Ergh, ugly stats on that tier. Still not a single point of haste on prot tier. I mean, blizzard has acknowledged that its basically our best stat (second to hit/exp etc), yet refuses to put it on any Paladin gear.
Meh, I'll be passing on T15 the same as every other set of tier gear since I started tanking anyway. More DPS kills bosses far more quickly and reliably that a bit of less damage taken over-all.
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Meh. Lackluster as usual. Sigh. If this goes to T16/T17 and the 4 sets start doing what they did back in Cataclysm (raidwide minor buffs etc) we're going to be shafted because Blizzard refuse to itemise our gear. This reminds me of Vanilla. AGILITY AND SPIRIT AM STRONK YUZ?
And yes, both the 2p and 4p bonuses are quite bad so I'm not even sure I want any tier pieces this patch.
They don't put it on tank gear because for some reason they're stuck in the model where plate tank gear can't have haste on it :/
I wonder if they'll ever realize that dodge/parry just don't work well and remove one of them as an item stat (replace parry rating on gear with haste, improve the dodge conversion and be done with it)
4p is good at first glance, but after thinking about it, it is kinda situational aswell. Not many fights where it will be great really. Decent TDR but still lacks the on demand.
I like 2p more than 4p tbh. 2p looks bad on paper, but have some niche uses, 4p is the opposite, looks good on paper but in reality not so great.
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New(er) to Paladin tanking again since I didn't play my Paladin really since BC days. BrM is my main and loving it, with my pally alt I am gearing now. With that said though, didn't they come out and say they were going to change some of our abilities in the near future to not rely on haste so much and get us back to tanking stats for mitigation because of the way they changed it this tier?
I could have swore I saw something to that effect.
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Most recent from GC said it was gonna be all 4, but the current ptr is just dodge parry i believe.
Would it be beneficial to grab a piece with crit and haste vs. a piece with dodge/parry + hit/expertise (if both hit & expertise are capped already)? I know crit is terrible but it can be reforged so, what would you guys say?
Currently having a hard time deciding what to use my Valor on.