I will try to get it. but I'm like 4th in line for it, and we had the healer trinket 6x in a row now :P
Hey there Mihir. I'm a long time reader of your thread and loving it! And ofcourse the fact that your a Dutchie to makes it even more awesome;-)!
But i'd like some insight on my character if that's possible. But since it's my first post I can't post any links yet, so on armory look for Ahungryseal it's the only char named like that, playing on the maelstrom.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Seal; 2010-08-18 at 09:34 AM.
improved leader of the pack instead of improved mangle?
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Simcraft seems gives the best results with black magic and gemmed with agility until in rawr the crit chance + avoided attacks added together are as close to 77% as possible (0.20 + 76.75 = 76.95 for my setup). So an alliance setup could drop 30 hit in favor of 30 more haste.
Haven't tried it myself but adjusting my simcraft profile to 4 instead of 5 CP required to FB, shows as a ~40 dps loss. Although the dps done by FBs goes up by 117, rake and rip dps both go down by 8, and shred dps by 141 due to more GCDs/energy being spent on FB.
Good stuff. I remember reading a thread a while ago that proposed it was a dps increase since you weren't wasting the bonus combo point from critting. Thanks for this and good luck.
A couple of disclaimers that I'd like to point out about my character before anything.
1.) I'm primarily tank in our 10 ICC; but since our 25 ICC group has enough tanks I'm usually DPSing. If you'll notice my spec is designed specifically to be able to both tank and DPS efficiently, but I do lose out on a couple of DPS talents.
1a.) If my gear is gemmed with Agi it's usually because it's used in both tank and DPS sets. I'm trying to get 2 fully separate sets, but it takes time.
2.) I hate doing dailies with a passion so I'm usually poor. I know some of my gems are lower quality, but I can upgrade them.
Anyway, I quit a while back and now that I have high enough general gear quality to be brought along to ICC, I was wondering if I could get some advice from someone for what I should be itemizing for.
Edit: We usually have WAY too many druids in our raids (3-4 in 10 and 5-6 in 25) and when I'm not tanking myself we have other druid tanks so I rarely ever need to apply mangle excepting a few situations. Also we only run with 1 warrior tank in guild, so we also rarely ever have a major armor debuff.
Last edited by Chrysanthemum; 2010-08-20 at 02:22 AM. Reason: Added buffs I run with
I'd change your talent spec a little bit: looks like you missed improved motw for it's 2% stat increase, which is good for both tanking and dpsing. You can safely go down to 3/5 furor to get that, as furor is not really useful in pve.
I'm a bit confused about the stam+crit gem in your shoulders; going with a nightmare tear or just ignoring the socket bonus should be quite a bit better for both tanking and dpsing.
Sphere of Red Dragon's Blood should be replaced asap, it's awful for dps. Consider buying a darkmoon card: greatness (great for tanking as well) or farming a banner of victory to replace it.
Getting to 4 pieces of T10 should be your top priority; the 4 piece bonus is a massive upgrade for both tanking and dpsing, and much bigger than any single item upgrade you can get (so you probably shouldn't have bought that belt yet).
Try to replace any agi gems with arpen gems until you hit the scorpion-softcap (722), tho agi will pretty much always be a good 2nd option.
Hi mihir ,
so like a month ago I had to join another guild which I had to reroll my alt druid as main. The thing is that before I joined this "new" guild I was mainly pugging 9/12 hc icc25 so upgrades were like coming slowly and I knew what to do if I get say X item. In the last 2 weeks I got 2-3 items which were a major change in stats compared to what I had before.
My druid's armory -> EU - Dòómfire - Sunstrider [Can't post links since I'm freshly registered]
Couple of items I have which aren't show on the armory :
[Neck] - Wodin's lucky necklace
[Boots] - Frostbitten Fur Boots [Heroic version]
[Trinket] - Sharpened Twilight Scale [Norm version]
I wanna use the RS trinket which I got a couple of days ago but I'm confused about what combo of neck / boots I should use compared to what I have currently equipped. I was thinking to use Sindra neck + Frostbitten Fur Boots [Heroic version] and regemming all the yellow sockets which currently have arp to +agi+hit and the rest of the arp gems to agi to get back to the hard cap and not over it. I'm really confused what to use and which setup of gems and stuff to use. It is mainly because I got into a complete new world in short time and still a bit fishy about gemming and what to go for. Thanks for any tips suggestions etc given :].
Yep sounds good, that's what I'd do as well. You should be able to end up at 1402 arpen, 263 hit and 126 expertise. I can also recommend either going for black magic and crit cap, or going for berserking and haste (since haste increases berserking uptime, but not BM uptime). BM+crit cap seems to pull ahead very slightly in simcraft.
Second vote is in STICKY please
Just got my 4 piece and close to arp softcap. Just checking to see if you can point me in the right direction for the next upgrades. I was thinking LDW 10 belt, Marrow 10 cloak, and Marrow 25 boots.
Much appreciated and thanks.
This should def be a sticky, Mihir's the man