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Quick and probably nub question..

Postby opiespank » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:52 am

What stat should I be focusing on most? I have been told by guildies that I need to get hit (8%) and exp (26) capped before anything else. Because of this, I have been changing parry and dodge into hit and exp as needed reach these goals.

Is this the correct assumption or should mastery be my main stat?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Njall » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:59 am

opiespank wrote:What stat should I be focusing on most? I have been told by guildies that I need to get hit (8%) and exp (26) capped before anything else. Because of this, I have been changing parry and dodge into hit and exp as needed reach these goals.

Is this the correct assumption or should mastery be my main stat?

Thanks in advance,

Keith


Read up on the equipment guides and the FAQ. You really don't want to go whole hog on Hit and Expertise - if anything you should reforge to Mastery. Threat isn't a huge problem in Cata (assuming you have a decent opening routine and rotation). With healing being as mana-intensive as it is, mitigation and avoidance are of greater importance than just stacking stam.

We. Love. Mastery.

Now, where are those links...

Did I mention Mastery?

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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Arcand » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:17 am

Stamina isn't everything, but it's still good. When you have a thick health bar,
your healers have time to use their efficient stuff instead of their fast stuff.
(That's a hard benefit to quantify so you don't hear about it a lot, but I damn
sure notice the difference when I'm healing.)

There are gem cuts now called puissant that are mastery/stamina splits;
I'm wearing a lot of those. I'm happy to see hit and expertise on my gear,
but I'm not actively pursuing them.

Very good, actively pursue
Mastery
Stamina

Nice, pursue but not at the expense of the above
Expertise
Dodge
Hit
Parry
Strength

Better than nothing, I guess
Crit
Haste
Agility
Spell power

Very (very) nearly useless
Intellect
Spirit
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Njall » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:19 am

Arcand wrote:There are gem cuts now called puissant that are mastery/stamina splits;
I'm wearing a lot of those. I'm happy to see hit and expertise on my gear,
but I'm not actively pursuing them.


Yes, I have a lot of those. And they sell well in the AH too. :D
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby opiespank » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:47 am

So should I reforge for mastery?

I will post my armory link in the other post instead of cross posting here.

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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Njall » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:53 am

opiespank wrote:So should I reforge for mastery?

I will post my armory link in the other post instead of cross posting here.

Thanks,


Keith


There is a thread on it in the gear advice forum. Reforge threat stats into Mastery is the rule of thumb (there's more to it than that, of course). Reforge dual avoidance into Mastery as well - usually the stat that is suffering from the most diminishing returns. Again, there's a lot of discussion on this. I see you've posted to the gear advice thread - that's a great place to start.
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby opiespank » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:01 pm

Yeah, I will do some more reading. Thanks for help.
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby bldavis » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:34 pm

Njall wrote:
Arcand wrote:There are gem cuts now called puissant that are mastery/stamina splits;
I'm wearing a lot of those. I'm happy to see hit and expertise on my gear,
but I'm not actively pursuing them.


Yes, I have a lot of those. And they sell well in the AH too. :D

ty njall, you just decided what gem cut im getting when i do my jc daily tonight
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Njall » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:39 pm

bldavis wrote:
Njall wrote:
Arcand wrote:There are gem cuts now called puissant that are mastery/stamina splits;
I'm wearing a lot of those. I'm happy to see hit and expertise on my gear,
but I'm not actively pursuing them.


Yes, I have a lot of those. And they sell well in the AH too. :D

ty njall, you just decided what gem cut im getting when i do my jc daily tonight


Yes, Pinky. Tonight we will cut gems until we control the Auction House. Then, with our vast financial leverage we be able to get Saurfang drunk. We will then take his battleaxe and, with its unstoppable cleaving powers, WE SHALL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby bldavis » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:02 pm

Njall wrote: Yes, Pinky. Tonight we will cut gems until we control the Auction House. Then, with our vast financial leverage we be able to get Saurfang drunk. We will then take his battleaxe and, with its unstoppable cleaving powers, WE SHALL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!


or at least the horde?
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Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Malthrax » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:33 am

NARF!
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Re: Quick and probably nub question..

Postby Njall » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:38 am

Malthrax wrote:NARF!


Ghostcrawler and his Narf-bat

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