Far as I'm concerned higher iLevel is always good even if it isn't well itemized. The extra Agil/Stam should make it worth it and heck we get a little boost to our pitiful armor.
Outside of your bracers I don't see what you have to complain about =P I don't really count trinkets they are fickle creatures, I remember how long my DK used Mirror of Broken Images for a long time vs magic fights. Got legs from H Stone Guard and a marginal upgrade to my cloak but outside of that haven't seen a drop since before Thanksgiving....
I don't see the next tier coming out any time soon and I think the % of guilds through heroic HoF/Terrace is still very small. Hopefully I'm most of the way through it before they drop any nerfs though now that I have a good group.
To me, ilvl doesn't matter as much as what secondary stats the item has. I will use a 276 cloak with crit/haste over a 296 cloak with hit/mastery all day long.
I've worked hard to get gear that doesn't have mastery on it and valor upgrading the pieces I have instead of getting some of the 296 stuff from HoF. Most of that junk is horribly itemized for us.
I'll assume your 4 key is broken So you'd pass up 503 Protector legs in this scenario? http://www.wowhead.com/compare?items=90518
Had the 489 legs until last night so figured it was a good example
lmao, yes..meant 476/496. Sorry, feeling a little under the weather today and this cold medicine has me out of it.
Yes, I would pass those leggings to my bear co-tank and keep my 489 legs. Using Valor Upgrading, when finished, the Stoneflesh Leggings will be ilvl 497 and give me optimal stats.
We only have one STR user in our group so DK has been swimming in loot the last few weeks.... I know they wanted a pally or something but they are stuck with me =P
Haha, yeah our only plate user is a frost dk and she's been very lucky. Because my co-tank is a bear, I've been debating leveling my blood dk so there wouldn't be any competition for tanking gear. We've already had one squabble over the 496 boots that drop from the first boss in HoF. I told him I'd stay away from his mastery gear if he stayed away from my haste gear.
I'm still trying to get my guild to drop one of our tanks to DPS to take over for my Spriest and let me tank. In ilvl464 I know I can give us a ton more dps and a better tank quite frankly. Problem is we'd be going from 3 priests to 3 monks. Someday I'll convince them...
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I've read this (and other) threads from start to finish. I have to admit that I am a little confused about stat allocations. I feel like I may have more than enough haste and should probably start putting some into crit.
I'd like some input if you guys don't mind.
Here is my armory link: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...Zengate/simple
Here is a link to a WoL kill: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/r...?s=2975&e=3322
Also, at what haste rating do you begin to consider switching from PS to ascension? I understand that much of this depends on playstyle but I'd like some input.
Well, I changed Jab Talent to Ascension, wich I think it's better. My survivability grew as I had more haste and could generate more chi. I went to exp cap and I think im better than before. Anyone went to exp cap and feel it's better than less exp/more haste and crit?
PS is going to give you more chi until 9k+ haste than Asc would. You wouldn't really want that much chi however...as was discussed previously. What Asc does is give you some quality of life things and more chi in a short term window in case shit starts moving fan-ward. Your rotation also feels 'smoother' with Asc. It's sort of your own opinion though if a few more chi over a fight is worth the trade. There is no right or wrong answer.
Edit: Damn Mad beat me to it.
Just curious, about to have a brewmaster to 90, would the tank or the agi DMC trinklet be any good to start out with?
What are the thoughts on the Dominance agility/crit (on use) trinket (can't remember the name)?
Not a fan of on use trinkets, especially for Brewmaster.
See, I think on use is better for monk, considering we don't have many CDs and our biggest issue is bursts or special circumstances.
Granted, I don't know that crit on use is good idea, that's why I'm asking about that trinket, but I like on use in general.