For a late-coming protection paladin, should the dodge/parry or hit/mastery bracers be used? Given that the hit can be reforged to either dodge or parry as need be, does the raw mastery benefit make the hit/mastery bracers a viable option?
Not to mention that tanking drops are a freaking myth. if you depend on them you still be in last tier gear for a month.Downing each boss 6 times, i Havent seen the helm or shield from baleroc once, chest or sword from bethilace once, that bracer, shoulders either off rag or off alyz.Actualy, only tank drops i have seen are the belt from shannox and trinket off beth (and a couple of tier tokens).
Actually I prefer the valor avoidance bracers over the majordomo bracers for combat table coverage.
After reforging valor bracers give a bonus 128 dodge vs majordomo bracers 39 parry / 49 mastery / 54 str, so converting str to parry and comparing the two it comes down to 74 avoidance rating vs 49 mastery rating. Or you could say ~.418% avoidance pre DR vs .41% block.
Given that most people are knocking on the door of unhittable or already at it, the valor bracers give a higher reduction in damage intake with almost identical % count towards unhittable.