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10-29-2010 @ 9:35AM
Don't reforge crit off of your gear. Stop being lazy, regem to strength, and don't ever reforge for mastery. It's pretty terrible right now. Fury warriors who aren't idiots are still topping meters. Not all the time, but probably more than you are in your yellow-gemmed mastery set.
10-29-2010 @ 10:02AM
So gem for strength and reforge haste to hit?
10-29-2010 @ 10:07AM
Downrate him all you like, but he's got a point. Red ArP gems turning to Yellow Crit gems is a massive loss, regem Strength (or str/crit, str/hit) (which you can't reforge anyway).So far with a 27% hit set, reforging all haste to hit or crit, I'm seeing very good results.Ignore mastery till 85 - some classes benefit from it already (hi Prot Warriors), Fury Warriors aren't one of those.
10-29-2010 @ 10:16AM
Maybe he is trying different things with different toons? I'm sure his "main" warrior is nicely Gemmed/Enchanted/Reforged/Oiled to within an inch of its life
10-29-2010 @ 10:17AM
Hoff, At this point in the expansion, I did the same thing for two of my level 80 warriors. Like Rossi, I regemmed for Str on my wealthiest main, but on my 2nd and third warriors, I just left a lot of the crit and reforged my gear to get the hit I needed. Seriously, what is so horrible about that? I min/max my best warrior - the same thing he said he did with his - but I'm not going to go to all that trouble with every warrior alt a month before we all start leveling again. Give me a break! You call that lazy, I call that being realistic and sensible with my gold. My main is awesome in raids and my alts are a more than viable.I've leveled through 85 in the beta, and I did it with only 3 glyphs and NO reforging or regemming until level 83 (and I didn't really need to then - just finally got around to it) and it was a breeze. I had so much killing power and self-healing that I obliterated everything in my path, never having to stop and eat or bandage. What is the point of dumping all that cash, right before leveling begins again?
10-29-2010 @ 11:11AM
Regemming with blue-level gems, esp the str/hit twilight opals to match decent socket bonuses and activate the meta, would be far better than leaving the +20 crit gems, and not that expensive. The large increase in attack power makes a big difference.
10-29-2010 @ 2:21PM
"I probably would have stacked strength or mastery gems and reforged more haste along with crit for hit, but either way seems to work. (My draenei has more standing-around money, so he went with more strength gems than my night elf, who is instead relying more on reforging.)"Now that I've shown you that you are very bad at reading comprehension...If you had several warriors and four at 80, maybe you'd focus your efforts on one of them (as I have) or maybe you'd try to get all four to the best possible gem/enchant choices no matter how much time or money it took you. That's your prerogative. I, however, am not seeing low DPS on the night elf even though I went with the cheaper alternative because I know I'm going to replace half of his gear. If I can do up to 13k per boss and a solid 9 to 11k through the heroic on a character who does not raid, I'm okay with that.As for my draenei, frankly, I'm afraid to talk about his DPS. I left a few crit gems in for sockets, but he's 80% str gemmed, and it's kind of insane how hard he hits.
10-29-2010 @ 3:20PM
Please Rossi, don't hurt 'em
10-29-2010 @ 9:48PM
TBH, I have actually found a high mastery rating helping DPS especially if you are really trigger happy with Death Wish. ATM, I have only 18 mastery, but at that level my Raging blows is hitting at 157% WD along with Death Wish's 31% increase. And with a Fury OS and so kinda BS'd gear set picked up throughout, not to mention not having the 4 piece t10 yet, I believe that the single target 13k I can pull in heroics is of decent proof that indeed mastery is a respectable stat.
10-30-2010 @ 12:36PM
@Zeff: Yes.Your stat priorities are Hit to 8% and Expertise to 23 (this is a NEW CAP for 80) then Strength > Hit (up to 27%) > Crit > Haste > Mastery. Gem straight Strength if you can reach your initial Hit and Expertise caps through gear alone, including reforging, then reforge all of your Haste to more Hit. If you're overcapped on Expertise now, you can swap that for more Hit, or for Crit if you've hit 27%, or for Haste if you've managed to hit the hardcaps for both Hit and Crit.
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