Should I use the garalon Hc head or the lei shi HC chest for a setbreaker?
as affliction the chest - demo uses heroic empress leggings
Garalon hc head unless you've got the hc head from Sha of Fear.
Also it should be very equal, in either case you end up with getting crit on an item.
So why the last sim use garalon HC for aff ?
Granted, Heroic tier helm is obviously the hardest piece to get, but BiS is BiS.
http://darkcontent.wordpress.com/ - blog (updated Oct. 8, 2013). Latest post: T16H Affliction Trinket Rankings in Combination, done in SimC 540-4.
Glancing at that comparison here is what I see from the stats that matter:
Garalon Helm + Tier Chest: 1224 Haste
Tier Helm + Lei Shi Chest: 300 Int 11 Mastery
With those numbers as long as haste is rated .33 higher than int (which for me it's closer to .6) then the Garalon Helm + Tier Chest is better. The Garalon Helm combo also has a yellow socket in place of a blue for the other combo. This color means you will get a socket bonus using a gem that will be worth more dps.
Last edited by Harsesis; 2013-01-05 at 10:20 AM.
t14 helm + Lei She chest
gems 320 hit, 640 mastery
socket bonus 300 int
3439 in secondary stats ( Haste,Mastery, hit ) while not including the socket bonuses.
Xaril + t14 chest
gems 160 hit, 800 mastery
socket bonus 180 mastery, 180 haste
3310 in secondary stats ( Haste, Mastery, Hit) while not including the socket bonuses.
300 Intellect ( tier helm + Lei Shi ) vs 360 secondary ( Xaril + tier chest).
Tier helm with the Lei Shi is a clear winner by a large margin. The 894 crit on the tier chest and the set bonuses don't help the tier chest+ Xaril's hood.
Palmz - Warlock
I think the main point of using Garalon's head as setbreaker is that once you've got the HC Tier head, the rest no longer matters. You've cleared the game and the BIS is only really for next tier's prep. Which still matters, but for me personally HC Tier head isn't even an option yet.