Post by razzem
I found this on wowwiki:
See also: Attack power, Stat comparison#STR vs AGI
Strength (often abbreviated STR) has the following effects:
Increases attack power with melee or ranged weapons:
Warriors, shamans, druids and paladins gain 2 melee attack power per point of strength.
Rogues, hunters, mages, priests gain 1 melee attack power per point of strength.
Increases the amount of damage blocked with a shield for shield-using classes (warrior, paladin and shaman)
Strength does not affect critical strike chances at all. Strength does not improve chance to block, but rather the amount of damage blocked when a block occurs. This amount is determined by strength and by the block value of the shield.
Which makes me wonder if it would be advantageous for a Protection spec to consider Divine Strength since it is a TOTAL 10% Strength increase, which could potentially do a lot for you shield dmg absorption. Does anyone know how much this actually adds in to shield absorption value?
edit to add:
the build would look like this: http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=sLZVotIx0dRRqtV0x0h
Precision and Divine strength would have to be balanced... and Pursuit of Justice, I guess