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12-27-2008 @ 4:34PM
Yeah, i remember running EnhSim to see what was better for Mongoose (x2) vs Executioner/Mongoose or Executionerx2.Executioner consistently lowered DPS.Seems to me that Armor penetration is a broken stat. I have it as an incidental on some items, but not something i would sacrifice another stat for.
12-27-2008 @ 5:12PM
You are a shaman.ARP is pretty much a garbage stat.What did EnhSim show your DPS percentages at? I'm guessing with the new system your spell damage was racking up around 20-30% of your damage. None of that cares about armor pen at all.So right off the bat, 10% armor pen is only helping you do 7% more damage than you would be without it.Enhance shaman see smaller gains from Haste and armor pen than pretty much any class. BM hunters actually hate haste more thanks to not needing a single bit to have steady shot hit the 1.5 second GCD cap. Hit rating for both Hunters and Shaman is a minor stat as once it is capped (spell cap for shaman) you pretty much don't care for more. It only helps white damage with shaman at that point instead of spell and white. Hunters with 9% for yellow and the normal hit cap on a gun are done after that.So why does Mail have huge amounts of armor pen, haste and hit rating? Did the guy in charge of Mail Itemization not get the memo, or do they have a chimpanzee in there pushing buttons?
12-27-2008 @ 10:16PM
My stats were focussing entirely on melee (not spells) because I was working on making each component as solid as I could. Being enhancement, autoattack tends to be at the top, with Windfury a close second. The others fall off a good deal more after that.
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