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11-19-2009 @ 6:57PM
What about haste!?
11-19-2009 @ 7:02PM
push more buttons!
11-19-2009 @ 7:10PM
he's right though. you almost surely want enough haste to bring Steady Shot down to your GCD. this is trivial for BM who gain 20% haste from talents. that said, haste is more of a "get it from random spots on your gear" rather than a stacking stat.
11-19-2009 @ 7:15PM
Although Haste is one of those stats people think about. It's not one that is typically considered a primary stat when deciding gear. The idea for Haste is to stack enough of it so that your Steady Shot cooldown equals 1.5 secs (the same as the GCD), appx 523 Hast Rating.After that you really won't be thinking of Haste as much as you will Agility or Crit.
11-19-2009 @ 7:33PM
Even for SV, armor penetration is better than haste. You'll inevitably get haste on gear, but going for the 'haste soft cap' is not worth it. (And don't be one of those huntards who gems for haste!)
11-20-2009 @ 11:33AM
So should i be replacing my haste gems with Crit gems then? I have 40% crit but my haste is only 387. My armor pen is horrendous 298 but those gems are red and would make me lose 8 agi in bonuses if i switched to them.
11-20-2009 @ 11:34AM
SV hunter btw.
11-20-2009 @ 1:35PM
Never ever gem haste as a hunter. As SV, take ArP as you can get it, but don't focus on it. Also, gemming for set bonuses isn't worth it for blue sockets, unless the bonus is very good (like on 245 head slot items). Put a nightmare tear in your best blue socket to activate your meta. Gemming for yellow sockets with 10 agil / 10 crit is usually ok, although it is slightly better to go with 20 agil on the +4 agil sockets, but not a huge difference.
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