Playing around with PTR tests (may not be entirely accurate due to having to use workarounds for the icy talons refresh bug) I'm getting DW Frost > 2h Unholy with 2h Frost being close behind that. No, that latter portion is not a joke. For the sake of space, I'm just posting the end DPS values instead of 4 giant tables, could always be posted later or people could run the tests themselves.
From Kahorie's Sim with my current stats (mostly ICC gear, armory may currently show me in my T9 set):
DW Frost 0/53/18
2H Frost 7/51/13
2H Unholy 12/0/59
2H Unholy 0/17/54
I get the feeling the DW Frost is a bit inflated, but it's hard to say right now. The sim seems to do some strange things in terms of DW weapon scaling. 2H Frost is using an obviously experimental build and GoD, there's probably better optimizations there that could result in slightly higher DPS. Not bad though for a spec declared officially dead by Blizzard.
Ive been running long time with low expertise now but since i've got a "superior" gear as i like to think ;-) i've started to think should i even start geming some expertise with next item changes?
As you can see my gear from armory i've been thinking next change to items:
I've had the Polar Bear Claw Bracers in backpack for some time waiting for use and now i've got enough frosts to buy the Castle Breaker's Battleplate. If i change the Gendarme's Guirass to Castle Breaker's Battleplate and the Polar Bear Claw Bracers in use I will reach ARP hardcap easily and can even gem some strength or expertise what ever...?
I've noticed that with good buffs in 25man raid I'm around 9000DPS now.
No that trinket is really bad. It would probably be better to use the T10 gloves + hit gem/enchant if you still need hit. Even the t9 gloves would work if you don't want to spend frost badges on T10. But as with all these kinds of questions use Rawr or a spreadsheet will give you the best answer.
Question about t10 4peice compared to the 264 item level gear...
According to sites like Shadowpanther... that 264 chest and waist are some of the best gear in the game, except for some hard mode loot. I have 161 badges of frost saved up, and already have my 2 peice (shoulders and legs), and I am wondering if I should spend that on the waist (currently have 251 icc10 lady deathwhisper belt) and chest (245 chest)
or if I should buy the 251 chest and head t10 peice and get my 4 piece bonus.
depends which Dual Blade Butcher... if you have the 245 then the Bryntroll is better IF you can keep the ArP cap without the DBB
Doesn't depend really, MH bryntroll and OH dual blade butcher.
The off hand is merely a lovely stat stick, hence why agility swords such as QD or Reckoning/edge of agony are considered as some of the best off hands.
Weapon dmg would be afflicted by both OH penalty and TG's 10% so the weapon damage and the low proc aren't making up for the loss of stats affecting main hand such as ArP or crit.
Last edited by Systema Sephirothicum : 03/01/10 at 9:25 AM.
I spent a point on the slow talent, but I kinda miss the 3 yards range I lost from moving a point from magic attunement. I pretty much only use the slow talent on saurfang. Is the talent useful on more fights, with out me noticing? If it really only have its use on saurfang it hardly seems worth it with earthbind totems and hunter frost etc.
What is you opinions on these question? Thx in advance
Oh yeah, is there some addon that can help me take off Ice Block, I constantly click off some buff because I miss-click.
I was recently asked to switch to arms from fury for a trial (they already had a fury warrior) I thought, heck how hard can it be, it's just another rotation and with some practice I'll master that as I've done fury. But it seems I'm banging my head bloody against a wall here.
I've read this thread, I've run the spread (and rawr), I've spent hours in heroics and on the dummy. My rotation os the basic, keep rend up, MS > SD > TB with slam in between but I can't squeeze any dps out of it. Single target standing still in 25 man I can push about 7.1 - 7.5, that's about what I did as fury only difference is I now raised my gear from average ilvl 240 to ilvl 255 (exp capped, hit capped, soft arp capped for the needle) (Atm in armory I have the wrong bracers, usually have the titan crafted totc). Is arms that inferior or what am I missing?
also, as soon as there is some movement involved I drop 1-2k quickly. Yesterday on LK 25 man normal I had a hard hard time getting over 6k (I was keeping sunders up as well then though). Landsouls spread says 8.5k, I'm no where near that and dps is really crap when moving. What am I missing, please advise..
(and I pull about 4.8k on the dummy selfbuffed over 5-6minutes)
@ Saian: I have been having the exact same problem with TfB Rend Procs. I Always Use the OP that procs from the last rend tick, before refreshing rend, so that the internal cooldown is gone and TFB procs again on 18 seconds instead of 15. However several times I have noticed that I still end up gettin a tick on 15 seconds and then sometimes next one will come on 6 seconds instead of 9 seconds which means getting back to as if it was following the proper 4 proc rotation. So a mix between the 3 and 4 proc rotation of TfB although I refresh it in a way it should pop only the 4proc rotation. Also sometimes more often than not, the last tick of TfB when rend will fade does not come as you mentioned as well. I am also wondering if this is due to my lag, server lag,instance lag or the famous lately ICC Patch 3.0 Global Lag. I have found myself getting this on heroic dummies as well sometimes.
Heroic Dummy DPS: 5.500 over 7 mins with 245 ilvl gear
Any more input on this? It's really startin to pi** me off. It's really ruining my dps. I can't get anywhere 8500dps anymore, the spreadheet says I should be doing 9600dps!