My pally's been prot ever since he first dinged 80 in late Wrath, so ret is a little new to me. I also just resubbed a little over a week ago, after having quit just after 4.2 dropped. So, I'm just getting my feet back on the ground.
Anywho, I'd love it if you all would take a look at my toon, and let me know what I'm doing right/what I'm doing wrong.
One thing I know for sure is that I'm WAY over the expertise cap, even though I've reforged it off everywhere I can. I guess I should switch Glyph of Seal of Truth out for something else, at the very least.
Wooh 39 expertise. You'll want 26 (including your glyph), sadly you can't get rid of all your expertise down to 16 so use glyph of crusader strike (+5% crit) instead of glyph of seal of truth for a while.
Due to the socket bonus it's free 20 hit rating, just enjoy it.
cloak haste to crit
bracers hit to crit
girdle hit to mastery
legs crit to hit
feet crit to hit
finger1 haste to mastery
finger2 exp to mastery
relic haste to crit
puts you at exactly 8% hit including your gem and increases your mastery by a large amount (1500->2000) while only losing haste and exp.
Looking at my reforges suggested above you're still at 797 exp rating but you'll only need way less. So i'd think about decreasing your massive expertise pool first:
a) necklace has hit/crit and you can't replace it with any drop
b) finger, you get a free socket + rid of some exp + neat crit/mastery stats
c) cloak, it just shines due to it's socket
After that we can talk again
Ps: check LFR every week, tentacle weapon & 2 piece are just that good. You actually don't want to use 391/397 pieces over 384 if you can't get your setboni that way.
Thanks for your help. I got to wondering where you got those numbers from, Googled it, and ended up at askmrrobot. After purchasing the 297 str neck, I reforged according to mrrobot's recommendations, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I ended up at 7.93% hit, and 26 exp. after re-glyphing out of GoSoT. I pulled 27k dps in HHoT, which I was pretty pleased with.