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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Nooska » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:39 am

As a RL in a 10 man, with a paladin tank (and currently tanking myself), I'd say yes, going for haste instead of mastery is definately wortwhile from the dps boost alone - the tanks are 20-25% of the damaging people in a 10 man as opposed to 12% in a 25 man, so the tanks dps matter smore in 10 man, and can actually be key to getting bosses down (especially as the tank will often be the only melee that doesn't have to worry about stuff on the floor)
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:11 am

What is better?
http://www.wowhead.com/item=86906 -- with the 500 str?

or

http://www.wowhead.com/item=86863 -- with a stam gem?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Jadhzia » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:15 am

Klaudandus wrote:What is better?
http://www.wowhead.com/item=86906 -- with the 500 str?

or

http://www.wowhead.com/item=86863 -- with a stam gem?


I'm not that far into the quest, but I understand that you will be able to add a gem slot to your sha-touched weapon. So this one will be better in the long run.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:19 am

Well, I currently have both weapons, and it's not like I will delete it, just wondering which one is better short term.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Sagara » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:39 am

I had a similar probem between a gemmed kil'rak and normal Elegion. The last is better at survival, but the DPS boost from Kil'rak is gignormous. Considering I'm in no threat of dying horribly currently, I've been going with Kil'rak until my environment evolves.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Ziz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:48 pm

What is better for a paladin, Unyielding Bloodplate http://www.wowhead.com/item=87405 or Ornate Battleplate of the Master http://www.wowhead.com/item=87402?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:17 pm

I'd go with the Exp and Mastery, just because of how valuable exp is to us.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fenris » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:52 am

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/p ... f/advanced

Pants problem,i got the token for http://www.wowhead.com/item=85320

But they are kind of terrible compared to the ones i have on.

On the other side http://www.wowhead.com/item=85340 are kind of better,but taking them i'm left 2 pieces away from the 4-p set bonus instead of 1 (and i'm not sure when i'm going to get chest/shoulder tokens,epgp and rotten luck with drops playing a huge part in it)

So....I'm stuck :?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:22 am

yeah, the pants are the weakest tier piece... i guess, get the tier pants and keep them in the bag until you can get another tier piece?

it's what I did when I got the lfr shoulders, didnt equip them until i got my helm
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fenris » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:23 pm

I'll sit on the token a bit more then...
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Sagara » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:04 am

Opinions time! My profile is in the sig. Basically, I had the tier legs from the Sha for a while, but had chosen to use my LFR helm/chest for the 2PC because I had the *very* superior legs from Vizier.

But, I just got the LFR tier shoulders last night, which means I could replace the legs from Vizier and shoulders from Ta'yak for the numerically inferior LFR shoulders and Normal Legs for the 4pc. So the basic question is - is the set bonus really worth losing 2k stam? I'm far from convinced...
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fetzie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:27 am

I'm far from convinced that it is worth going for 4set even if you have all the heroic pieces upgraded to 517.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Lastwolf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:39 am

the cooldown reduction in AD by a minute is pretty valuable.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fetzie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:43 am

Lastwolf wrote:the reduction in DP by a minute is pretty valuable.


It is Ardent Defender that is reduced by the 2 set, and in which situations is it valuable? You still can't really use it in a cooldown rotation because it has a 2 minute CD and is only a 20% CD (you get DP every ~40 seconds and it is a 20% cooldown), and how often do you think the cheat death actually does something?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Lastwolf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:46 am

yeah, I corrected my error, just not fast enough.

The cheat death function is very rarely used, mechanics are often altered these days to no, you die regardless of AD, which is a really annoying.

But it's still a useful ability, you saying you never use it ?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fetzie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:23 am

I use AD when I need it, but I can't remember the last time I was wishing it only had a 2 minute cooldown instead of 3.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby protadinXX » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:39 pm

Hey guys, long time member, first post. Looking for advice, as I have a bunch of purchases coming up in the next few weeks.

To start, here's my char: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/l ... n/advanced

I'm starting up non-LFR raiding this week with MSV/HOF, but will continue with LFR, obviously. I'm following Noxxic's stat priority here, so if that's a bad idea, please let me know:

Control + Threat
Stamina > Melee Hit (7.5%) > Expertise (15%) > Haste > Mastery > Parry > Dodge

I'm going to just assume I won't get any loot from raiding and focus on what I know I can get. That way, I can chop things off the list if I do get those slots from raiding.

Blue gear needed to replace ASAP, in order of need from highest to lowest:

Helm > Belt > Cloak > Ring > Bracers

My plan for replacements:

Helm: [Yi's Least Favorite Helmet]
Belt: [Immovable Waistplate]
Cloak: [Yi's Cloak of Courage]
Ring: [Alani's Inflexible Ring]
Bracers: [Battle Shadow Bracers]

I mean, those really seem to be the best I can get from vendors, so I don't know that there's much to discuss there. If anyone has suggestions for anything to change or a different order to plan to purchase those items in, I'm all ears. What I'll plan on doing, though, is using my extra rolls on the next item lower on the list from the item I'll be able to buy that week.

Thanks for your time guys, have a great week!
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:41 pm

One quick upgrade that should be easy to get, 450 Helm from the AH =P

Perhaps, my biggest concern is the amount of dodge/parry gems you have in your gear

And if you finish the klaxxi's questline, you should get a free 489 Ring, which is close to BiS for someone doing normals, and the golden lotus one gives you a free neck.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby protadinXX » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks, Klaudandus. I just found that klaxxi ring, myself. I'm not far from exalted and have all the guys summoned, so I should be able to get that ring this week, knocking that one off the list. I'm pretty far from GL exalted, but I have commendation, so I'll keep working on that and should be a good upgrade.

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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby econ21 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:01 am

Klaudandus wrote:One quick upgrade that should be easy to get, 450 Helm from the AH =P


I usually go for Honour helms as the quickest failsafe way to get a meta-gem. You get about 900 honour for your first victory at Tol Barad with the weekly quest and a lot for other victories.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:24 am

econ21 wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:One quick upgrade that should be easy to get, 450 Helm from the AH =P


I usually go for Honour helms as the quickest failsafe way to get a meta-gem. You get about 900 honour for your first victory at Tol Barad with the weekly quest and a lot for other victories.


Hadn't thought of that =P
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:40 pm

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/f ... dus/simple

I can either buy http://www.wowhead.com/item=93264 or purchase 3 VP upgrades to my gear -- what do I do?

And if I go for the VP ugprades -- which upgrades?
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Fetzie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:40 pm

Klaudandus wrote:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/feathermoon/Klaudandus/simple

I can either buy http://www.wowhead.com/item=93264 or purchase 3 VP upgrades to my gear -- what do I do?

And if I go for the VP ugprades -- which upgrades?

I'd hold off on the boots, another two bosses and you can loot http://www.wowhead.com/item=86201

Out of the items you currently have equipped, I would upgrade the chest. With the boost to your hit and expertise you should be able to swap a hit/haste gem for a stamina/haste (or a pure stamina gem if you don't mind losing the STR socket bonus).

You could always buy the stamina trinket from the ShadoPan for 1750 VP.
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:10 pm

the problem is that we are still stuck on garalon =/
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Re: Gear Check/Advice Thread (All Specific Advice Requests H

Postby Sagara » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:08 am

Garalon is pure technique and will go down soon enough. Don't spend VP on anything else but upgrades. BTW, is there ANYTHING non-heroic that can beat your belt? Because that's be a safe long-term, if somewhat non-optimal short-term, bet.
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