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3-12-2012 @ 7:07PM
It's a hit. But with it so is the gearing scheme of Cataclysm in general. Vast improvement. My only issue is mastery on gear before level 80. It's odd. And yes, it exists. I'm not even sure if it does anything, but I think it does. And to the trolls who still state that mastery doesn't exist before 80, I give you:http://www.wowhead.com/item=55254And guess what? You can reforge it at 78! :)
3-12-2012 @ 7:20PM
I think that's a byproduct of the fact that the crafted 78-80 gear (what I fondly think of as the Northrend twink bracket) has randomized enchants, so some of the time, you'll end up with mastery on gear worn by players who haven't even unlocked it yet. I like it, though -- just finished leveling a protadin, and as soon as he hit 80, he had something like 80% CTC, thanks to the random pieces of mastery gear I'd picked up along the way.(Not sure why the item you linked has a level 78 requirement, though, seeing as how that drops from Tides, and you can't even get into there before 80...)
3-12-2012 @ 7:24PM
Yeah, but you can't do Throne of the tides at level 78. And they are BoP.
3-12-2012 @ 7:43PM
Correction: You can't queue for Throne of the Tides (or Blackrock Caverns) in the dungeon finder at 78. You can still do the instance the "old school way" by running in at the entrance (in case of TotT you'd need someone to summon you though)
3-12-2012 @ 9:54PM
You can get to Throne of the Tides without a summon. The northeastern edge of the Vashj'ir zone is very close to the edge of Dun Morogh. With 280 flying, you can fly through the Fatigue Zone and make it without dying. And you can fly over the entire zone and "discover" it, because you don't have to be underwater to get the exploration achievement. You might drown on the way down if you don't have aquatic form / undead racial / underwater breathing potion. But that's a different problem.
3-12-2012 @ 10:21PM
I had that item on my paladin at 78. I don't remember checking to see if my heals left a bubble. I do know mastery works for SOME specs pre-80 and not others (now, after some research. Shadow Priests for example (work)).
3-12-2012 @ 10:25PM
"I think that's a byproduct of the fact that the crafted 78-80 gear (what I fondly think of as the Northrend twink bracket) "Just FYI - They aren't crafted. All cloth/mail/leather/plate are BoE drops from Hyjal/Vashj'ir/TotT/BWD.These are items requiring level 77-79 and range from ilevel 272 to 308. I've twinked 7 classes out with this gear, and its very fun. They all are reforge-able too :)
3-13-2012 @ 9:48AM
@MonotypeIsn't Mastery only trained at level 80?Are you saying that Mastery would work before you could even train for it?
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