Looking specifically at the normal mode Warrior tanking set pieces I'm trying to wrap my mind around the best combination of 4 piece and offset items to go for.
The first gear set uses the set gloves, legs, chest, shoulders, and Helm of Blazing Glory
. I reforged the hit rating on the shoulders into Parry, otherwise I didn't touch the stats.
By virtue of the higher item level, the offset shoulder route gains more overall stats and has the most avoidance. However the offset helm route has a crapton more Mastery, probably even more if you start reforging everything possible into Mastery. It looks like you would gain more from the offset shoulders overall, but its too soon for me to confidently pick a route.
The second gear set uses the set gloves, legs, chest, helm, and Pauldrons of Roaring Flame
. Here I reforged the expertise on the set helm into Mastery and the dodge into parry on the offset shoulders.
The fights in Firelands do seem to have a bit more flavor and variety than they did in the Tier 11 content. Under ideal circumstances I would think having a Mastery set would work out well for Alysrazor (although you could argue equipping more hit/expertise would be better for killing the baby birdies), Lord Rhyolith adds, and Beth'tilac. An avoidance set seems to be stronger for Baleroc and Shannox. I can't comment on Majordomo and Ragnaros yet, I wasn't present for our Majordomo kill and we just started working on Ragnaros last night.
Am I on the right track here? Am I missing something in my approach or does this look fairly accurate? If this is already covered in a different topic, my apologies for the duplicate question.