Yea, in 5.3. I'm saying that, on live, I'm not convinced it's worth bringing 522s to arena- not only do you give up power, but you give up giant chunks of resil- both of which are part of the 2 and 4 piece. Obviously in 5.3 LFR = Normal = Heroic, and you get your normal amount of resil, but still lack the power and larger energy pool.
Only 4 piece gives resil. It's significant though, 1k bonus alone.
It's possible they may just turn off pve set bonuses in pvp and vice versa - I can't imagine this will be the last and only instance of a pve set bonus being broken in pvp.
Tbh, i can see the point of that because "hey, i want to start PvP and i don't have any gear, i need to make it some way".
But then, random BGs. Gear counts nearly nothing there - it's just mindless farm until you get your honor pieces then start to do some organized arena/rbg.
It's like LFR - you need the gear for a progression feeling, not like because you actually need it.
To be honest, seperating the set bonuses works fine really. Stops gear being broken outside of it's natural home, and gives incentive to get the primary gear of activity - you'll be fine in pve gear in pvp, but you'll get bonuses for using the right gear and vice versa.
Last edited by shadowboy; 2013-05-07 at 07:38 PM.
All that it's going to change is the required starting energy though.. it won't make the damage any less.
Right, fixed it now. Dancing max damage actually does require a full energy bar afterall and you'll be completely dry when it ends.
Honestly I knew it was too good to be true, thanks for the catch.
Last edited by Evolixe; 2013-05-07 at 08:34 PM.
And yeah, people notice that when it hit them. Get tons of insulting whispers every time. :'(
(Check my stream if you want to see it in action btw, I spend most of my time doing conquest cap boost with 4p 535, link is below.)
Still don't get why people buy "boosts" for cap though, just join and instaleave a queue pop and you can faceroll at 800 mmr :/
Last edited by Evolixe; 2013-05-07 at 11:54 PM.
Yeah. It will kill. But outside of that very, very small window, you're sitting here with useless PvE gear, which means that you're dealing less than you would with malev gear, and you're taking TONS of damage due to having only 4k5 resi.
Again, it is viable in 2s or outdoor, but not in games that last more than an opening burst.
As for the cap boosts, probably because 1500 golds is worth not having to wait for ages to lower mmr and still face absurdly geared opponents, plus people buying it are generally still wearing greens and pve blues.
This was the first thing that came to my mind when i first saw the bonus. Many rogues will use 4 set PVE for the sheer killing power it offers. I will for sure use it in 2s.
I was talking about live, and not 5.3 - not specially answering your precise post #34 but the whole question in this thread that nobody has really answered: why people don't use it.
As for 5.3, losing 39 iLvl for each piece of set won't make it interesting enough in my opinion, even with the nerf of pvp power.