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1-07-2010 @ 12:14PM
Doing the math on all of the T10 combos available with my frost emblems, it was definitely beneficial for an SV Hunter to try to pick up a 2xT10 with 2xT9, to the tune of 500 DPS in SimC and ~400 in Shandara’s Spreadsheet. It certainly depends on your other gear, and I’d recommend using either of those tools to figure out your best option. I spent some time at the dummy last night and while the 2xT10 proc doesn’t have a very high uptime, the bonus is HUGE when it’s up and it has no ICD, so good RNG can have an impact. It’s the best available set bonus combination available until we see more resets.DoTs retain % modifiers (crit, damage) even after the buff falls off, but AP modifiers are gained/lost in real time. It’s same with SP for casters. Applying a fresh sting at the end of the 2xT10 proc would guarantee the 15% bonus for the full duration of the DoT.Since ToC and T9+ gear levels for Survival Hunters, I’ve watched both SimC and Shandara’s Spreadsheet value ArP over Crit per point, though never above Agility. However, they’re close enough that you don’t really need to pick one stat to “maximize” over another. After you get to a certain amount of ArP, you’ll gain more by swapping to MM spec and maximizing around it than by re-gearing for ArP as Survival.Haste is something you should never focus on gearing for, but that doesn’t mean you want to minimize it: with a Moonkin or Ret Pally providing 3% haste, you only need 200 haste rating on gear to get SS under 1.6s, which is an acceptable cast time. Without either, you’ll need ~300 haste for the same effect. Either way – you’ll be hard pressed to gear down haste without losing overall damage.
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