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2-27-2012 @ 3:22PM
I don't think the problem here is as big as you make it sound. First of all, as a raid leader and loot officer, I would have no problem giving you the same piece twice versus, say, giving it to a Resto Druid who offspecs Balance and will never use that agi leather anyway. However, if said Druid might ever tank or go cat I'd give him equal consideration. Possibly more if it was tank and we used him for tanking a lot. Still, it just isn't as big as you make it sound.First of all, you're going to use the same tier. That right there makes gearing a pure 10 times easier than gearing a hybrid. Most hybrid's (all except ferals, and that will be ending in MoP most likely) have to have a completely new set of tier to use in their offspec. You'll probably use the same meta, and the same 40 and 50 agi gems. Maybe to be truly optimal you'd switch out a hit or haste hybrid gem here and there, but really that's not going to make a huge difference.You'll also be using the same weapons, at least this tier. You are also going to be using the same trinkets, or at least, your trinkets won't be completely terrible like say a Ret Paladin using Holy trinkets would be.So really, we're talking about Rings, Neck, Cloak, Waist, and possibly one offset slot here. If you're running normal modes, there's always a VP option you can pick up and reforge for your offspec until you get the BIS. It won't be the best, but it will be just fine (and that's just like what hybrids have to do). If you are running HMs, then often if you have a 410 option it is the only 410 option and thus you automatically have BIS for both specs. Congratulations!Also, it looks like your stat weights are out of date.You're using the same gems, trinkets, weapons, tier, or so close as to be a non-issue. The only thing that might change drastically is reforging. Two things about that: first, Combat and Sub are so close in weights that it probably isn't worth the gold to fix (and if you're going assassination you ought to take a look at DPS rankings for Rogues sometime ), and second if your secondary stats on these pieces makes that big of a difference, I think you need to go back and fix your rotations, not your gear.I think a Mage might have a better argument for this right now, because Arcane and Fire really do have vastly different weights. Only thing is, Fire's pretty much the best spec for everything except HM spine so you build a Fire set, and when you get to HM spine you reforge for Arcane and go Arcane. When you're done with HM Spine, you go back to your Fire setup.Same tier, same gems, same gear, same trinks, same weapons, same enchants, possibly some slightly different reforges here and there. Compare this to having to get new tier, often completely new primary stat gear, new trinkets, possibly a new weapon, and new gems. I think true hybrids have the more onerous task.
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