There was some misinformation in this thread. Thank you for correcting a lot of it though Drae, great post.
As far as expertise in general, it's not a huge need, up until 26 it is better than hit, and most high end tanks atm have less than 80 hit, I run with 60, I know some people that only run with 22. Threat generally isn't a huge deal. Also 56 expertise is the parry cap (14%).
The biggest thing you can do is to change your spec!!! 1 point in deep wounds does not cut it, and frankly I'm surprised no one else picked that up. Drop 3 points in shield spec, put 1 into focused rage and 2 into deep wounds.
Also, try and pick up either the legs off of Maly25 or the ToC25 Lord Jaraxxus legs. They have a lot of expertise on them and are much better than the legs you are using now.
Also: follow people's advice on rotations, shield slam is your bestest friend, followed closely by devastate if you are glyphed for it.
For other gear upgrades and advice on all of the afformentioned topics and gearing, I made a guide that covers that and has lots of links to a bunch of other really good posts made by people in the TS community. http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f97/6...ing-guide.html
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