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More DPS, More!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 19, 2009 by Korby

I did some upgrading with my badges today.  Hammerhead Sharkskin Cloak, Belt of the Singing Blade, and I dropped a pile of cash for Etched Ring of the Kirin Tor.   Then I re-gemmed the Nesingwary 4000 with 20 hit, enchanted Gauntlets of the Wretched with 20 hit, and enchanted both Ironsoul and Edge of Ruin with Berserking.  A before and after 1 million damage test on the Heroic Training Dummy showed a 300dps increase (with 5 stacks of Sunder Armor and Battle Shout kept up), and a 30 second decrease in time to do that 1 million damage.  My hit rating is still below 8%, plus I’m Titan’s Grip, so I think my magic number is 9%, but there are a few other gem slots I’m heavily considering changing to hit gems as well.

I think I’m done buying upgrades with Conquest badges too. My next “easy” upgrade is a Triumph badge ring, with my eyes set on the Kologarn cloak from Uld10.  Cloaks with strength instead of agility are just annoyingly hard to find it seems, though 3 of them drop in Uld10.  My other annoying slot is legs.  I have the ToC legs currently, and was going to grind out 75 Conquest badges to convert to Valor badges and buy those legs since they seemed to be better than the Conquest legs, but now I’m wondering if that’s what I really want.  There don’t seem to be any high end legs that are clear upgrades aside from the Triumph legs, so maybe I should go for those instead of the ring, and those are 50 Triumphs, compared to the 35 needed for the ring (currently have 25).  I should do more 10-man VoA and hope for the legs to drop there, haha.

It’s nice to be wanted

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 13, 2009 by Korby

Logged in about 4am (yeah, I’m up all night), and suddenly everybody was all “zomg Korby, Naxx10!” and I was all “I dunno,” and they were all like “zomg Korby Naxx10!” and I was like “yeah, ok, whatever,” and they were all “yay and stuff!” Did two and a half wings, almost rolled for Maex’s spear, because it had a higher base damage than either of my maces, but it would have meant losing a ton of strength, and that’s no good for warriors. I’m pretty damn happy with my DPS too, putting up a consistant 2.5k, as well as pulling trash agro a little too much and dying from it (nevermind I had some suspicions about the skill of our DK tank.)

I left with no loot other than badges, which was fine by me. Managed to get some good drops for somebody that just returned from a 7 month absence, which was nice. Now if only somebody will invite me for an Ulduar 10. I think I’m worthy of it by now.

Rotation problems?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 20, 2009 by Korby

At the urging of a friend, I decided to look into my rotation and see if I could boost my DPS by changing somethings around. Well, I’m a Fury warrior, and what I have been doing is just spamming Whirlwind, Bloodthirst, and Heroic Strike as they come up, with occasional Slam procs. So I google on this and pretty much I’ve been doing it exactly right. One thing I was surprised to learn however, is that some warriors add in Heroic Throw to the rotation. That surprised me, because I was sure that Heroic Throw was a Prot talent, and not something I had access to in Berserker stance. So I added Heroic Throw to my button bar, and also hit Heroic Strike only when my rage went over 60 or so. I got about 1520 dps on the heroic training dummy. Then I went back to doing it how I had been doing it. Very little change. This pretty much makes me convinced that I just plain need better gear, but I’m going to keep some of those things in mind from now on, see how it works out.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by Korby

Using the site lootrank.com, I put together a list of the best warrior DPS gear that I could obtain outside of any raids. I’ve managed to get my hands on all but 5 of them, so it’s nice to feel self-sufficient, but the desire to raid Naxx is still churning within me. Speaking of Naxx, I actually got to join a 25-man raid today. I only linked for one of the drops, and wasn’t awarded it, but the opportunity presented itself to me at least, so that’s pacifying to my need to see some endgame content. Military and Arachnid wings went into my achievements. Hopefully I’ll be able to benefit from more Naxx runs, so that I’m not left out in the cold wanting to see Ulduar too.

I worked my way to exalted with Sons of Hodir, mostly because I wanted to save enough money to build myself a motorcycle, which costs about 18k in total materials to build. Kind of a rip when you consider the flying machine was almost entirely player gatherable aside from a few vendor purchased items. Anyways, so I reach exalted, take a look at what is now available to me from the quartermaster, and I see the Grand Ice Mammoth for 8k. So I’m curious about what makes that mount so damn awesome that it costs 8k. Turns out it’s because it has 2 empty seats on it for other people to ride with you. Hrm, 8k for a 3-person mount, or 18k for a two person mount. Yeah, to hell with the motorcycle. It may look really cool, but it’s a rip off. The Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth that can be bought in Dalaran for 16k (at exalted with Kirin Tor), also is a 3-person mount, but it has vendors in those two extra seats, so that’s why it costs twice as much. Again a rip off if you’re an engineer, since you can cheaply build repair bots out of 10 saronite bars.

Now I’m saving money for my DK’s epic flight. He’s currently 65, so I figure that my the time he’s 77, I’ll be able to afford the training for him. That’s just 567 gold per level. I can do that. I’m really impressed by the efficiency with which he kills things. I’m specing him 18/0/53 Unholy, and I’ve found that I can kill most anything at or near my level with just 5 key strokes. Icy Touch, Plague Strike, Death Strike, Scourge Strike, and Death Coil. Typically, just hitting those abilities in that order keeps me at or near full health and kills whatever I’m attacking. Elite mobs require going through a few more cycles of that rotation, with heavy emphasis on Plague and Death Strike, and Blood Boil plus Summon Gargoyle to add a little more DPS to the mix. When they say that playing a DK is like putting the game into easy mode, they’re right. It’s just ridiculously easy.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Korby

Ding 71! Also went through a pair of dungeons and got a pair of new daggers that I can use at levels 72 and 73. I also respec’d for my 51-point Fury talent, so I can dual wield 2-handers when I’m not grinding out the exp. I was doing a sustained 560-600 dps on the lvl 70 training dummy, compared to my 400ish before the respec.