Regarding the new tailored leggings, I've been sitting on the mats for 3 days debating on why rawr decides its best to keep the 4 pc T9 bonus over adding those legs... At first glance, those great stats seem > the 5% crit bonus... I've been itching to go ahead and craft them just to test them myself, but who knows what may drop when the new voa boss is released... Any thoughts on my little turmoil here?
1) Blood is not better single target - see dataz here. Also Unholy have superior unique raid buff, no one else can increase disease damage, no one else can increase aoe magical damage by 13%. Same goes with aoe and I am still wondering why the hell Blizzard nerfed HS aoe.
I think the conception of "blood is best for single target" comes from patch 3.1 and Ulduar times - then it was true. Since 3.2 and especially since 3.3 it is not true at all.
2) Going for 2xT10 ilvl251 from 4x T9 ilvl245 is sidegrade single target and dps loss on aoe. Chill and save badges until you get 300+ for four pieces. Also remember to respec to reaping spec afterwards.
3) Expertise cap is - 6.50% - 26 expertise - 214 expertise rating - before talents and racials. Pre-cap this stat is after pre-cap hit, STR, ArP, haste and crit, post-cap its useless - you can see exact values on first post.
I just got Chestguard of Flowing Elements [Chestguard of Flowing Elements] and put 2 +20 haste gems on it. Now, it's an upgrade to everything except for haste. I lose 2.2% haste. Is this upgrade worth it? I replaced my T9 chest (I didn't break the 2p bonus)
With the T9 chest, I get 945 haste, but with the Chestguard of Flowing Elements, I'm at 873. I gain 26 healing and 25 mana regen but I lose 2.2% on the haste. I read the HEP values (http://elitistjerks.com/f47/t24796-s...ar--HEP_Values) and it says that Haste is 1.5 HEP while Healing/MP5 is 1.0. In this case, would it be better to just keep the T9 chest and just wait for another chest piece with more haste on it or should I keep the new one that I got?
I play a warlock as an alt in my spare time and havent kept up with the new affliction changes. It doesn't look to me like the front page is being updated anymore. Can someone direct me to a place that offers spec and rotation information that is updated for 3.3.
thanks again landsoul for another bible for dps warriors, your efforts don't go unappreciated
waiting for the new sheet, i added custom gear but i somehow trust your sheet better than anything else i would do
I was wondering if anyone ran numbers on 63SP vs black magic for demo locks. With the extreme boost we get in SP from our pet/spec/raid buffs/etc, I'm currently at +1000 haste (including spellstone) in my demo gear and am having a hard time not using the enchant since I'm already proccing ~5500 SP in raids.
Take your stat weights by the average benefit of black magic (62.5 haste avg in the sims). The recommended setups are on page1 as you probably know, and questions/sims about black magic have already been answered in this thread several times.