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Decisions!

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

This is what it looks like when I have 50 Emblems of Triumph to spend:

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.

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.