Thanks for your answer Larra.
I don't know WHERE this is coming from, as usual I dont use math just pull numbers out of the ether, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that 1h's had a 100% chance to generate 1 stack on crit and then something like a 50% chance to generate a second stack? To make up for the stack chance we were losing by removed the 2nd attack from Tiger Strikes.
If I'm not totally thrown off, by having just woken up the calc for elusive brew is something along the lines of 1.5*WeaponSpeed/2.6, so a 2.6 speed weapon (basically any 1h) would give a proc rate of 1.5 or 1 proc EVERY crit and 50% chance for a second, then 2h is 3*Weaponspeed/3.6, which using the two weapons you link would give proc rates of
Ghostheart: 3, so 100% chance for 3, the max possible proc
Snowdrift: 2.66 recurring so 100% chance for 2, with 66.66 chance for a third
Reading the A song of Ice and Fire series is like playing with an adorable puppy, then someone comes up out of nowhere and shoots the puppy, then punches you in the face
Here is a chart of expected Elusive Brew based on various combinations of haste and crit.
Note the haste and crit are your unbuffed numbers, then the chart assumes you have raid buffs to come up with the expected charges.
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Edit: That link might also be worth posting in the auras/addons part of the main guide. I personally use most of these auras along with the stagger damage one from the main post of the WeakAuras post.
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finally i got lucky and got many LFR items today, but after running HoF i realized that im having lots of problem doing AoE damage while trying to get stagger always up.
how do you guys do? i mean, i know how to open but its insane how i barely get one shotted by mobs right after if i dont have stagger
before the pull expel harm and pull with lightning with luck u have 2 chi for a blackoutkick. if not, throw the keg. maybe u want to get jade wind, this gives u shuffle. i was tanking all the bladelord adds + boss and the wind did a very solid job. but then its quite easy. u hit more then 3 tagets with your crane kick u get one chi, so crane kick, crane kick, blackoutkick and again, again again....but this would be a dream scenario. this is not the case because your stagger sometimes goes yellow or red so u need the chi to dumpen that. so try not to spend all chi on shuffle, try to have something about 15 secs and stay on the chi for a brew. but with keg giving you 2 chi, jade wind giving you shuffle and crane kick giving you 1 chi there isn't any problem at all imo.
So I finally managed to get into LFR this week and I have to say I was nervous having never tanked a raid previously and only being an equipped ilvl458. I know it's LFR but I felt that I was doing a much better job than than the warrior tanks and the DK tank that I was paired with. The only times I was ever close to dying were on Garajal (when I went into the spirit realm towards the end of the fight and saw 20+ spirits) and on Will of the Emperor because it took me 75% of the fight to realize how I needed to dodge the attacks. I for sure had high dps in much lower gear (not too surprised here), had no trouble holding aggro and was holding my own in healing. Using all my abilities like I needed to be using them and make my healers jobs really easy was super rewarding.
Really hoping that my guild will start seriously considering using me for tanking after this. I think that once I start getting a little bit more geared I'll be a far better choice for tank than one of the two we currently have.
So I'm a sad guy who was depending on AMR for gem/enchant/reforges and blindly did what he told me too (stack stam)
My brewmaster is Grimshang at Goldrinn (US) and he's pretty much bad right now. Any help on the weights? And is Hawkmaster's Talon better than Relic of Xuen?
Thank you all.
AMR isn't working correctly for Brewmasters and really shouldn't be used until it's fixed. There are other sites out there right now that will help you reforge and gem correctly. I would suggest removing any bonus stamina gems/enchants you are using and focus on agility, haste, crit, and expertise as you need them. This will help your active mitigation a lot. Also, I don't know a lot about trinkets but I thought that I saw that Hawkmasters is one of the better trinkets for us.
(also Xuen's better)
And yeah Hawkmaster's not bad... but I'd replace it first if anything better drops. I'm not a fan of haste on CD trinkets.
Pretty close to getting Xuen's. I have 6 cards, 3 of them are serpents that I should be able to trade and going to try and see what I can get my guild to do to help me get whatever I have left.
Xuen, the White Tiger keeps taunting like he has growl. I don't mind him taking some damage, but his AI makes him stand behind the enemy which causes the enemy to turn around when taunted and screw with everyone's positioning.
How do I make him not do that?