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1-28-2010 @ 10:49AM
The actual DPS required to get Festergut down is 133,494.9. That low, however, and you might, uh, lose a few people there at the end: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/c8l7aubv86rh42uw/sum/damageDone/?s=8323&e=8626On Rotface, do you recommend no Aspect of the Wild on both 10- AND 25-man? Tens of thousands of damage being resisted in 25-man by AotW alone, and I wonder what the DPS loss is by a single Hunter swapping aspects.Great entry; makes me want to try kiting the Oozes.
1-28-2010 @ 12:23PM
If ONLY someone he knew tried to tell him that a few times before the article was posted. :P
1-28-2010 @ 12:35PM
Correct, a MM hunter should never be made to leave dragonhawk. If it's a 25-man, then you'll have a shamman who can use his nature resist totem. In the 10-man, we've found it's just not worth the dps loss.
1-28-2010 @ 1:20PM
I'm generally a fan of your writing, and I'm a Marks hunter who hates having to use Aspect of the Wild, but I am amazed that you'd say this. You're depriving your raid of a buff that offers mitigation of almost every damage source in that encounter. The resistance is far more important than your personal dps. Especially in 10-man, where the dps requirement is much lower. And in 25-man, unless you have 3 or more shamans (which, granted, is quite possible), their wind totem slot could be put to better use to the benefit of the raid. Asking your raid to go without Windfury (raid dps buff) or Wrath of Air (raid dps/healing buff) so that you can have higher personal dps is criminal. You are doing your raid a disservice by refusing to offer a buff that the encounter assumes you have access to in its design.
1-28-2010 @ 1:33PM
The actual amount of nature damage taken is pretty low for everyone but the kiter (assuming you're playing wisely). I actually tried running Aspect of the Wild for a couple of attempts in my 10-man: the healers reported no difference other and the dps hit was massive (not such a big deal for SV hunters though). Also it appears that at least some of the damage is combination nature/shadow, making the nature damage taken even less.In the end it appears that the loss of dps hurt the raid far more than the minor damage reduction gain.
1-28-2010 @ 2:14PM
Do most raids run without a druid? I could understand that in a 10 man maybe, but I would think that most 25s have at least one druid.Aspect of the Wild doesn't stack with Mark of the Wild's resist buff as far as I know. If that's changed, it's news to me. If you don't run with a druid, consider picking up the Drums of the Wild that leatherworker's can make. It also has the resists bonus on it, and you don't have to be a leatherworker to use the drum.With drums or a druid, you'll never have to sacrifice a hunter aspect (or a shaman totem) for resists. Our main issue with the Rotface fight has been killing him too slowly, so that he doesn't die before the adds become unmanageable, ergo anything that keeps our DPS higher is going to help.
1-28-2010 @ 2:23PM
Edit to my post above: I realized that Gift/Mark/Drums do not provide as much of a buff as aspect or totem, so in that sense Aspect/Totem is a better choice as a resist, even though they don't stack. However, I agree with those saying the loss in DPS for the hunter or the raid is not worth the resistance gained from the aspect or totem.
1-28-2010 @ 2:48PM
"Also it appears that at least some of the damage is combination nature/shadow, making the nature damage taken even less."Aye, much of the damage in that battle is of the new shadowstorm damage type, but that uses the LOWEST of your nature or shadow resistance to determine its damage, so nature resistance is every bit as important as if it was pure nature damage (since presumably you have shadow resistance coming from a pally or priest).
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