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11-29-2007 @ 5:50PM
I did some math(quick and dirty) on how many points would be needed for a mage to get all the s3 gear(want and staff included) and for a hunter to get all the s3 gear(ranged and axe).Mages would spend 13,000 points on their season 3 gear. If there were no 1000 point Waraxe Hunters would have to spend 15,750 arena points on all their gear with the Decapitator in place of the Waraxe. With the Waraxe Hunters spend 13,000 points. It's pretty obvious why the axe costs 1000 points if you look at the numbers, which most people aren't doing.I have a hunter and the new Waraxe and couldn't be happier. Pre-2.3 Hunters could be easily killed by people who got within their dead zone. Post-2.3 you can try to stand on top of a Hunter, like people have been doing since pvp started, but the you won't be there long if the Hunter is popping 2k raptor strikes with the Waraxe.
11-29-2007 @ 6:06PM
That argument works, if you're assuming that everyone is going for a full-set. That assumption however, is pure-theory, and no fact. Comparing it (and pricing it the same as) a wand is ridiculous. The item budget on a 2-hander is huge in comparison to a wand. The best end-game wands have maybe just over half a percent spellcrit, maybe almost 1 spellhit, and under 30 raw spell damage. You cannot seriously tell me that that's anywhere close to equivalent benefit, it's not.
11-29-2007 @ 6:27PM
TotalBiscuit:But have you looked at the stats on Hunter's ranged weapons? They aren't really all that impressive. We get our +DPS stuff from our two handers. Our bows/guns/crossbows have the limited stats you are referring to. That said, the bows/guns/crossbows still have more affect on our overall DPS based on raw white damage and weapon speed.
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