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5-16-2011 @ 1:36PM
I wouldn't mind the mindless, tedious grind that Archaeology turns into the minute you hit max level and start looking for specific artifacts so much if the Dwarf caster staff wasn't the only 359 staff IN THE GAME right now that doesn't have spirit on it.It's brutal and unnecessary - I'm okay with hard, but that staff becomes more-or-less useless once 4.2 drops and we get access to the next tier of raid gear - it seems like, if it gets to the point that I end up fighting the RNG past the point where the reward is really useful to me, the drop rate is too low.
5-16-2011 @ 2:19PM
You get a pretty good MH+OH caster non-spirit combo with two entry-level bosses in this tier (Magmaw - Incineratus and Halfus - Book of Binding Will). Considering that you can enchant your OH with 40int, I'd stop looking for that staff right now and start farming those two bosses =)Heck, even the PvP MH + Halfus OH is potentially better than that staff.I'm talking from a Warlock PoV, but I bet that's true for mages as well.
5-16-2011 @ 2:30PM
When Cataclysm came out, my goal was to get the staff to help out with raiding with my guild. So I did it almost everyday for a good while, for all the time while my queue fired off for 40 minutes.4 months later, I got both a main hand and an offhand from raiding, and still no staff in sight. I hate Archaeology.
5-16-2011 @ 2:48PM
I'm aware there are decent MH/OH combos for casters. I'm using one now. That isn't the point, however. I want a staff, have a single option to get one, and have to dedicate a big portion of my game-time to getting it, so much time that, by the time I can get it, I probably won't need it. :(
5-16-2011 @ 3:49PM
I wouldn't consider a BoA twink staff such a bad deal.
5-16-2011 @ 4:16PM
twink staff? There are heirlooms for that, if you want one. The Dwarf staff from archaeology is ilvl 359 and requires level 85.
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