My guild's Prot Pally is better geared than our Prot Warrior but takes 2x as much damage, and the healers say he goes from 100% health to 40% in 1 second. I can say for sure that when VooDoo Dolls is on him, and not the Prot Warrior, the healers have a hell of a time keeping the other 2 people up and personal CDs are used like crazy, and he's our "one dog tank" on Stone Guard and takes just as much damage as the Warrior tanking 2. He also has trouble holding aggro and does about half the damage of the warrior, even though he says he's reforged and gemmed for threat (which we figured would explain some of his damage taken increase). He says that pallies are just in a horrible spot right now, and that he's doing everything right. He's extremely averse to suggestions from anyone, but we're stuck and he's holding us back from progressing so we need to change something, and can't really get a new tank since we're on a dead server.
The question is, is he right that pallies are just taking a ton more damage than other tanks right now (that healers should be spamming fast heals on him the whole time he's tanking), and that his threat and damage should also be low? I hadn't heard anything about pallies lagging behind, but he insists they are. In addition, any other tips would be much appreciated.
When we first started raiding in MSV he wasn't using SotR because he said he needed to use the holy power to heal. We explained that he needed to use it on both single target and multi target fights, and that he needed to focus on keeping the buff up, so he's started using it more (although it still seems low).
I realize this will make it hard but I don't have logs to post and feel uncomfortable posting his profile since he gets so angry anytime someone questions him. Unbuffed he has over 480k health, 16% mastery, 7.78% hit, 7.23% expertise, 51k armor, 13% parry, almost 5% dodge.