Hey guys, I just came back to tanking on prot since 4.2ish, and from what I'm reading I'm quite confused.
1. Stat priority - have seen sacredduty.net's (theck's) write ups - Hit>exp hardcap > haste > mastery?
-http://sacredduty.net/2012/10/02/damage-smoothing-expertise-mastery-and-haste/In the past, we’ve suggested hit to cap, expertise to soft-cap, and then mastery and haste. But I think that you could make a strong argument that our first two priorities should be to hard-cap both hit and expertise. After that, any combination of mastery and haste is good – each have their pros and cons, and it’s really hard to definitively say that one is better than the other.
So (correct me if wrong please) we cap hit (7.5%), hardcap expertise (15%), then go for haste or mastery. Avoidance stats (parry/dodge) are no longer that valuable - ergo, this sounds like I aim for almost Ret-like gearing? (Exception of not gemming for Strength, of course).
2. Seals - I missed the memo where SOI is now our tanking seal. From what I've read, we use SOI now? And we pair that with Battle Healer for OP group heals? Is it true that HOTR will proc the melee heal from SOI on every mob it hits?
3. What are the glyphs you guys use? I'm thinking Alabaster Shield + Battle Healer + Final Wrath. Might consider Divine Protection glyph and Consecration if neccessary.