Mr. Heartless, have you considered Cael's Will for BIS? Caelestrasz's Will - Item - World of Warcraft
With the extra strength, the EP makes it stronger than Rage of Ages.
It's actually Mrs., but thank you for the chuckle
I did consider Cael's, but I initially had it shy by a mere 3 points with standard gemming and no reforging. Looking back however, one would most certainly reforge away the dodge to either haste/hit. Even with a reforge to something as weak as crit, it would still out pace Rage by a significant margin. This is one piece of gear I should have weighted with its reforge (given an unvalued defense passive) and will accordingly revise it in the list along with updated reforging for standard & Draenei sets. Thanks for bringing that up.
Also, HM Ring of Rivalry is identical to the Cloudburst and much easier to get. Ring of Rivalry - Item - World of Warcraft
I have replaced the Cloudburst random enchantment ring with Ring of Rivalry.
comparing stat weights i get glittering epidermis pulling ahead of floating web slightly for bis pre hardmodes gear
Comparing these at the 359 level without reforging I see it being very, very close with Floating Web squeaking out about 2 more points.
2.96(190) + 0.66(127) + 0.86(127)= 755.44
2.96(190) + 0.82(127) + 0.72(127)= 757.98
If I have made any errors or unfair assumptions, again, please let me know.