Before yesterdays raid, I used Grim Toll instead of Wrathstone - so I had 416 hit.
Wrathstone dropped, but I was playing on a computer with no spreadsheets on.. so I assumed Wrathstone would give me an increase in DPS since I already had so much hit. But now that im on my own computer again, and plug it into my spreadsheet - it says I lose approx. 55dps. Is this really correct, is Grim Toll that much better - despite the fact that I got way too much hit already?
- I feel a bit silly for taking this trinket now, if the spreadsheet is correct. Hopefully I can make a ticket and give the trinket to someone else in the guild, who might need it more than I do.
"Trust your spreadsheet" -- well this brings me to another question;
I am not expertise capped atm. So.. I could for instance buy "Belt of the Twilight Assassin", or gem some red slots with Expertise.. but it only shows a DECREASE in dps. Ain't it that important to be expertise capped as combat?
And one last thing, the spreadsheet shows an increase in DPS when I gem my boots with only red gems. But that can't be correct since my meta gem doesn't work without a blue gem.
As you can see, im a bit confused on how much I can really trust the spreadsheet (FYI, I use Combat_1.1.xls )
Sorry for my ignorance I have not been in the game for the past 4 months. I currently have decent stats for ulduar and plan on a comback soon. My question is with my spirit being so low at 280, should I forego the improved molten armor glyph for the improved scorch glyph until I can get it 400+? If I figured it right with improved molten armor I would be getting a total of 3.35% crit approx. With out it and using Molten armor it is 2.33 or so. Any thoughts?
I plan on switching to a FFB build and either FB or arcane for the 2nd build.
We just got our second 25man XT hardmode kill. It was a lot easier than our first kill after we decided to stick FB mages on XT the whole time and let other ranged with shorter nukes and no ttw buff take care of the life sparks. If memory serves, my dps went from 4.5k when on spark duty to 5.9k when sticking on XT.
It was doable when mages were on life spark duty with a /tar macro, but I definately ended up losing some cast time on dead sparks, and having no debuffs as other mentioned.
I didn't know where else to post this question because the elemental rotation thread is locked. So, I just wanted to know what the general rotation is for elemental now. Before, I was using CL in my rotation until an ele shaman in my guild told me that no shaman uses it in their rotation anymore. Apparently, the top DPS rotation is FS > LvB > LB spam until LvB comes up again. Is this true or should i still be weaving CL into my rotation?
If they proc at the same time it's a waste, because of the cap. All of your arp on your gear means nothing at that point. I highly doubt mjolnir/gt is better than greatness/mjolnir gemming for arp.
I play a warrior, and im trying to tweak my dps, attemting to decide what is more beneficial as arms. I've heard mixed things about stacking armor pen vs. Str, as Str is buffed by kings etc. With the newest buff armor pen some people are saying it is better to stack than Str even with kings buff. I guess the question is, what is the armor pen cap. My theory is that i have too much armor pen and need to be replacing that with Str to increase my dps. Im currently mace spec, with roughly 28% armor pen on the tooltip and in battle stance, with the target all sundered up that puts me at rougly 73% armor pen without Grim Toll proc. When GT procs it gives me about 50% armor pen thus wasting armor pen, since i assume you can not reduce enemy armor past 100%, (No negative armor pen.) This is where iam having trouble, when GT procs it puts me well over the cap. Some people have told me to not count on a trinket proc but when it procs im wasting mass amounts of armor pen where i could have strength. I guess i just need someone to enlighten me on the way armor pen really works and what the caps are and such. The World of Warcraft Armory
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