10 AM.
Reason: Forgot defense sigil