Nice little write up, I have been on my monk tank and warrior and have yet to step foot on my bear
I am loving the overall tanking changes. Sounds like they added a few more things to make bear less 3 button mash :P
It's nice that they kept a damage cd and healing cd for when you have to use something else besides SD. Can't wait to try it out.
Now the big thing is gemming. On live servers I was full agility gems for LOL 50% dodge, then went pure stam for LOL almost 80k absorbs. but with what i just read in blue posts...they are going to have a lot more crit and haste on druid gear...sooooo...what does that mean, with talent changes and everything...
agil for dodge and more self healing due to crits.
Stam for more self healing from CDs
mastery for more armor
or do the normal mix n match like plate tanks
I have a feeling they want tank gemming to be normalized all around with these changes tho. I know on the monk I have swapped my gems out at least 20 times to get the right feel. It seems they want mastery in yellow, stam mastery in blue, and agil stam in red...i wonder if they will be same for bears.
only time will tell. All i know is I tried all the stackings, then did the mix and by far the mix is more potent. I really need to play with my bear this week and see how the gemming should go.