so prot paladins get a nerf for stacking an attractive stat, while brewmaster monks get no nerf for stacking crit and haste.
Let's remember something very important.
1) GC mentioned they did not want to re-itemize anything (fairly understandable with 5.2 being about halfway done and the like.
2) Leatherwearers were already itemized around it.
We aren't being completely punished by taking Haste. In fact, we are still allowed to take it. This change does hurt us in some ways (yes we know about Lei Shi), but it also helps in some ways (adds in Wind Lord, Empress). Also, there's not many magic fights I THINK in Thunder King*.
*I could be wrong.
GC could've easily nipped the bud on us for taking Haste in general and remove Sanctity of Battle. Instead, he gave a "slight" nerf at the cost of helping those that like the Dodge / Parry avoidance stats. We still dodge and parry during most fights and we don't REALLY need the extra HP during off-tanking.
People will still be stacking Haste. I will still be stacking Haste. It makes our procs a little shakier, but I never completely banked on GC procs anyway. Still, this makes our tier pieces look "better" than how they were on the 2pc / 4pc sets.
problem is, dodge/parry are still unattractive relative to haste.
Yes... and no.
It is still very nice on stuff with a lot of adds. GC going Revenge method helps us during add phases I would think more than it would in its current state of form. Where it hurts is obvious, though, and that goes back to the single raid bosses (especially those that don't physically attack).
I can agree with GC trying to give Dodge / Parry some value. Like I said in another post - Dodge / Parry has at least "some sort of benefit" to the tanking classes but us
. Similar to how Haste benefits just about every tanking class but Warriors
. This change is probably one of the lesser extreme changes that could be made to us - I think the only (and I hint only) thing I would likely ask is maybe have Avengers Shield always give a charge of HP (and maybe a slightly smaller CD, but that might be asking too much) even outside of Grand Crusade. This way, Dodge / Parry builders still get their Grand Crusade procs and Haste builders can still get HoPo through Avengers Shield even if GC doesn't proc. I think it's unfair that Mastery and Haste builders have benefits, but Dodge / Parry get almost nothing. Now, they... kind of do.
I'm not really opposed to trying to give Dodge / Parry a little more meaning to us. It doesn't completely neuter us, so I just look at it and go "whatever, really".