A few updates for you guys that I made on the site here…sorry for the hiatus, had a family Christmas and have more or less been plugging away on my Paladin, gaining reputation, building gear, leveling professions, failing heroics, etc.
Thank you to everyone who has been helping with input via comments and emails. I have taken them all in and with your help, have made some changes to information on the site (especially gearing).
Here are the gear changes I have made thus far:
- [Breastplate of Raging Fury]moved up to #1 from #2, because with 2 Bold Inferno Rubies, it takes precedence over the epic BS chest.
- [Forged Elementium Mindcrusher] moved to#3 from #9 with the weapon speed change to 3.6 seconds from 2.6 (much better now).
And here is the major stat priority change I am now comfortable with:
- Changed stat priorities of Critical Strike and Haste. Crit is now #3 behind hit and expertise, while haste is now #4. Mastery is still bringing up the rear…for now.
I haven’t done a new post in awhile because I have been completely immersed in the game, getting my Paladin built up. Still looking for that epic sword from Archaeology, though [Blade of the Fearless]will be in my possession as early as tomorrow.
My heroic PUGs are still hit or miss, mostly being miss. Guild heroics are faring much better. My DPS in 5-mans has significantly improved, and I attribute that to better gear, getting hit capped, and getting close to the expertise cap. I am gemming pure strength atm, and choosing to reach hit cap via reforging.
One small tip:
- If you find yourself in the 7% hit rating range, consider reforging some haste to reach hit cap. This will even out over time with better gear, where this doesn’t need to happen…but for now, hit rating is far outweighing haste in terms of DPS stat priority. Mastery is still the main stat to reforge, but haste can work too…just don’t go overboard.
I almost have my PvP set completed, and should be hitting the battlegrounds soon. Tol Barad is very similar to Wintergrasp, but I still like it. The daily quest integration for winning is awesome.
Finally, I will have more posts to come with some good information, hopefully! Stay tuned!