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6-11-2009 @ 4:45PM
First off, great article. Good to see some actual examples and real data comparison.The stat that consistently gives me headaches is haste. I've only just started in Northrend, so I can't speak to any real blues or purples, but I'm finding myself with a lot of tough calls on gear with haste vs heavy attack etc. I use Ratingbuster so determining how an items agility, attack, stamina (survival spec), etc will affect my base damage is pretty easy, but how my actual DPS will be affected is a different story. What sugestions are there for calculating how to balance speed vs per shot power?
6-11-2009 @ 5:49PM
Get to 400 haste -- easy with Naxx gear -- and you've got your Steady Shot equal in speed to the GCD. Stop at that point.
6-11-2009 @ 5:52PM
Haste seems to be one of those mysteriously tricky stats. I think that for stacking haste you basically go until your Steady Shot equals the Global Cooldown. I'll be honest I don't know the exact cap off the top of my head. But here's a nifty tool I found that might help you.http://ezmooks.site88.net/hastecalc.php
6-11-2009 @ 7:40PM
There's nothing tricky about haste - the underlying mathematics are 8th grade material.Your poor perception does not imply universal difficulty.
6-12-2009 @ 11:13AM
Haste should not be stacked. Take it if it's not optional, but you never need to look for a specific amount. I found my raid buffed steady shots were under the global cooldown length even when I was just starting up, in rep rewards and blues.
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