Before i start this is not a UA vs Ruin thread (Yes 41/0/20 is better than 40/0/21) but i was curious as to your thoughts regarding +dmg vs +crit vs +hit for an end game raiding destruction warlock. FYI im spec'd 0/21/40 (Shadow).
I did have ~33% crit, 900 spell damage and ~5% hit when raid buffed (no shamans or oomkin) and pre-2.1 i was completely smashing every1. Given the buffs to a lot of Karazhan loot (seeing as i hadn't got any yet and a vast majority of it was itemized affliction) saw me drop to 5th/6th (In Gruul's).
I did a bit of soul searching in how ISB works and i usually have 2 dest locks, 1 aff lock and a shadow priest and in the raid chewing up my beautiful debuffs which hurts so i was thinking i should lower my crit and raise the other 2 stats. Having said that im next in line for both my t4 shoulders and Gruul's blade which if i switch some of my banked gears around my stats could get something like this
1100 shadow damage
Im sitting in Spellstrike (+8crit and 2x5dmg, 4crit), Ruination(+8crit and 5dmg, 4crit), FSW robe (2x+9dmg), and ill put the epic gem from mech and a veiled noble topaz in the shoulders to boost my hit.
I just wanted to know what sort of base stats some of you other locks out there are looking for and which you would value more important? I want to eventually drop my crit to about 25% and push my hit up around 11% as a fully resisted shadowbolt (which hits for 2.5k non crit) is a bigger dps loss than a SB that didnt crit.
Last edited by darkpuddles : 06/05/07 at 7:39 PM.
Reason: Title mispelt
I'm a 0/21/40 Shadow warlock myself and I recently discovered, that I must modify my stats. I will be replacing gems and gear to reach the 202 spell hit rating cap (which also means they won't be so useful in PvP). My question is that what should I put in the leftover sockets (which is more useful)? Spellcrit gems to increase ISB uptime and crits or spelldamage gems to increase flat damage. Also which gear is useful for my current talents: my current gear (which you can check out on armory) or the Frozen Shadoweave set.