Remove Advertisements

Is reckoning needed?

How to get started.

Moderators: Fridmarr, Worldie, Aergis, lythac

Is reckoning needed?

Postby Girard » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:05 pm

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=scZxhthx0dMgqtVbx

Since reckoning, and redoubt, are both based off being hit, and as my avoidance increases, the viability of both decreases. 10% chance of less then half of my attacks hit == ~5% chance to actually get a proc, if that.
Redoubt suffers the same problem, as my avoidance increases, the times it comes up decreases, and even then it's a rather redundant talent once you get holy shield, which is far more reliable and offers a damage return with bonus threat too.

I figure Weapon Expertise over reckoning will offer more reliable threat (fewer misses/parries/dodge) and the Devo aura will offer better and more reliable mitigation overall to my party. The 3 pts into D.Int are just throwaway points, honestly.


Is this spec viable for a raiding scenario? or is the standard 0/49/12 spec still the better option?
Girard
 
Posts: 418
Joined: Wed May 30, 2007 2:15 pm

Postby Prepared » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:05 am

It is still better than Weapon Expertise, and 3 points in Imp. Seal of the Crusader would benefit your threat-per-mana more than 2 points in Divine Intellect.
"Judgement day's not coming soon enough."


Image

Defense < 490 = Healing gear or Hydross gear.
User avatar
Prepared
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:28 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby Mortehl » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:16 am

Girard, I've been questioning the use of reckoning versus raid bosses myself lately.

I tried an experimental build last night (See my build theorycrafting post) and although the experiment was ultimately a failure (wtfpwnage), I did pick up a couple things:

1) Imp SoR is VERY useful. The amount of damage it outputs was pretty f'in sweet when used in conjunction with SoTC.

2) Threat generation was off the hook. I was at 3k+ TPS during maulgar and averaged +1200~+1500 TPS on Gruul despite ground slams.

Next week, I am going to give up reckoning to put Ardent Defender back in place, plus make a couple of other minor tweaks.


BTW - Redoubt is worth the 5 points and shield specialization is as well. Redoubt has a nack of filling in the lag on re-application of holy shield. Shield spec adds a very nice amount of damage reduction. Remember, even 1 point of damage reduced adds up over time.

If I were you, I'd take the 3 points out of Divine Intellect, the 3 out of precision, and 2 out of Weapon Expertise and max out Redoubt/Shield spec. I firmly believe the net result of investing 3 points into Weapon Expertise instead of precision is far more valuable to maintankadins.
Arthas, we're coming for you. (Eventually)
Mortehl
Moderator
 
Posts: 1289
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:25 am
Location: Naxx 10 prepping for Naxx 25


Return to Basic Training & Talents

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest


Remove Advertisements

Who is online

In total there are 2 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 380 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest