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For the longest time i have been attracted to avoidance tanking. Though i know druids are the ones who ought to be stacking dodge, i was wondering if with the DW viability, in terms of threat, and the increase in BS dmg if frost avoidance tanking would be possible.
i currently tank ulduar (2 or 3 pieces shy of BIS gear before 25 man hard modes) with 60 % avoidance (and 36k hp unbuffed) which jumps to around 61.5 with the sigil of deflection proc (which is up all the time).
with 2 main hand weapons with + defense on them i would run close to 534 defense; re-gemming would would give me defense cap of 540 with a loss of at most 1k hp. i do gain about 2.1 % parry + dodge given that i have two main hand weapons like the last laugh
3.2 comes along and i loose another 1.3k hp this puts me at 33.7k hp unbuffed. However, enchanting for 2% parry on each (looing 2 % health) and retaining the same amount of stam (which is roughly true) i would in net stand at 33k hp unbuffed and in frost presence however i would have gained 2.1 + 4 % = 6.1 % avoidance. If i spec into frost with Frigid dreadplate this would total to a 9.1% avoidance increase in terms of incoming physical damage.
all in all i would be walking into combat with 70-71% avoidance and 33k hp: it seems as if i am trading 3-3.5k hp for 9.1 % avoidance and possibly some threat.
I am currently speced blood and the 6% stam from vetran of the third war being nerfed to 3% and being traded off for improved frost presence would correspond to only a 650 hp loss at the most since 2% of net dmg reduction corresponds to more than 3% stam
my guilds main tank, warrior, walks in with 33k hp and markedly better gear than mine: it seems as if a 71% avoidance would makeup for a lack of a shield ... are my numbers wrong?