So went in to a few random bgs last night to see what effect 5.3 had on PvP (and to have a run on the new BG).
It got me wondering with resilience base line at 65% is it even worth gemming for any more? Logging in last night I think I had just on 67% resilience with basically full resilience gems and the chest enchant. Losing all the other possible stats for 2-3% resilience at best doesn't seem like a great trade off. Out of interest what effect would 2% extra resilience have on your survivability anyway?
I have probably half my pvp gear at 496 + 498 weapon, then the rest is a mix of last season conquest (483), 483 upgraded and 2 476 pieces. Didn't do any real testing that would stand up to any scrutiny but it 'felt' (I know this is highly subjective and not in anyway scientific) like I was better off damage wise replacing all the 483/476 gear with the 522 pve gear I had (even though the 522 scaled down to 496) and it did not negatively impact my survival. First BG I did was in all pvp gear and I felt like I may as well have been slapping some people around with a fishing rod (locks in particular seem to absorb a tonne). Seems like you'd need a heap of pvp power and/or resilience to see any significant difference. I guess I'm confused