If you can use all of that expertise without going over 7.5%, use Soul Charm.
This is the same BiS List in Normal Mode ?
BiS lists are always base case scenario and if you have all the items listed and use Zephyrus it will yield the highest output.
By a Hair's worth. Secondary stats with the rune is ~2.1 DPS each (outside the 1.01>1.00>1.00 stat differential) compared to ~2.0 value for Agility. Agility is still useful for AP and Crit. So going after Agility Socket bonus isn't that bad.
And Due to the lack of Exp in the chest, makes Rentaki a viable option for trinket. Rentaki and Bad Juju are about even and really depends on the other stats.
I'm a bit late to say this, but (thunderforged) lightning-eye hood is the best off piece for going into next tier.
The reason it beats the gloves of cushioned air (which have the bonus of an extra socket) are because it has a socket bonus of 180 agi instead of the 180 crit the tier helm has, and because since your offpiece is 6 ilvls higher (thunderforged), and since helms/chests/legs have more stats on them than gloves/shoulders, it is advantageous to have a helm/chest/leg offpiece.
Comparing tiergloves+lightninghood versus tierhelm+cushioned, with the lightning-eye hood you gain 11 armor, 40 stamina and 228 agility but lose 382 secondary stats. Here is a wowhead comparison http://www.wowhead.com/compare?items....76700.0.0.0.2 .
The only problem is with the hood you have to deal with added expertise from using the gloves. This might be a problem depending on the rest of your gear. The good news though is you drop tons of hit rating.
Last edited by keithioapc; 2013-08-17 at 01:30 PM.
WW Monk - Janxspirit @ US-Illidan
[20:14:20.744] Janxspirit Rising Sun Kick Horridon *3,374,517* - MEGADAMAGE
Goal for generating BiS T16 list.
- Maximizing Red Sockets.
- Minimizing Hit & Expertise overages.
- Minimizing lowest secondary stat.
Still working on trinkets trying to get a little more testing done both on PTR and through simcraft.
The T16 brm legs really better?
For example, wouldn't the Crit/Exp boots from Galakres be a better option?
Also, why not take the Tier head (as it's crit/mastery?)
There's also a hit/crit ring if I'm not mistaken from Norushen, not sure about sockets there tho.
Feel free to utterly shut my questions down with the underlying math btw, just figured i'd ask while you're working on it as I just saw your bumped list.
The reason for the offset Head is dumping Mastery while only suffering the smallest gem change, Chest 3 Red, Shoulders 2 Red Gems, Gloves 2 Red Gems & Helm 1 Red. It also has the lowest secondary stat with Mastery while the replacement helm has the 2 highest secondary stats in Crit & Haste. the other viable offset piece is the Chest, You could pickup the brm chest instead with Haste & Crit on it instead of the WW chest with Mastery and Crit.
So beyond the occasional swap for the cleave trinkets on aoe fights, whats to be done about our second trinket?
- CD reduction trinket
- Cleave trinket
- Multistrike trinket
- Agi proc trinket
The first trinket doesn't seem to be that strong: We don't rely on many cooldowns. In short: Not a great option.
The cleave trinket is only useful for... well... cleaving. Might be good in some situations though (AoE?) but in those cases it's likely that the multistrike trinket won't be that far behind, and THAT will be useful on singletarget fights as well.
The agi proc trinket is straightforward but solid, so I think the default build we'll be aiming for will be Multistrike + Agi proc trinkets, with (if possible) the cleave one on the side if we want to do massive AoE damage.
Edit: I dreamt up some stuff about Xuen aparantly.
Last edited by Callypso; 2013-08-20 at 05:17 PM.
Another option is to get Thok's Tail Tip. The secondary stats and the Crit bonus damage is not something to sneeze at. However due to the fact that it only procs Strength maybe a deterrent (Strength only provides 1 AP per Strength) but something to look at if you are having lousy luck with trinkets.
Wanted to add that speaking with other monks that are also raid testing at a high level, CDR is proving to be very, very valuable due to how it reduces the amount of haste we need and the greater amount of FoFs and EBs that we can fit in (SoO itself is proving to have several fights where a very skilled player can fit FoF into nearly every fight, other than Dark Shaman (at which point we may want to grab a different trinket for that fight specifically).