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1-16-2010 @ 2:03AM
@Qot - The core problem is that +haste has serious diminishing returns for Balance druids since 1/2 of our spell rotation (Wrath) hits the cap quickly. Additional haste on gear is wasted on a spell we can't make any faster.The other half of our rotation, Starfire, is not sufficiently affected by haste to be meaningful so we stack crit to get big hits on a long-cast spell. That gets wasted when raid-buffed because it will almost certainly crit with all buffs and Eclipse procs.This leads to balance druids relying on their Wrath spells to proc Eclipse for big nukes on Starfire or longer casting Starfire to proc Eclipse for bigger (and faster) Wraths. Some even forego the alternation all together and just spam whichever spell they have the best stats for.So we must stack both haste and crit to get the most of our core spells, but too much of either is wasted and there is little synergy between Wrath and Starfire to make one over the other preferable. Additionally a lot of the gear has had crit OR haste, not both so we have to pick and choose gear that complemented the emphasis of our rotation.
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