So question, since I just got my Ele Shaman to 90 and I've been gearing him:
When my Hit Cap is at 15% with just Spirit, should I start snagging gear that doesn't have Spirit on it?
Just got the legendary meta. I am currently using the valor proc trinket but I'm pretty sure that I go under 1sec cast times if it procs at the same time with meta. Problem is that I dont have any other 522+ trinket. Would the darkmoon trinket be good if upgraded? Were on a summer break atm so valor wont be wasted for upgrades since I'll have everything upgraded long before we start raiding again.
DMF trinket and 522 valor trinket are your best bets until you get your hands on the drops in ToT.
Argh. i forgot to mention that I have one 522 trinket ( besides valor). Wushoolays. Valor trinket vs DMF was what I was wondering about when the valor proc is more or less wasted if it procs together with meta.
My first post is actually quite horribly worded now that I look at it again
Last edited by Yvonnel; 2013-07-10 at 09:13 PM.
Hi ! I would like to know, by my gear, if I should take a little bit more mastery, I have the legendary meta, and it almost always proc at the same time of my Shado-pan assault trinket, sometime I feel its a little hard to cast especially with BLust, i cant land anything but LB (chain casting).
Here is my armory:
(for reason i cant explain, my meta isnt showing on my helm but its the legendary one (+30%haste)
I just feel something is wrong my dps is fairly low for my gear even if i do the rotation correctly.
(or even my glyph :/)
Your haste and mastery will only improve as you gear up more, you're reforging correctly and gems are right (except for the reds). You have some pieces with a Crit base, like your cloak, mace, neck... these can obviously be itemized better for a haste or mastery piece in their place. Such as Dark Animus cloak (or Legendary chain cloak if you're close), Horridon / Lei Shen Neck, Council Fist / Dark Animus Dagger. Plus with just general upgrades your stats will rise quite a bit. You have some 516 items... bringing those up to a 2/2 normal at 530 or even in the case of your boots a possible 2/2 543 Heroic piece since you have H Jin'rokh down.
ok tkx ! should i keep my 3 pure haste gem ? Like i said i feel when all things pop, i feel like i cast too fast (can be due to lag since im raiding in a 25m group) sometime i can cast about 3 LB at .9 sec/cast without been able to cast my Lava burst instant (its just chain casting my Lightning Bolt)
and yeh, some of my gear are to change working on it ! finally got 3 piece of loot last night, northing had drop for me for about 4 weeks, even with tokens ( and its not tht i wasnt wining any roll, it just wasnt dropping! got first in priority of loot (since we use epgp) and i have guarantee loot for about 4 gear if they finally drop ! hehe)
As far as your cast times go... that's just strange to me and I couldn't explain it, unless you have some crazy high MS and fairly low FPS... in which case that's just a horrible situation to raid in all around. Getting your Lava Burst procs in will become more and more reaction based the higher your Haste goes... so if you have MS and FPS working against you then you're going to struggle with it. I could only suggest if you generally spam your keys (hit your lightning bolt key 3-5 times before it even finishes casting), try to not do that so you have a better chance to react to your procs.
exellent, seriously, tkx for your help ! ill do it as soon as i come home before my raid tonight !!
well i have to admit, im no stranger to that situation :/...I could only suggest if you generally spam your keys (hit your lightning bolt key 3-5 times before it even finishes casting), try to not do that so you have a better chance to react to your procs.
...must stop spamming... !
the whole going with pure haste gems, is that worth it even without the legendary meta?
remember reading somewhere that before meta and lower gear levels you should go with the int for red, int/haste yellow etc
but well when I was reading that i had like 450 ilvl now I am at 518, wondering if going more haste focused would be a dps increase at this point
like said sadly still no meta 12 secrets atm -.-
guess I could also ignore some of the 60 int bonuses then
Any math on the newly buffed 5.4 Unleashed Fury/Flametongue?
Is the buffed UF in 5.4 now equal to the other 2 lvl90 talents??
Hey fellow shammies,
I got my legendary meta last night (yay!) anyway this question is regarding my offspec - Elemental.
I've just been reading from some of the above posts, that once you have your meta gem you should gem more haste, is that what I should do with my current gear ilvl 517 or should I wait until I gather a few more pieces (ring...belt) and my 4 piece set bonus?
and yes I know i'm 1% over the hit cap, but that is as low as I can get it atm.
In your case your base values between Int and Haste are
Int - 5.01
Haste - 2.99
So just from that it's very safe to assume the haste gem swap will give you an increase in numbers. Even more so when you get 4piece and those extra FS ticks start having even greater value for LvB procs to trigger the 4piece effect.
320 Haste - 80 Int / 160 Haste - 160 Haste / 160 Spirit (for respective yellow, red, blue sockets)
all buffs on
patchwerk, 450 length
did scaling it, haste and mastery
got that Scale factors thingy with
Intellect=4.73, HasteRating=2.59, MasteryRating=2.36
out of it
just making sure I didn't input some wrong shit somewhere ^^