it's quite annoying to be low on expertise and hit, but manageable with taunt. Ideally you should have less than 5 expertise and 5% hit. Of course if you're talking about non heroics you likely overgear the content and it doesn't matter.
/castsequence reset=6 Thrash(Bear Form), Swipe(Bear Form)
this will cast thrash, then cast swipe until thrash is off CD. F'ing amazing and helps me out alot.
a useful marco which should be on the main post
I think every time I post in this thread I'm just gonna add the following at the bottom:
(The author of this bear thread is awol and not updating)
hmm..not sure if thats right, i was gemmed +stam all the way and forged to dodge...after downing atramedes10hc and checking wol i saw i had ~7.5k dps (ranked..~90 i think)..where as #1 had 14k!...checked his armory..he was exp/hit capped, agi gemmed (which actually is recommended by rawr/ej once ur fullepic)...well after regemming it came down to the forging...after checking wol again i saw he had a ~55% uptime for savage defense..vs my ~28% -> i hit/exp capped...seeing as i only lost like ~2% dodge and 3.5mastery for ~twice the uptime on savage defense i THINK its a good way to roll...eventho i havent raided with this setup yet..but will raid in a couple of hours.
will see how it works :X...
(btw numbers are from the top of my head..but im pretty sure im almost accurat!
/e: he had agi trinkets (halfus hc+valor trinket) ..so a pretty small hp pool which was the only thing that actually concerned me :|
I recently decided to start tanking as a druid. This thread has helped me hugely. NOW here comes what I want to make sure....expertise has me slightly confused. It says I have 200 expertise rating (but only 6 expertise). I just want to make sure I am soft capped upon this details?
Last edited by jrheeder; 2011-03-15 at 12:27 AM.
Here's my bear guide in priority order:
1.get 160k health in bear form buffed
2.gem stuff with agi, but get socket bonuses. use austere meta.
3.take highest ilvl agi leather gear you can get, but look for crit mastery and reforge crit to dodge
4.mangle lacerate pulverize on 3 lacerate (randomly mashing face on keyboard after first mangle hits also works out)
5.you don't need hit or expertise, but you can get it if you want it. I don't really care.
Last edited by bavarcarus; 2011-03-11 at 08:19 PM.