Ok so....i'm aware that the question i am about to ask more that likely has been answered many many times before, so i am prepared for the hate mail. Anyway, my Warrior tank has some issues. I have been following MaxDPS.com for the gems ans enchants that i should be using even though before i found this sight i just got my Def up to 540 then stacked Stam. Well according to MaxDPS.com it is telling me to stack Dodge. Now at first this made sense with the debuff in ICC. However the more gear i got the more Dodge it kept telling me to stack and the more Stam i was losing. I figured that further along in the gear i got it would start with the Stam again. Looking ahead and the next gear piece that i would be recieveing MaxDPS kept telling me still to stack dodge, that is when i started to question this web sight. So the other tank in my guild told me to lose the dodge crap and stack stam again provided i was at the 540 Def. With that said i need help from the other Warriors out there in telling me what i am doing wrong and do i keep the Dodge or do i drop it and stack the Stam. Very confused~Foodnetwork
P.S. Max DPS also tells me to stack Str for my Arms Spec, again is this correct?
Try using either RAWR optimizer or the in game tankpoints addon to compare gear.
Remember...effective health is king. Avoidance isn't worth much anymore because of reactive healing, which no one does anymore. Tank heals just spam big heals on tanks and so whether you dodge, parry, or not, heals are coming.
If I were you, I would stack stamina and armor specifically. ICC gear is full of avoidance anyways. Also, remember, you're a warrior and block value is a reasonable mitigation stat for you because of your tight shield block rotation and shield slam glyph. Do not, however, gimp your armor or your HP for block value.