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6-23-2008 @ 1:02PM
One of the best ways to get ready for Kara, as a Rogue, is to read this: http://elitistjerks.com/f47/t24301-rogue_pve_dps/The way I see it, your most important stat when it comes to choosing gems is +hit rating, particularly when you're Combat spec. The reason is a full half of your damage comes from "white" (auto-attack) damage, which suffers a serious dual-wield penalty (-20%). I hit 200 hit rating yesterday (Steelhawk Crossbow off of Moroes), and that made me very happy. As people have said, you don't need to blow a lot on gems for pre-Kara blues, so I would just get some +6 hit rating gems. However, once you down Prince and get that Netherblade Facemask, definitely invest in a [Relentless Earthstorm Diamond], which unfortunately requires 2 blue gems to activate. The EJ guide says to use [Shifting Nightseye] for those blues, and use [Rigid Dawnstone] for Yellow Sockets and [Glinting Noble Topaz] for Red Sockets.Good luck!Roland (Ulthwe - Drenden)
6-23-2008 @ 6:49PM
That's generally good advice, but I'd caution against stacking +hit without examining the hit/crit/AP/agi balance. One thing I recommend is getting a stat/damage counter addon like Recount, and testing the benefit of AP vs Hit with buff food. So go grind 50 mobs (boss encounters are better, but harder to grind) using Ravager Dog, and grind another 50 the same way using Spicy Hot Talbuk (extend further with agi and crit food if you like). Compare which buff food gives you the better result in DPS terms, then slot gems to suit. Max DPS can be a tricky thing to achieve as it's all about the balance in your stats, not maximising one particular stat.For example my current gear gives me 260 hit and about 1750 AP unbuffed. When raid buffed, both Ravager Dog and Spicy Hot Talbuk result in roughly the same DPS, so I think I've got the gem balance about right.
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