Originally Posted by topher123890
So I guess what you're saying is I could use at least some agility/stam gems instead of pure agility?
No, exactly the opposite, actually.
Would that be something I would want in every socket (except 2 yellows for the meta) or just certain ones, maybe just to hit the agility socket bonuses?
If I replace all of my 40 agility gems with 20 agi/30 stam, that would give me about 210 more stam for a little over 2k health. Not sure if 2k health would be worth losing 140 agility.
Question: how do you know feral tank gear?
Answer: it has crit and mastery.
That's the fast and dirty way to tell bear tank gear. Anything with hit/exp/mastery/crit are good for bear tanks. Haste blows, obviously, and reforging haste to mastery, exp, hit is a good idea whenever possible.
I'm not a huge fan of reforging to dodge, especially if you have the alchemist stone (never reforge mastery to dodge, ever!), but if you feel you must, go for it.
The deal with mastery vs dodge is that dodge has diminishing returns, so the more you reforge to dodge, the less valuable all that dodge is. Mastery, on the other hand, is still the totally kick-ass stat that you can pool and it always is worth it. (Yes, bear mastery, like a DK, only works against physical dmg, but so does dodge)
Were I you, I would gem for pure agility, with 2 mastery/stam gems (Puissant) to get decent socket bonuses/activate your meta (IF you really want a bear only spec, otherwise consider a Glinting Demonseye). If the socket bonus isn't 20-30 agility, or some really easy crit or mastery, just go straight agility. Sark of the Unwatched
is a decent example of a time where doing 2 delicates vs 1 delicate and 1 adept (20 agi/20 mastery) is a fairly close call. 2 delicates might be preferred, but since mastery is such a good stat for bears I think it can be excused this once. For your belt, though, I would probably just go dual delicates.
The reason I brought up trinkets was to point out that you can use two high stam trinkets and just stack agility elsewhere without worrying about stam. For tanking, I use Moonwell Phial
and Scales of Life
. I do this because I don't get any extra stam from anywhere else, save for puissant gem in my helm for a 30 agility bonus/meta activation.