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Wrath Gear List and Stats
« on: November 14, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
Here's a quib from Elitist Jerks about what you should be looking for Stat wise before we start with 10/25 mans

Spell hit rating is the best stat you can get, by a large margin. All spell casts use a 2 roll system, which means they must hit before they can crit or partial resist. Additionally, only 26.23199272 hit rating is required to add 1% hit chance with spells. Because of this, spell hit rating is, point for point, almost 3 times better than spell crit rating. The base chance for any spell to resist, before talents, is 83% against a boss level mob (+3 levels). Any talent that describes itself as "reducing the opponents chance to resist" increases your chance to hit. Beyond that, gear can be used to improve your hit chance to a maximum of 100%. Once you reach the 100% hit mark, further hit rating is completely useless and you are considered "capped". With rare exceptions, gearing below the hit cap will almost assuredly result in a loss of potential dps.

The following is a list of all mage stats in order of effectiveness:

spell hit rating (to cap) > spell damage > spell crit rating > spell haste rating > spell penetration

Level 80 Combat Ratings and Stats
Spell Hit - 26.23199272
Spell Critical Strike - 45.90598679
Spell Haste - 32.78998947

Haste is now of questionable value because mana is much tighter than it was before 3.0. Every stat increases dpm except for spell haste.

Spell penetration is of almost no value at all, it's primarily a pvp stat. Spell crit rating tends to come prepackaged on a lot of gear, but is generally not a desirable stat because it takes a monstrous 45.90598679 points of it to give a 1% increase to crit rate.

There are a few talents that can help reach your spell hit cap

Boomkins have: [spell=33602]Improved Faerie Fire[/spell] or (can't have both) Sprists have: [spell=33193]Misery[/spell]

You can talent into: [spell=29440]Elemental Precision[/spell] or [spell=12840]Arcane Focus[/spell]

Draenei have [spell=6562]Heroic Presence[/spell]

Here's a quick break down:
17% - 445.94387624 Hit Cap
14% - 367.24789808 with [spell=29440]Elemental Precision[/spell] or [spell=12840]Arcane Focus[/spell]
11% - 288.55191992 with [spell=33602]Improved Faerie Fire[/spell] or [spell=33193]Misery[/spell]
10% - 262.3199272 with a draenai's [spell=6562]Heroic Presence[/spell]
7%* - 209.85594176 [spell=47610]FFB[/spell]
1% 26.23199272

*After the change from [spell=29440]Elemental Precision[/spell] to [spell=29440]Precision[/spell] FFB will no longer have the double dip for spell +hit.

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« Last Edit: December 21, 2008, 03:39:45 PM by Nixphire »

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Re: Wrath Gear List and Stats
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 11:41:54 PM »
 One note on the 100% hit cap.  I do not think it exists.  Pre wolk i had 214 hit  (12 over a warlock hit cap) and i regularly missed with some spells.  I actually missed more than i did when there was an inherent 1% chance to miss no matter how much spell hit you had.


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Re: Wrath Gear List and Stats
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 12:36:42 AM »
I noticed that a lot too. I pvped a lot more, but I noticed I was missing a whole ton more. This is all theory crafted stuff right now. I'm sure those that do all the testing will find out if there are any bugs and let blizzard know if this can be over come or not.


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Re: Wrath Gear List and Stats
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 08:47:38 AM »
Here's a nice break down of some gear with where you can get it too.



Here's a quick list of pre raiding items you can get. If I have time I'll go through this more thoroughly.
[item]Staff of Draconic Combat[/item]
[item]Staff of Sinister Claws[/item]
[item]Staff of Wayward Principles[/item]
MH Dagger
[item]Netherbreath Spellblade[/item]
MH Sword
[item]Cursed Lich Blade[/item]
Held in Off-Hand
[item]Prison Manifest[/item]
[item]Frostbridge Orb[/item]
[item]Telestra's Journal[/item]
[item]Temple Crystal Fragment[/item]

[item]Rod of the Fallen Monarch[/item]
[item]Wand of Ahnkahet[/item]
[item]Wand of the San'layn[/item]

[item]Arcane Flame Altar-Garb[/item]
[item]Drakewing Raiments[/item]
[item]Egg Sac Robes[/item]
[item]Ornate Woolen Stola[/item]

[item]Cleric's Linen Shoes[/item]
[item]Footwraps of Teleportation[/item]
[item]Stone-Worn Footwraps[/item]

[item]Giant-Hair Woven Gloves[/item]
[item]Gloves of Distorted Time[/item]
[item]Gloves of Glistening Runes[/item]
[item]Gloves of the Crystal Gardener[/item]
[item]Overlook Handguards[/item]
[item]Silken Bridge Handwraps[/item]

[item]Cowl of the Dire Troll[/item]
[item]Elder Headpiece[/item]
[item]Forgotten Shadow Hood[/item]

[item]Breeches of the Caller[/item]
[item]Cyanigosa's Leggings[/item]
[item]Opposed Stasis Leggings[/item]
[item]Skirt of the Old Kingdom[/item]
[item]Sorrowgrave's Breeches[/item]
[item]Woven Bracae Leggings[/item]

[item]Dark Runic Mantle[/item]
[item]Mantle of Deceit[/item]
[item]Mantle of the Tribunal[/item]
[item]Runecaster's Mantle[/item]

[item]Belt of Unified Souls[/item]
[item]Flowing Sash of Order[/item]
[item]Girdle of Bane[/item]
[item]Sash of Phantasmal Images[/item]
[item]Sash of the Servant[/item]

[item]Azure Cloth Bindings[/item]
[item]Cuffs of the Trussed Hall[/item]
[item]Cuffs of Winged Levitation[/item]
[item]Flame Sphere Bindings[/item]
[item]Savage Wound Wrap[/item]

[item]Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape[/item]
[item]Shroud of Moorabi[/item]
[item]Subterranean Waterfall Shroud[/item]

[item]Amulet of Dazzling Light[/item]
[item]Amulet of the Spell Flinger[/item]
[item]Dragon Prow Amulet[/item]
[item]Necklace of Taldaram[/item]
[item]Necromancer's Amulet[/item]

[item]Annhylde's Ring[/item]
[item]Band of Enchanted Growth[/item]
[item]Band of Guile[/item]
[item]Globule Signet[/item]
[item]Ring of the Frenzied Wolvar[/item]
[item]Ring of the Traitor King[/item]
[item]Spectral Seal of the Prophet[/item]
[item]The Prospector's Prize[/item]

[item]Je'Tze's Bell[/item]
[item]Mark of the War Prisoner[/item]
[item]Pendulum of Telluric Currents[/item]
[item]Spark of Life[/item]
[item]Talisman of Troll Divinity[/item]
« Last Edit: December 05, 2008, 11:21:40 PM by Nixphire »


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Re: Wrath Gear List and Stats
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 11:22:23 PM »
Updated for level 80 stats. I had level 70 stats previously  :-X


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Re: Wrath Gear List and Stats
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 11:24:39 PM »
It also looks like for PVE FFB might be the way to go: