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7-20-2011 @ 5:16PM
Just wanted to comment on how rare the feral cat's gearing situation is. All of their secondary stats are about the same so that makes it easy for someone new to learn how to gear up. Not saying that it's facepalm but a whole lot easier to jump into and adjust to. Plus, you can change playstyles without much effect on your damage. Don't like missing or getting parried/dodged? Then gear for hit/expertise. Like to see your bleeds hit harder because you find yourself doing other things to help the raid besides damage, (interrupts, heals, emergency/offtanking, battle rezzes, innvervates,)? Gear for mastery. Always doing some damage and never leaving cat form? Gear for crit/haste. Man I wish my gearing was this easy... Disclaimer: I don't actually play a feral cat druid competitively, though I do have one as my primary alt, but he's only 68. Thus, I'm not saying to actually take this advice of mine. I'm just saying that this is what I gather from info I've read on WoW Insider, Wowhead forums, Elitist Jerks.
7-20-2011 @ 5:34PM
After reading on Elitist Jerk's the feral cat guide and Chase's intro to this article, I'm wondering what crit is good for. Chase mentions the varied gearing strategies right now: hit/exp, haste, and mastery. Elitist Jerks mentions the previous three plus a balanced distribution one. Any idea what the crit gearing strategy is for, Chase? Also, I should seriously consider leveling up my feral druid to take advantage of the awesomeness that is the feral druid. I miss totally owning in PvP, both as damage and tank (FC for WsG/EotS, tank for AV). Since I don't raid, were I to actually do this, I'd probably use the hit/exp gearing strategy because heroic dungeons make use of AoE quite frequently and because I hate having to reuse something because I missed it the first time. I probably will after I get BiS pre-raid gear for my SV hunter and deck him out in Vicious gear (I don't do RBGs or arena either, though I might consider it trying it out with another hunter friend with an empty slot on his 2v2 team once I do my PvE gearing).
7-20-2011 @ 5:38PM
After reading my previous three comments, I've come to notice something. Damn did I write a lot in response to this article! I think this is more than I've written since Cataclysm started combined! It's weird but I've been getting quieter on this site as time goes on. Maybe I'm just getting lazy. Or maybe it's the hormones. Damn it puberty!
7-21-2011 @ 12:12AM
Crit specials gives bonus combo point
7-21-2011 @ 1:17AM
@ gewaitI know that. I'm asking which playstyle would gearing crit suit the best.
7-21-2011 @ 8:42AM
A crit-based gearing style is also useful for hybrid ferals who sometimes tank, sometimes DPS and don't want to split up their gear too much in the process. Bears still want crit/mastery gear (since there's no leather tanking gear, they're the best in a bunch of bad options). Reforging/enchanting/gemming aren't the same, of course, but depending on your needs, you can tune your gear to be better for the spec you're using more.
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