The Quest for 900!
Kwondre — Mon, 08/31/2009 - 10:51
I like to set goals for myself. For example, today's goal was to get through the morning (when I don't have work) unscathed to set myself up for the afternoon (when I DO have work). So this morning, I established a "goal for WoW 3.2". And that is as follows:
"Double my haste rating"
Sounds like a simplistic goal, but it's actually a good guide for maximizing my DPS as a Fire Mage as most of the pieces with haste tend to have other good stats for me as well. It's not a BIS list for sure, but it is my goal for this patch...
My current haste rating fluctuates from 400-500, depdending on several gear choices that I switch back and forth from. So let's just take the midpoint. Therefore, my goal for this patch is to get to 900+ haste rating (without gimping myself in other stats, or articificially forcing it).
I have researched and researched Rawr, and the loot tables and came up with this wish list of gear that will propel me towards my 900 Haste goal. It is NOT a BIS list…and several choices in there are only as a consequence of the other choices in there (think Quartz Crystal Wand)…but it is the Gear set that I'm going for as Fire. Check back here to see what pieces I've picked up and my progress on the road to 900+ Haste and Beyond!
The + Stats provided by this set of gear (enchants and gems included, base stats not) is as follows:
- Stamina: 1096
- Intellect: 1113
- Spirit: 249
- Spell Power: 2861
- Hit Rating: 348
- Crit Rating: 770
- Haste Rating: 928 (effective), 856 (passive)
Below is the actual checklist. Wowhead only has the normal mode versions of some of these items. So, for now just assume the gear set calculation embeds stats from the highest level item of the same name.
This gear set would get me to 928 Effective Haste rating (using the optimized effective haste buff from my trinket) and an 856 passive haste rating all BEFORE raid Buffs. That would mean my Fireball cast would go down from 3 second casts to 2.15 seconds on an "effective basis" and 2.21 on a passive basis, pre raid buffs and heroism and speed
- Head: [Khadgar\x27s\x20Hood\x20of\x20Triumph]
- Neck: [Wail\x20of\x20the\x20Val\x27kyr]
- Shoulders: [Khadgar\x27s\x20Shoulderpads\x20of\x20Triumph] (got 245 version)
- Back: [Cloak\x20of\x20Displacement]
- Chest: [Merlin\x27s\x20Robe]
- Wrist: [Bejeweled\x20Wizard\x27s\x20Bracers] (got)
- Hands: [Khadgar\x27s\x20Gauntlets\x20of\x20Triumph]
- Waist: [Icehowl\x20Cinch] (got)
- Legs: [Khadgar\x27s\x20Leggings\x20of\x20Triumph]
- Boots: [Footpads\x20of\x20the\x20Icy\x20Floe]
- Ring 1: [Firestorm\x20Ring] (got 232 version)
- Ring 2: [Band\x20of\x20the\x20Invoker]
- Trinket 1: [Scale\x20of\x20Fates] (got)
- Trinket 2: [Reign\x20of\x20the\x20Unliving]
- Weapon: [Cold\x20Convergence]
- Wand: [Quartz\x20Crystal\x20Wand] (got)