At level 70, is there a superior spec for raids/dungeons (Kharazhan, Zul Aman for example), and is it any different from the level 80 specs, or just the 80 ones minus some talent points in the secondary tree?
Also, if I have a lot of sockets in my gear (8 or more), and a certain amount of ArP which is present on late-TBC gear, would it be worth trying ArP gems or would it be a waste of gems?
As a 25man raiding resto shaman and after reading i dont really understand haste soft cap etc. (my english is very bad....)
Question: Should i follow the gemming rule of putting quick amber in blue slot and end up with a 1300 so haste rating or should i go hybrid energized eye of zul and stay below the softcap. My main spells are CH and riptide. any advise or comment?
That's what I figured, but didn't want to just go in and chance it without first getting some info from people who've experienced it. We got Putricide last night with the buff (finally) and I'm hoping Sindra will be next tonight.
The haste soft cap is only important for Lesser Healing Wave and Riptide (and a Healing Wave cast right after a Riptide, since it ends up being very fast with 2-piece T10). Mp5 is pretty bad, and not worth gemming, usually even to get a socket bonus. I'd stay with quick ambers in blue slots. I use 1 energized eye of zul in order to get my meta gem active and then use quick ambers or reckless in everything else.
To optimize my output for Dreamwalker HC (both 10 and 25, both with 2 healers inside the portals) I startet collecting a few offpieces for different gemming / enchanting. Mana ist not really an issue at this encounter, so the "normal" way to max Int is not needed.
I am not sure, whether its better to gem for Haste or for Spellpower (or a mix of both). Same with trinket, i saw Hpallys with the Melee-Badge-Trinket due to the 153 haste. I preffered in the past HC Sliver of Pure Ice and another SP-Trinket (or sometimes the Int-Trinket for +599 SP on use with Averenging Wrath, 2PT10 and Heroism).
For this encounter I change my Specc to 51/5/15 for the 5% Crit, since Div Guardian is not really necessary in my opinion.
Any thougts? Or isnt it maybe not necessary to use an alternave gear / specc at all?
even though the spreadsheet gives me a higher dps using TAiaJ over WFS (non-heroic til i see a heroic one drop), i feel my dps is stronger using the Skull. is there a good way to get a general idea of if this is true or not, without doing the same fight under the same conditions twice? ie. me with poisons on auto-attacking the test dummy for half an hour, once with Tiny Abom and once with WFS, would that give ballpark results or does it have to be with full raid buffs/debuffs, full rotation, etc.
Since the trinkets scale different w/ raidbuffs, too, there's no way to check this.
Even doing the same encounter twice wouldn't be any prove that TAiaJ is better than WFS or vice versa [the fighting duriation is too small and the RNG of your attacks and your raid's DPS (which cause the fight to be longer/shorter --> effects your DPS aswell) alters too much].
In this case: trust the spreadsheet. The math doesn't need to be proved empiricly