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8-16-2011 @ 9:06PM
"If you're raiding Firelands, you've almost certainly passed the all-important 2,005 haste breakpoint unless you're raiding buck naked"I am raiding normal 10 man Firelands (4/7 currently). I have reforged every piece of gear that doesn't have haste on it to haste. I'm sitting at 1599 haste rating. Is everyone using raw haste gems to do this? To make matters worse, I very rarely have a shadow priest, moonkin, or Shaman so the 5% buff is just a dream. I do often get our warlock's Dark Intent unless my guild leader goes Fire, then it's his.Long story short, gem for haste? Or farm the old raids for different gear drops?
8-17-2011 @ 2:37AM
If your guild leader takes di as fire for a few extra damage over a Druid, I'm sorry but your guild leader is mentally handicapped.
8-17-2011 @ 7:15AM
I haven't gotten into firelands yet, but when I decided to go for 2005 it was a heartbreaking transition. Yellow sockets were pure haste, red sockets int/haste, unless the socket bonus wasn't int or haste, then more pure haste. Reforged everything to haste (including spirit!). Kissed my lw 130 int to bracers goodbye for some more haste.Results, though; to be determined. I noticed on the healing meters I was doing nearly double the HPS of our pally. I think that says more about the crappiness of the paladin, who still won't shut up about how awesome he is, than my gear/skill. A big upside was that I had a lot less mana regen, due to reforging spirit away, and that forced me to be less cocky with my heals, giving my hots a chance to tick, rather than panicking with a wg/rejuv/ht on a dps who's only down 10k or so.As I replace gear, I'll be looking for stuff with haste on it natively. Originally I was the "screw haste, stack mastery" tank healer, now I'm striving to spread my branches with raid healing again.This would be so much easier if my favorite warlock's video card hadn't melted. I could gem properly again and reforge to better stats. I'm tempted to buy him a cheap one myself to get him running again, that's how delicious his DI is. :9
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