Warrior Tank :: Mastery, what to aim for when at 75% Soft cap?
Firstly I apologize for a repost of something that has been discussed before. If anyone can just point me into the right direction on Mastery for Warrior tanks then it will be great .i.e, previous post.
Currently I have no problem with taking to much damage, most of my damage is currently Mitigated when I have Shield Block up, with potions my change to avoid/parry/block goes to 100%. I have asked quite a few healers when doing HC's and they have confirmed that they are quite happy with healing me due to me taking constant reduced hits.
I know that the Survivability prioritization is currently STA > Mastery > Parry > Dodge. With diminishing returns Mastery is currently prio to stack after STA, however I feel that with my current level of Mastery that incoming damage is not as much, therefor STA stacking is not needed. (This is my own personal opinion for my Char which is currently working for me).
My Current Stat weights :
At this time, I am very comfortable with my 'Defensive' stats and I am trying to get to Exp > Hit caps in this order.
You still want to increase your mastery, aim for 60% block - 70% block etc on the long run (raids). Those magical 75% marker only helps you 1/3 of the time, it's your goal to reach unhittable by default. For heroics you can simply throw in a dps piece with hit/expertise here and there if you feel uncomfortable with your recent situation.
Originally Posted by Pyorrhea
however I feel that with my current level of Mastery that incoming damage is not as much
It's because you already outgear those instances by ~ 10 ilvl.
Proccs can be watched in WWS, eg hold the line (2/2) has roughly 50% uptime for me on a fight with constant melee pressure like Omnitron Council or Valiona & Theralion.
If you want to keep the 4 piece bonus (18s shieldwall) you won't reach 60% blocking with full ilvl 359 gear, even access to all epics up to ilvl 379 reaching 65% blocking seems only possible while continue to wear 359 trinkets/cloak (one requires alchemy profession) and having rng luck with those drops from Conclave and Al'Akir.