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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clawtrocity View Post
    [Wind Stalker Belt] (Best Random Enhancement would be Crit and Mastery)
    Huh, why not Expertise? Crit is good for SD uptime, yeah, but that's literally it. I'd prefer the threat increase/reduced chance to be dodged/parried.

    My 2c.

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    love you! thank you so much for this list was just about to post something on mmo until i came across this list

  3. #63

    Bear Druid Pre-Raid Gear Guide

    Very appreciative of Clawtrocity's pre-heroic and bis gear lists for bear druids, and I refer to it often. But when I got to heroics, I wasn't sure what gear to get for raiding just because we as bears, unlike cats, want exp and hit to be capped for threat. So, based on Infernix17's bear guide, I have looked over gear and came up with this list of gear and reforges.

    I look at the gear set as a whole, rather then individual pieces, which may be why some of these items don't show up on other people's lists. I started by finding all the 359 pieces that we benefit from, then found all 346 with exp, and then hit. I swapped some pieces around until this gear list is right at the hit cap and only 18 points short of the expertise soft cap, something easily remedied with a +20exp/+20whatever else gem. I also gave priority to mastery/crit for stats other then hit/exp to do as little reforging as possible, and the same priority for those stats in slots that didn't have hit/exp pieces available, per Infernix17's guide.

    Head: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/58133/mask-of-vines/ (2200 JP), reforge Haste -> Expertise
    Neck: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56422/mouth-of-the-earth/ (Heroic Halls of Origination)
    Shoulder: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56273/caridean-epaulettes/ (Heroic Throne of Tides), reforge Haste -> Mastery
    Back: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56379/kaleki-cloak/(Heroic Lost City of the Tol'vir), reforge Hit -> Expertise
    Chest: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56562/a...ns-chestplate/ (Leatherworking/AH)
    Wrist: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/63454/d...aling-bracers/ (Heroic Shadowfang Keep)
    Hands: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62433/stormbolt-gloves/ (Wildhammer Clan Exalted), reforge Haste -> Expertise
    Waist: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56537/b...ious-whispers/ (Leatherworking/AH)
    Legs: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/58132/l...urrowing-mole/ (2200JP)
    Feet: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/63435/b...-the-predator/ (Heroic Shadowfang Keep), reforge Hit -> Expertise
    Finger: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62362/s...elder-council/ (Earthen Ring Exalted), reforge Haste -> Expertise
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62348/t...et-of-balance/ (Therazane Revered), reforge Hit -> Expertise
    Trinket: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56347/leaden-despair/ (Heroic Stonecore)
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56328/k...dless-chamber/ (Heroic Stonecore)
    Weapon: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/56382/selizas-spear/( Heroic Lost City of the Tol'vir)
    Relic: http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/64671/relic-of-golganneth/ (700 VP), reforge Haste -> Expertise



    This is my first time trying to do anything like this, so any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Lagole; 2011-01-09 at 07:49 PM. Reason: Added links

  4. #64
    Why do you have the valor point relic in there? Thats a big waste of your first valor points imo....
    The Conquest point Relic from PvP is just as good and has a bit more stam/agi instead of haste...

    Also, instead of just putting 1 item for each slot, it might be better to put a few items so people have more options. Some peopel might get unlucky with drops and need a better option. I know personally, it took me FOREVER to get Seliza's Spear from Tolvir, so I was just using the staff from Stonecore...

    And Lastly, Bear druids threat right now is a non-issue... There is no reason to be gemming/enchanting/reforging for Hit/Expertise... You should be completely reforging to Dodge, no questions asked, and be gemming for mostly Agi, Agi/Stam, and Agi/Dodge.

  5. #65
    I agree with Sethers' statements.

    Hit cap really isn't a big deal, and survivability is a much bigger issue in raid attempts. Gem and reforge Crit/Haste -> Dodge, leave Hit/Expertise if you have it but don't go out of the way to get it.

    Use Conquest points to get the Relic. I would also suggest the Vicious Glad Bracer and Ring if you don't have the luxury of a good 346 BiS pre-raid drop. A lot of 346 pieces have Haste, which is as wasted a tanking stat as Resilience, so you might as well do a week's worth of Arena and get an epic upgrade until you get the drop you need from heroics or raids.

  6. #66
    As I've said a few times, I've kind of disregarded this list recently because I'm main spec boomkin/healer for my 10 man and I haven't been able to really try out tanking in cataclysm yet. I do have a full set of 346/359 tank gear, but it's gathering dust in my bank.

    As of now I'm pretty sure we're trying to stack up agility/dodge/stam as much as possible so if you see any of those stats go for it. I also noticed that they wanted to make haste more valuable so be on the lookout for any patch notes that buff haste for bears.

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