Hit/Exp a must?

Paladin
Hello, i am a fairly new tank.

I would like some input on the status of my gear as well as any other advice regarding gearing and obtaining the hit/exp caps.

Thank you!
Your not going be hitting those caps without sacrificing a deal of mitigation/avoidance in lower then 359 gear imo but thats just me. BTW I fail hard!
i think grabbing some threat and then popping divine protection when you end up picking up like 2 or more mobs during an heroic would be ok to have less avoidance. If you cant hit the mob it may get a bit difficult eh?
Don't worry about hitpertise.
Expertise soft cap is 26, hard cap is...uh, 56 IIRC. Hit's 8% like everybody else. You'll want those caps ASAP, but not at the (explicit) cost of avoidance. Between those stats alone, you want to prioritize expertise until soft cap, then hit, then expertise until hard cap.

Remember, not dying is important to a tank's job and so is minimizing damage, but neither of those jobs matter if you can't hold aggro in the first place and/or your threat ceiling is so low the DPS can't kill a mob before the healer runs OOM. Hit and expertise raise your threat ceiling, ergo they're of extreme importance in tanking.

Now, if your DPS is going all-out and not close to your threat ceiling or your healer can't manage your incoming damage, sure you want to stack more avoidance. Otherwise, stick to maximizing threat first and foremost, and that means expertise and hit.
thank you for your input.

So what are the round about numbers that a tank should have in avoidance?

If you would armory me, and give me some feedback...that would be a great help.
The reason a lot of people like mastery is that, yes, Dodge is 100% as opposed to 40%, but you can block 1 in 2 attacks as opposed to 1 in 9. Once you reach 102.4, you should stop stacking mastery, because at that point, you will never take a full melee hit and Avoidance becomes worth more. Until then, there isn't much point in worrying about Hit/Exp, and hitting the hard cap is unrealistic unless you sacrifice much of your survivability.
i took some advice and changed a few things around, and also got some upgrades.

Looking at my stats im still kinda low on avoidance i believe...

Would this suffice for initial raiding?
01/08/2011 12:19 AMPosted by Ampicillin
Hello, i am a fairly new tank.

I would like some input on the status of my gear as well as any other advice regarding gearing and obtaining the hit/exp caps.

Thank you!

Hi!
Check my gear guide
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827524118

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