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3-05-2009 @ 4:53PM
survival hunters get more benefit from +agi buffs than +AP buffs due to expose weakness.your pet doesn't get +hit buffs from consumables, so you're better off gearing for +hit at the expense of any other stat otherwise you're losing out on lots of potential pet DPS. Honestly, if you're a raiding hunter your choices are pretty easy:+agi elixir +int elixir (because +int gives you +ap)or flask it up blackened dragonfin spiced mammoth/kibler's bitsperiod. anything else and you're really not buffing yourself as much as you think you are and you really need to re-think your gear decisions and your enchants and such. I mean if you're using consumables clearly you're at least trying to be interested in maxing out your performance or making up for gear gaps, so it's better to do it the right way rather than just plugging the wrong holes with consumables.
3-05-2009 @ 5:11PM
Of course, it's always nice to be prepared.For example, while I am currently hit-capped, I wouldn't be if I put my frost resist set on for Sapphiron and (if I can guess correctly) Hodir. When that fight is concerned, I switch out my 80ap/40stam and go for hit food.What you put down is the best for maximizing your DPS output, sure, but it's still best to go in as prepared as you can. Take all that stuff, but take a few pieces of hit food, too.
3-05-2009 @ 5:26PM
if your frost resist gear puts you under the hit cap, sorry but you're doing it wrong.hit gems, hit enchants, etc etc. you don't need a ton of frost resist. You really only need one piece unless you're so unlucky that your guild has no shamans or paladins. Even then, two pieces is just fine unless your guild has bad healers. if you're putting on more than 2 pieces of frost resist gear you're doing too much.I personally use boots and a ring. With a shaman I get to 250 frost resist and that's more than enough. I've got icewalker and +hit gems in the boots, I've got a +hit gem in the ring and I'm still over the cap. It's nice to be prepared, but it's better to know what you're doing before you show up.
3-05-2009 @ 5:30PM
"Honestly, if you're a raiding hunter your choices are pretty easy:"If you're a raiding >survival< hunter. Also see furry's response about Haste food.
3-05-2009 @ 7:16PM
"if your frost resist gear puts you under the hit cap, sorry but you're doing it wrong."I spent 600g enchanting and gemming them FOR hit. I went on a tangent against my raid leader saying "Forget the hundred club achievement, because I wasted money on this and I am not going to waste it!"I mean, I /could/ ignore the bonuses and just go all hit, but I'd lose a bit of agility for that. I dunno..hrm..I'm just saying, being prepared helps out. Take the good DPS stuff, but don't be afraid to use hit stuff if you need it.
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