3. I really like the T9 2pc set bonus, and am trying for another ToC trophy to upgrade to my 232 T9 gloves to 245, and hence justify keeping them (and the 245 T9 legs) for the 2pc T9 bonus. Thoughts on this? Good idea, bad idea?
This might have just changed though with the patch notes released yesterday. The armor values of the T10 pieces have been significantly buffed. The change will happen until next week so you might want to wait until then if you havent already done the purchases.
There seems to be some debate now as to whether 4p t10 (assuming ilvl 264+) eclipses offset gear. I'm not entirely convinced either way at this point, but with things being much closer i'd hang onto badges until more math is avalible.
My suggestion pick up the cloak and at least the belt dont worry about the trinket. Its nice but youll be able to get it in time and personally I would go double armor trinks if I had them IE Glyph and Putri Trink. Also suggest at least getting your 2 peice VIA chest and gloves. If I remember correctly pretty much all 2 peice's for tanks are threat based. And I know I personally need all the help I can get as DPS catch up faster and faster. As well there going to be armor based so even better.
It's a threat increase to DnD, which is either used at the start of an aoe threat rotation (or on occasion for a single target pull, though not normal) or not at all, varying by spec. There have been some math-crafters suggesting dnd-centric rotaitons because of the 2piece and glyph, but these are just math to my knowledge and I haven't read any practical successes with the builds.
Long story short: yes, it is an "odd" set bonus. In all honesty it's probably the worse than 2 seconds off taunt from t9, but it's been apparent blizzard doesn't know what to do with our class since 3.2 so we'll just suck it up and drive on as usual.