They've realised what a mistake it was so are now downgrading all 464 PvP Epics to be 458 Blues (and 450 JP blues to be 458 blues), but before that fix is in place this is the kind of ridiculousness that was in place. Compare:
Dreadful Gladiator's Silk Cowl
Socket Bonus: +180 PvP Power
Item Level 464
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 605 (1.01% @ L90).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 365 (0.61 @ L90).
Equip: Increases your pvp resilience rating by 362 (1.17% @ L90).
Equip: Increases your pvp power by 362 (1.37% @ L90).
Whitemane's Embroidered Chapeau
Socket Bonus: +180 Intellect
Durability 85 / 85
Requires Level 90
Item Level 463
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 497 (0.83% @ L90).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 450 (1.06% @ L90).
Ya, I'm glad they're nerfing Honor gear. Whitemane's is actually better because of the socket bonus, but there were plenty of other pieces. Anyone know how long it will take to hit revered with August Celestials?
I think I might have to start working on conquest points for boots and bracers.
The ring only requires honored now on the EU servers.
You can get the boots from Sha of Anger, it started to drop the Claw of Anger yesterday.
The claw gives you a quest for:
Sandals of the Shadow
Requires Level 90
Item Level 476
Equip: Increases your hit rating by 478 (1.41% - L90).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 518 (1.22% - L90).
get a ring first since there is no ring that drops for us in MV T.T unelss you got lucky with Galleon(he drops hit/haste ring too)
so yea..... ring wont be an upgrade till next month :P(almost bought neck then BAM first boss drops a caster neck)
Going for the Robe next week, but I'm really tempted to get a ring. Robe is a huge DPS upgrade from the 463 with a double socket/bigger socket bonus. If Vaults doesn't drop these other aforementioned slots I might rethink that. Rings a safe bet.
The whole point of my original post is to point out that Vaults does not drop ring, legs, bracers, or boots for us.
Robes drop off the second boss Feng. You can also get a BoE tailoring 476 one.
Boots are easily obtainable by killing Sha of Anger. I started out by buying the ring and crafting chest. Will probably get the crafted gloves soon too.
Boots you get from the quest drop off Sha are not raid quality. They are LFR/Crafting quality. Raid quality is 489. Boots from Celestials ARE raid quality.
It's not about the color purple, it's about the ilvl.
Yes, however, in the meantime, you should be grabbing the quest boots off Sha, and more importantly, you should be using your extra rolls on Sha for tier.
Bought the ring, thanks.
What crafts are worth getting then?
Hands or robe?
Robe would give me about.. 100 more int, 126 haste,474 mastery.. but make me lose 560 crit.
Gloves would give me about.. 160 more int, 373 hit, 141 mastery but make me lose 478 haste (or 490 crit if I get the crit gloves).
The question is; Is it worth the int gain to lose the crit? For glove its a upgrade, but robe Im not so sure.