Frost DPS 5.4 - Howling Blargh
Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:03 PM
Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:01 AM
It makes the upgraded heroic warforged trinket quite nice, though, with its even 50% increase. All CDs are reduced by an even 1/3, making it much easier to line them up (at least sometimes) with other things that aren't reduced.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:04 PM
Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:51 PM
Edit: I'm speaking specifically of 2H frost.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:18 AM
At some number of targets and some duration of their uptime (depending on your stats) it even becomes worthwhile, with this trinket, to Pestilence/Rolling Blood Blood Plague onto all the targets.
Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:28 PM
I'm currently playing 2h-frost and been searching for the haste-cap to aim for before reforging full crit but I haven't seen any hard numbers. I assume some haste is needed (even if haste is last in the stat-prio) since 3 out of 5 haste-items in the BiS-list are not haste-reforged.
Since the haste-cap is the same regardless if you have full hc-warforged gear or full normal gear, atleast that's what I think it is, I used the BiS-gear and how much haste that will give me.
If you upgrade all haste-items and reforge according to BiS-list above that would give me 5512 haste from items and without the VP-upgrade 5098 haste.
Are my assumptions correct? Should I be reforing for just above 5k haste to make sure I get maximized haste without getting overcapped?
Thanks for being a great source of information for the DK-class!
Edited by Hackebiff, 26 October 2013 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:39 PM
Posted 28 November 2013 - 02:08 PM
On the 2h BiS list shouldnt the legs and the ring (seal of the forgotten kings) be reforged from haste to mastery?
Posted Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Just a comment on the profession section, wouldn't a blacksmith allow you to socket two secondary stat gems (rather than strength) making this a slightly stronger choice. I realize the difference is very small, but it does exist
Yes, it does. Blacksmith is already a strong choice due to it's versility. Engineering might still be a better choice.
Note that this makes Jewelcrafting a poorer choice, as you need to use Strength gems to get the Strength bonus. If you use a Secondary Stat gem, you only get half the bonus.
To clarify, assume Mastery is your best secondary stat, and it has a value of 0.6, while strength has a value of 1.0, for ease of calculating.
Any profession unrelated to gems that grants 320 strength = 320 value. (Norm.)
Blacksmithing using strength gems grants 320 strength = 320 value. (Norm.)
Blacksmithing using mastery gems grants 640 mastery = 384 value. (Above norm!)
Jewelcrafting using JC strength gems instead of mastery gems grants 640 strength = 640 value instead of 640 mastery = 384 value for a gain of 256 value. (Below norm!)
Jewelcrafting using JC strength gems instead of strength/mastery gems grants 640 strength = 640 value instead of 160 strength + 320 mastery = 160 + 192 value = 352 value for a gain of 288 value. (Below norm!)
Jewelcrafting using JC mastery gems instead of mastery gems grants 960 mastery = 576 value instead of 640 mastery = 384 value for a gain of 192 value. (Below norm!)
Jewelcrafting using JC mastery gems instead of strength/mastery gems grants 960 mastery = 576 value instead of 160 strength + 320 mastery = 160 + 192 value = 352 value for a gain of 224 value. (Below norm!)
Blacksmithing is good, since it increases your options, while Jewelcrafting is bad, since it limits your options.
With Jewelcrafting, the best choice depends on the itemization score of your secondary stat, normalized to strength.
If your best secondary stat is worth less than 0.666 times your strength, you always use 2x JC strength gems, preferably in red sockets where you are going for the socket bonus, but if you do not have such socket, any prismatic socket or socket where you are not going for the socket bonus will do.
If your best secondary stat is worth in between 0.666 and 0.75 times your strength, you use up to 2x JC strength gems in red sockets where you are going for the socket bonus. If you do not have 2 such sockets, you use your remaining JC gems as JC secondary stat gems.
If your best secondary stat is worth more than 0.75 times your strength, you always use 2x JC secondary gems, and use strength/secondary gems for the red sockets where you want the socket bonus.
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