T5 shoulders - buyer's remorse?

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T5 shoulders - buyer's remorse?

Post#1 » Wed May 14, 2008 9:42 am

So, I admit - I'm a bit disappointed with the new T5 shoulders I picked up last night. They are an upgrade in every stat except spell hit, where I lose over 1% between gems and base stats. I'm keeping them towards the 4-piece set bonus, but I'm going to have to keep my badge shoulders around to swap out if I'm not grouped with an Elemental Shaman. Grr.
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Post#2 » Wed May 14, 2008 10:14 am

LOOT NINJA!!
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Post#3 » Wed May 14, 2008 11:08 am

less QQ.... every time i get an upgrade i have to re-gem all my gear to cap hit, granted i believe you don't have as many yellow sockets as my gear does... but nothing like spell hit and dmg gems ftw

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Post#4 » Wed May 14, 2008 11:24 am

Glad I'm a shaman and a healer on top of that. Hit? Pfft... Elemental, you can get 9% hit just from talents. Enhance, 9% as well. That puts you hit capped for Storm Strike right there and any other hit you end up getting is just icing on the cake for enhance. Well, most will say try to get 100 - 150 but thats easy to get and youll never have to gem for it. heh...
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Post#5 » Wed May 14, 2008 1:01 pm

How do t5 shoulders work out for resto druids? Stask doesn't have a single t5 piece of gear yet.
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Post#6 » Wed May 14, 2008 3:10 pm

Ninja more.
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Post#7 » Wed May 14, 2008 3:35 pm

I lost about 15 spell hit off of the gear itself, plus I lost a yellow socket (for a blue). I also decided to try out a haste gem instead of a hit gem in the remaining yellow socket. I'm still hit capped with a Totem of Wrath + Draenei aura, so I figure pushing hit any more with that gear is silly; if I don't get Oldthumper in my group, I'll switch back to the badge shoulders.

With the Balance of Power talent (4%), I need 12% in spell hit rating or other buffs to cap, which is not easy to get with the selection of gear available to Boomkins in the T5 range.
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Post#8 » Wed May 14, 2008 6:28 pm

you can't rely on someone in your party for hit, because if that person falls early in a boss fight you are severely gimped. For farm its fine but for progression every ounce of dps is important, especially as members fall, and as groups get switched around and people are not always in raid.

but thats my opinion

also, you can have your old set of shoulder in case you don't have thumper in your group :)

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Post#9 » Fri May 16, 2008 11:29 am

Yes, I am keeping the old shoulders for that occurrence. And once I get the 4-pc T5 bonus, my DPS will go up immensely. I may even be able to retire Wrath from my spell rotation. :-)
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Post#10 » Thu May 29, 2008 2:12 pm

I got the 2.4 badge ring and I'm up to 138 spell hit rating without Shaman support, so I can safely say "buh-bye" to the old badge shoulders. Yay.
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Post#11 » Thu May 29, 2008 3:22 pm

um no one who isnt a lock gets to QQ about having to get lots of hit. 202 enough said

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Post#12 » Thu May 29, 2008 3:38 pm

If you don't QQ about spell hit, I won't QQ about your DPS being ridiculously higher than anything else in the game.
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Post#13 » Thu May 29, 2008 3:50 pm

Locks are capped at 202?!

I am at 300-312 depending on gear, and not capped yet.


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Post#14 » Thu May 29, 2008 3:54 pm

Learn to use a two-hander, then you only need 8.6% hit. :lol:
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Post#15 » Thu May 29, 2008 4:24 pm

Deal Lealla ;)

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