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    Reinforced Bio-Optic Killshades

    What cogwheel gems would be best for tanking with this headpiece. Obviously the +208 Parry Rating, but for the second should I go for the +208 Dodge, or +208 Mastery?

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    Mastery for a Warrior.

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    Err... oops - if you're a warrior... Then this applies, like Sebadoh says.

    It's not obviously 208 parry. It's obvious 208 Mastery.

    Then, based on your other gear, dodge or parry. What I'm finding is I have a lot more parry than dodge because of my strength - so you might even find to keep dodge within roughly 2.5%, you need the dodge cogwheel.

    What class tank are you?
    An introduction into WarTanking (no longer updated as I've retired from WoW - the concepts will still be mostly accurate but the numbers no longer will be.) - http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.p...101-The-Primer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokafella89 View Post
    What cogwheel gems would be best for tanking with this headpiece. Obviously the +208 Parry Rating, but for the second should I go for the +208 Dodge, or +208 Mastery?
    Mastery and dodge.

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    Mastery is the obvious choice. It's up to you with Dodge vs Parry. I personally prefer Parry even if your Dodge is lower because of the HTL symbiosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwish238 View Post
    Mastery is the obvious choice. It's up to you with Dodge vs Parry. I personally prefer Parry even if your Dodge is lower because of the HTL symbiosis.
    If you have 14% parry and 8% dodge you're going to have less survivability than if you have 12% parry and 10% dodge. You want to try to keep dodge about 2-3% lower than parry to maintain the balance between HtL's benefit and the increased parry diminishing returns.
    An introduction into WarTanking (no longer updated as I've retired from WoW - the concepts will still be mostly accurate but the numbers no longer will be.) - http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.p...101-The-Primer

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    It actually depends on your mastery level. As Koijyama mentioned when he did the HtL math, high mastery has a big effect on this. At least if his math for rawr is right. With a lot of mastery such a gap can be the right point to be (but only just). However with low mastery there is no point in such a big gap.

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    Thanks guys, I went with dodge and mastery, putting dodge at 11ish and parry at 12ish and mastery around 43. Another question I have is (beware nub question) why build ip mastery so much if at 40% and 60% my damage blocked is staying at 30%? BTW I'm a Warr tank. Despite what anyone says I'm loving the Warrior tank. it takes a lot to steal my aggro

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    More mastery makes you block more OFTEN. The more oftne you block the more often you reduce the incoming melee damage by 30% on a normal block and 60% on a crit block.

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