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BiS Wrist

Postby VJain » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:51 am

Is it [Bracers of Dark Reckoning] or [Gargoyle Spit Bracers] (277 and 264 respectively)?

I've seen a thread which say it's Gargoyle Spit "obviously" but I don't seem to follow the reasoning behind this. Could someone please help me out on this? Is the 600 bonus armor worth the other stats?


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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:03 am

In the past, arguably yes, the bonus armor was worth it. In the future, what with reforging, possibly not.
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby VJain » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:12 am

How about now? Since reforging isn't available?
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby Digren » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:04 am

Differences:
+663 armor
-20 str
-17 sta
-6 def rating
-12 dodge rating
-46 parry rating

Analysis:
For BiS, I assume you mean survivability best in slot (not threat gear or some other gimmicky set). Survivability in WotLK is exclusively focused on effective health. That means avoidance stats are not valuable.

Effective Health Differences:
+663 armor
-17 sta

Effective Health Analysis:
For typical fights with a small proportion of magic damage, 10 armor provides about the same effective health benefit as 1 stamina. Thus, gaining 663 armor is approximately equivalent to gaining 66 stamina, providing more than enough offset against the 17 actual stamina lost.

Conclusion:
The Heroic iLvl 264 Gargoyle Spit Bracers are best in slot
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:13 am

Reforging will likely be available next week.

Right now, I'm still wearing the Gargoyle bracers.
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby Petrus » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:22 am

I would wear the 264 wrists if I had them, but Marrowgar gave up his wrists and I haven't seen Saurfang's, so take what you can get but if you have both then go with Saurfang's.
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby VJain » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:07 pm

Great! Thanks guys.

I recall reading about a EH calculator... is that an addon or a spreadsheet/macro/program? A link would be much appreciated.
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby Vrimmel » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:57 am

Don't go for any gear with bonus armor. After the patch which will likely come next week they will remove almost all of it without giving any stat refund.
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Re: BiS Wrist

Postby VJain » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:30 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I just learned about that a few days ago, so I finished farming rep for Argent Crusade since I'm currently using the Engineer BoP helm enchant.
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