will zhen sphere be worth to take over chi wave in 5.2? considering the changes
Personally I quite like being able to throw Chi Waves on the raid, for those who need the heals. But y'know, choose on a per-boss basis.
The only way (i believe) to compare it to chi wave, and say that it actually wins, is MAYBE if you only count selfhealing done, (and its reliability), since chi wave can be evil and not jump to you.
im also confused about haste. ive heard that the more you have the faster stagger ticks, and should i go for hardcap on expertise if it means dipping haste? currently hardcapped on exp with 4.2k haste. if i go for softcap on expertise il have around 6k haste.
armory if that matters http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...ffrolla/simple
the thing about haste for me is, that it has kinda of diminishing returns. the more haste you have, the more purifying brews you can get, but the more often you purify the amount purified will decrease. so at least for me what makes sense is:
Get to a point where you're confortable with your haste to keep shuffle up, guard "on CD" and purify often (i usually aim for around 13.66 energy regen with ascencion). then go for either crit or mastery. both work. I'd go crit now specially with the new tier bonus coming up.
About hit and exp as a lot of people said on this thread already is really up to you
you don't need to wait for 15 stacks to use it, the stacks only change duration I usually use it around 9 (the cd on the ability) but sometimes use it with less (sha thrash for instance)
I like being exp hardcapped, because a bad parry on a keg smash will ruin your shuffle uptime/purify when you need it the most. but only went for exp hardcap recently when i got more gear. I felt i was losing too much of other stats to be exp hard capped
Last edited by Takerpt; 2013-02-13 at 06:46 PM.
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You lose basically 3 seconds from your shuffle uptime each Keg Smash parry (one second for KS to fail, then two to build up the chi). That's a loss of 0.8% uptime on a six minute fight assuming it drops AS SOON as you try and keg smash and it fails... and you don't get that many keg smash parries. To be quite honest with you, it's not going to kill you.
Asking if someone can review my Logs and see how I went. Any feedback on my play/character build is appreciated. Only my 2nd time playing Brewmaster in a dungeon/raid setting but looking at getting into tanking alt raids on it.
I had Power Strikes for every boss but on review I think maybe Ascension would have been better for Wind Lord (solo tanking) because I was having to hit purify every 4-5 seconds and was struggling to maintain Chi.
Currently stacked all-out haste and I quite like it, not sure if I should be looking into crit or not.
I'm not a math guy, I reforged and went based on my personal experience for instance I went "full" Mastery from Will Hc to Tsulong HC only changed to crit for Sha because I needed more elusive proc's for Dread Thrash and mastery alone wasn't going to do it. What kill tanks is spike dmg, an avoid tank (crit) is more spiky than mitigation (mastery) tanks, and even though i probably took more dmg overall then a avoid tank I was a lot less likely to die. It worked for me and for my guild. I'm not claiming its the best thing to do, just sharing my experience.
Tanking overall now more than ever, it's about personal playstyle and performance, and healing interaction. so whatever works for you and your healers It's the best build for you =)
Anyway, I'm full crit now because of t15 bonus, where the elusive brew will grant mitigation :P (It sounds a bit OP to me the proc but we'll see).
Armory: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...Taker/advanced If you want to check my toon =)
The EB part is something for some1 good in math to do, since while you get more auto attacks with more haste you also get less parry's with expertise, the chi part it might be true but one thing I rly like of being exp hard capped is knowing that with 3400 haste I'm fine Chi wise, and can dump everything else on crit/mastery. while not being hardcapped It might have a softspot as well but I never tried to find it :P
but again, I'm not claiming it's the way to go. Just what I like the most
I've said it multiple times... expertise is a very personal thing, but you do have to understand that hitting the hard cap is in fact suboptimal. If you know that, and it still works, that's fine, but it's something you need to be cognizant of, and it's something that needs to be said when discussing advice. My initial response to you was mainly because of you saying that a parried Keg Smash will hurt your shuffle uptime, which it really doesn't. I'm trying to keep this an environment with as minimal misinformation as possible and I kinda count that as such, as it's been thrown about SO MUCH over the past couple months and has been proven time and time again to be false.
Again, nothing wrong with hard capping expertise, as long as you know what you're sacrificing.
I understand that and as I said before I really apreciate your effort in the brewmaster comunity, and I didn't saw that math post but I will give it a go as you say. Haven't been in exp soft cap since the ascencion buff, so we'll see how it goes =)
anyway the bottom line from my posts, Is that people try different things and don't just go blindly after a guide because it's math wise better (like crit vs mastery). The most key thing to tanking as I said before is individual playstyle and good cooperation with healers. I've seen brewmasters with full haste, full crit and full mastery every1 with sha hc down. so we're lucky enough to not have a cookie cutter build. make use of it!