Why dont tanks need hit rating?

85 Blood Elf Mage
2400
???
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90 Troll Warrior
16215
DPS isn't our primary concern, and our survivability isn't affected by our ability to hit the target.
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90 Human Paladin
8900
And taunts and interrupts can no longer miss.
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39 Dwarf Paladin
350
dont need to hit them...just piss them off
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
12350
05/08/2012 09:22 AMPosted by Sildas
DPS isn't our primary concern, and our survivability isn't affected by our ability to hit the target.
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85 Goblin Shaman
4835
youre not there to dps, reforging to hit is a meager dps increase in a raid setting, especially 25man... any stat reforged to hit or expertise results in lower survivability as well, which is a lot worse considering your role is to... mitigate damage.

Plus, you dont need "more dps" to hold aggro. If you have threat issues, it's outside of dps stats.
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90 Tauren Paladin
0
For tanks, hit is a threat stat. If you're having threat problems, you're doing it wrong.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
8425
Not to mention you would never reforge to hit even if you did want more damage, you would reforge to expertise as it provides a bigger dps gain until soft cap (26)
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90 Draenei Paladin
15075
Because even though we have no hit, chances are we're going to eventually hit something :P

You have a higher chance to hit something then you do to not hit it.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
12350
05/08/2012 09:44 AMPosted by Drayen
If you have threat issues, it's outside of dps stats.


Like PEBKAC?
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90 Goblin Warrior
7490
I have found that the only time a PvE tank should gear for hit rating is if his avoidance is too high for the content he runs. I reforged for hit/exp because I tank Regular dungeons and found myself rage starved. Since I had avoidance to spare for the content I prefer to run on this character, I shifted my stats to decrease misses and such, so that I had more even rage generation and could be assured that I wasn't wasting rage on misses.

If I started tanking Heroics or Raids, I would put everything back into avoidance and be done with hit, because at that point I'll have to rebalance in order to take less damage from the stronger monsters.
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90 Human Paladin
9940
Threat was buffed 500% awhile ago,if you are having aggro problems you're doing something wrong.

OT:at higher gear levels (H DS) reforging to hit/exp isnt that bad of an idea (because you will be over ctc cap with no buffs). because of all the magic dmg in DS its a better idea to gem for stam (ctc doesnt help mitigate magic dmg)

EDIT: as said above exp a better tank dps stat than hit.
Edited by Dasturos on 5/8/2012 12:31 PM PDT
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90 Troll Warrior
16215
05/08/2012 01:14 PMPosted by Feanorion
I have it transmogged to my Crystalforge set so there is no mistaking which set I'm in.

Doing it wrong. I have all my pieces transmogged identically so I can wear DPS gear and nobody notices. ;D
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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I had my tanking gear and ret gear transmogged differently but everyone was disappointed i was not in my garters anymore.

Now the only difference between my gear is that i use Askhandi for ret.
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05/08/2012 01:32 PMPosted by Feanorion

Doing it wrong. I have all my pieces transmogged identically so I can wear DPS gear and nobody notices. ;D


This may surprise you, but I WANT them to notice me, and I WANT them to know I'm in dps gear. If they don't know, then I am robbed of their reactions.


Easiest way to get noticed:

Transmog pve gear into full current-honor-level gear (In this case, ruthless).

They'll be leaving your groups without even inspecting you.
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85 Goblin Death Knight
9645
Hitting a target is all about threat. Blizz buffed threat from 300% to 500% so that tanks could focus on survivability.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
8270
05/09/2012 08:12 AMPosted by Jozie
Hitting a target is all about threat.


And damage.
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