Hurray for patch day!
Zaltu- have you figured out yet what the ideal amount of hit, crit, should be balanced out with agi?
I think my hit might be a little low, I am at 215, with my crit at something like 31-33% (of course all these stats are unbuffed) with like 1040 Agility… I’m wondering if I need to increase my hit?
Hit is a bit of a tricky question nowadays and I’ve been recently re-evaluating my stance on it. Everyone can agree that it is the most valuable stat – until you hit the poison hit cap. The poison hit cap with no buffs at all is 315. If you have access to improved faerie fire or misery then the cap drops to 237 and if you happen to be Alliance and have a Draenei around the cap drops again to 210. (All of these numbers assume you have 5/5 Precision).
So the question is, which of these two poison hit caps should you be shooting for – 315 or 237/210? If you’re a long time reader of my blog I believe my answer will surprise you (it surprised me). You should be aiming for the latter, 237/210.
Well, more often than not, in a 25 man raid, you will have access to one of these two buffs. With that in mind, the loss in DPS from not having the buff is less significant than being over-capped when you have buff. In the former situation at least you have more agility/attack power/crit to compensate. Ideally it would be great to have two sets of gear, one of each cap that you could change depending on the situation but that is a timely and expensive endeavor that’s probably not worth it for most people.
As for what to do when you hit the cap? I would just gem straight Agility because it’s delicious and provides both attack power and crit.
Edit: All of that being said, it should be noted that caps are not overall goals and most of this advice applies to gemming and enchanting. Gear should be looked at on an individual basis through use of a spreadsheet.
Side Note: Happy 3.0.8 day everyone. I’m most looking forward to no more diminished returns on reputation gains from killing mobs! What are you all looking forward to?
Side-Side Note: Since moving my feedburner account over to google (Google bought them) I’ve seen my subscriber numbers drop about 50%. I hope this is just a statistical error and you all didn’t lose the feed.
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