so the survival section seems slow, so im gonna add some of my input on various things that popped up for 4.3
With the 2pc, i find haste a lot less useful. i figure more focus = less cobra = more arcane. more mastery would increase damage on both, haste would mean more cobras, which we will need less of due to the 2pc. basically it seems logical to prefer mastery over haste, with crit still being the best after hit cap. unfortunately for my gear i cannot reforge to lower hastes due to all the haste on gear.
hunter BiS that should be bought right away will be the necklace and ring from valor. wrist and belt drop in raid, you will use the valor ring until MoP, and unless you killed heroic rag, you will use the valor necklace until MoP. The BiS cloak is FL heroic from rhyolith, mainly due to the extra socket compared to the valor cloak. i havent tested, but im pretty sure the stacking agility trinket and the agility trinket with the physical damage proc will be the BiS.
now spec discussion: with a lot of add fights being introduced in heroic modes, i feel that taking 1 out of sic em and adding 1 back into careful aim will be beneficial. with the increase crit rates you will proc sic em more than last tier, and with just 1 in careful aim with increased crit rates, you should come closer to 100% crit without having to devote 2 talent points into it.
since your pet wont get as much focus as normal, 1 in shark attack and 1 in wild hunt looks to be beneficial with the suggested build. i ran this for madness (since it has a lot of adds) and managed 53k on 10 man.
(im angry our GM did not record logs, so very angry, and sad) imma run some different builds/pet builds with this to find some more results.
also i would like to see more activity for SV, lets start running those simulators more often, ill contribute more myself as well.
Hi guys, i have 4st bonnus t13, and i have been traying proc of the bonnus. 6% colossus smash, after 5m dps on dummy i get just 4x times this proc. And if i use own Colossus s. i stack sunder armor, but if i get proc from 4th set bonus the stack dont refresh, and sometimes happened, that the stacks sunders on dummy can drop, cos when the 4th bonus is active is worst use own Colossus s. My question is, its rly better get 4th set bonnus, or no. I am SMF fury.
(sorry for my engl.)
This is my Hunter Bawzdawg and I want to ask u guys is it possible to do more than 22-23k DPS w/o cooldowns during a static fight like ultraxion or patchwork with my current gear / talent setup?
I cant crack it, well i start with using RF/CotW spamming AI`s n keep Imp. SS up, after RF runs out readyness and repeat (if boss is under 90% i add SerpentSting and keep it refreshed via CS.
Then switching to normal Prio keeping Imp SS up refreshing Serpentsting (CS, focus dump (2-3AS or AI Proc + 1-2 AS) capping focus, CS is off cd then repeat)
Im just curious if i should be above 22-23k consatnt dps, well with CD´s + BL im at 35-37k dps raidbuffed, well when theres a frostknight the 10% haste make me go crazy it pushes but those numbers postet above are w/o a Frost DK in grp.
Sry for my strange english iam german so nvm the mistakes in grammar or w/e
I just wanted to point out that the while the BiS ring is obviously [Signet of Grasping Mouths], the second BiS ring is actually [Seal of Primordial Shadow] even though it has expertise instead of the valor ring, 397 [Emergency Descent Loop], once you are able to get heroic mode versions. I've seen several others forgetting about this ring and unless your raid happens to have a lot of other rogues, feral druids, and enhancement shaman, hunters will still be able to get them (albeit they should still wait til the other classes got them first for overall raid dps as part of the itemization is still wasted on a hunter).
Which ends up still being a significant gain, at the least gaining 45 Agility and 52 Mastery at the loss of 111 Haste.
very very nice, i overlooked it due to the expertise. nice point out for correcting me. as you said it will be 2nd BiS, the major issue is hunters will have to be in the back of the line to get this, since it should be prioritized to rogues/ferals/enhance.
i am average at best most of the time , me dpsing. I have 2 Gurthalak and the tentecal is about 7-14% of my total dps. Ranked on 3bosses i think. There are probably some fights where arms is better but same counts for fury. i guess in total it balances a bit in the direction of arms atm but doubt it is major. So unless arms scales better and you wanne max on dps eveytime and dont have tank as off spec i guess you would be swithcing between them.
Anyway the log of dragon soul except heroic first boss can be found here World of Logs - Real Time Raid Analysis (for who intrested in proc rate and dps of 2 tentacle swords)
I havent really tested out arms in 4.3 neither do i have any set pieces from tier 13. I am heroic/normal firelands mostly but weapons and one trincket are from dargon soul. I can compete in some form with the casters atm alltought that is all to thanks to the new extra friendly melee might buff , it is ridiculs how much that boost your dps :P
Plugged your profile into shadowcraft, swapped the daggers, re-optimized reforges and you dropped about 300 dps. Blade of the unmaker is a minor upgrade over fear in terms of EP, but the loss of suffering is apparently much greater.
By the by, I don't know why everyone keeps saying things like 'top-end.' It doesn't mean anything. DPS and speed matter, the actual damage range does not. And if it were to matter, fear has a greater top-end anyways despite lower dps.