yes, go back 2 pages and you can see
Last edited by Elunedra; 2013-08-05 at 01:21 PM.
TREE DURID IS 4 PEE
Hello there. longtime lurker on the Druids page of MMO.
Ive recently decided to start gearing my druid this expansion (lvled to 90 early and didnt touch her since), and im just curious if my gemming/gearing coise overall is decent and/or anything ive done less well in this.
My druid <-armory.
I often feel im a bit low on threat when it comes to aoe packs in 5mans / aoe in lfr such as gates on horridon and such. how do you guys handle aoe packs w/o any vengance at pull?
also curious around these lvls of gear im at should i favor stamina more from blue sockets/enchants/LW patches or should i just go full retard on critt after hit/exp?
yeah i geared up in one night so alot of t14 content still ( 441>489 in a few hours with coins lol )
so critt does that much for threat thought it was mostly for rage regen to keep savage up.
and yeah in hc/normal horridon for example is way easier to handle adds. it just felt that when ppl actually weent for adds i couldnt keep em on me :<
also curious if i should try n get t15 4 set or just 2set and rest offslots?
was thinking about the 2 set bonus + glypth of FR
the 2 set gives you a 40 rage FR, does that mean that if you use the glypth you get no heals at all as its not valid to use a 40 rage FR with glyph
TREE DURID IS 4 PEE
From front page:
As much as I love me some guardian buffs, I have to question this a little. With a 12 second duration and a 30 second cooldown, is there really any reason to not just macro it into Savage Defense? I mean you're going to be using it on cooldown 90% of the time anyway. Seems like a pretty poorly thought out way to buff the spec to me.Thick Hide Increases the armor bonus of Bear Form to 330%, reduces all magical damage taken by 25%, reduces all physical damage taken by 12%, and reduces the chance you'll be critically hit by attacks by 6%. Also reduces the cooldown on Barkskin by 30 sec. Druid - Guardian Spec.
Last edited by aggixx; 2013-08-07 at 02:28 AM.
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On the same token, I understand why they did it: to help us mitigate the often-occuring big tank hits since our active mitigation doesn't do anything in terms of reducing the size of these bigs hits. Are there better ways to do this in the long term? Absolutely, however I think this indicates Blizz is really going to push for a Guardian AM change in 6.0... Band-aids before major fixes.
I noticed they also snuck in a 10% crit buff to Mangle as a passive for DoC (the reduction in proc rate to 40% being to keep the current proc rate the same with the Mangle buff). Off the top of my head, I don't think this will be a good enough damage increase to compete with the other talents... people can feel free to do the math to prove/disprove my hunch. No mention of the duration of the proc itself, we'll probably have to wait until it hits the PTR to check.
*edit* - Scratch that, did a little digging and it appears the buff duration will be 20 seconds.
Last edited by exochaft; 2013-08-07 at 02:42 AM.
Well... at least this way, you could keep up a cycle of Barkskin & SD, so while SD charges are recharing, you have Barkskin up.
So you'd go through 30 sec phases of taking 20% less damage for 12 sec, and then the RNG drops by for a visit for 20 secs.
10% crit buff to Mangle.... weren't people already hitting the soft crit cap anyway? Maybe they want people to shift to using haste or mastery more at that point in gear.
well, soft crit cap is for white hits, not yellow so it doesnt really matter.
lol with RoR i gues you cna reach the hardcap on crit, i havent tryed it yet tho
but the 10% crit on magle and magle crits beeying one of our primairy rage generators....
seems to make DoC the must have talent?
would be better if it was like a 10% dmg increase on mangle instead, as that wont affect our rage generation, since none of the T7 talents affect rage generation
TREE DURID IS 4 PEE
I did some rough napkin math using damage distributions I have from current content, and applying the DoC change to the values would have DoC being less than 2% of a total damage gain versus not having any tier 90 talent (closer to 1% in high Vengeance encounters, and this doesn't assume the damage loss from losing GCD's to use HT). The problem is that the crit benefit gets worse as our Vengeance gets high, since Thrash and Lacerate begin to dominate our total damage output, making the DoC crit buff matter less with respect to our total damage output (where HotW and NV will benefit all abilities). If the change goes to the PTR, I can actually test it to see if my estimate is close... although I'm fairly certain it needs more help in the damage department.