It's already 30 rating over my 9% hit cap, and I can't find any good haste/crit items to replace these slots with to itemize out enough hit to make Dying Curse worth while. At best, I can trade the hit on some of the pieces for spirit, at which point it would be better to just use another trinket.
Dukes and Stapedius both hit on points i've been looking into.
As Duke mentioned with hit I am looking to, and hopeing, get itemized over hit so I can drop a BoP point and pickup some brambles or even Starfall. Might shave off a point from a regen talent for 2/2 gale winds.
To staps point. I've looked at my 4pc+1non set choices and Leggings of Mortal Arrogance + 4pc appears to be the best.
unless I've added something incorrectly it looks like this:
This is gemming for the socket bonus with Red +sp, Purple +sp/+spi.
Hood of Rationality +4pc
* in this stat line up i socketed 1 blue with +SP since the socket bonus was junk.
Wanton compared to LoMA
So my initial kneejerk was incorrect. Quite interesting results. The Wanton has approx 3% more hit on it. That would make it easy to shift out 1 point of BoP, in comparison. If the rest of the pieces of the total set were to carry hit over another 26hit you would be able to forgo all points in BoP. interesting. The other option is the Wanton allows you to forgo IFF completely and even if a spriest isn't in the raid you have not lost any DPS. This would allow to use best in slot trinkets as well. If I were to have this set I would probably use Embrace of the Spider and Sundial if a shadowpriest was in the raid. If no shadow priest was in the raid then Dying Curse and Sundial.
Has anyone ground out some stat weights, don't think I've found a table in my cruising. Also Pre-BC I remember finding a blogger that put up some math on when exactly when haste and spell power became more valuable. I'm unsure how this would have changed @80.
All things considering it appears that Wanton might in fact be a better choice in the end. The regen from spirit will be lost and the lose of 12 spellpower is easy made up with the 66 haste. The one debate I have is the crit. Eclipse has made me think about crit abit more. dont want to go out of my way to snag it all but dont want to neglect it. So the big toss up is Wanton may be more pure DPS and LoMA is at regen. Would the gained talent points from BoP just have to go into regen talents? is it just a wash then? food for thought and ideas for the crunchbot.
To accurately decide which idol to use, [Idol of the Shooting Star] or [Idol of Steadfast Renewal], all you simply have to do is look at your WWS or recount of how many counts of Starfire and Wrath you have in whatever rotation you choose to use over a span of multiple bosses, then you use that information to determine which ability benefits more from the amount of hits they have(not necessarily hinting that the higher count means better). Depending on stats, people will have different counts of each ability so it's hard to say which Idol is truly best, but you can definitely determine for your own druid.
We know that haste can lower the GCD down to 1.0s, but does this also affect the weapon-swap triggered gcd? I was wondering if it could be worth it to switch these idols during the fight depending on what spell is being cast.
1) We know that haste can lower the GCD down to 1.0s, but does this also affect the weapon-swap triggered gcd? I was wondering if it could be worth it to switch these idols during the fight depending on what spell is being cast.
2) /cast Starfire
/equip Idol of the Shooting Star
1) Weapon Swaps are on a fixed 1.5s cooldown, unaffected by haste.
Also, when I used them in a macro "instant spell + swap", I got two global cooldowns on my screen/action bars.
The first GCD from the spell when I pressed the button client-side.
The second GCD from the swap after the weapon swap registered server-side and came back.
That second GCD usually started some 100ms after the first GCD started, so you lose quite some time on swaps actually.
2) "Cannot do this while casting." That's what I got for weapon swaps while casting in combat at least.
In 2.4 they made swaps cancel cast spells (but not channeled spells).
In 3.0 they changed to to simply disabling swaps while casting or channeling.
What I would like to know is, stats on Tears of Bitter Anguish, along with the Darkmoon Fair cards. Alot of BoE trinket are turning up on the AH, and not everyone can get into Naxx every other night, so what are some alternatives for people.