Saturday, 8 November 2008
You see above a very happy witch elf, which she should be as she now posses after a evening hard work the two best daggers (untill a patch nerfs the hell out of them ) in WaR.Unlike WoW there has been relatively little theory work done for war so i thought id spend a little while discussing witch elf weapon choices.
Our Lesson plan for today is
Before delving in too much id like to direct you to Cerberias’ guide to rank 40 witch elf smackdown this is a excellent primer to WE stats & tactics, and can really help you get a feel for how the class works, & also to WaRdb's excellent Career Builder
& fianly if u want ur brain really hurt to the godly Disquette
There are only 2 stats we really care about for dps
Weapon Skill & Strength:
Picking between these is all about mitigation, roughly put Str will give better results when your target has less than 50% base mitigation, more than this & WS will give better results.
Lvl40 squishy Base Armor (using annihilator set values) = 970 Armor Total
Lvl 40 Medium Armor 1915
Lvl 40 Heavy Armor 2917 (assuming the fucker dont use a shield)
lets save me a headache or 2 & round that up to 1000, 2000 & 3000. So
So Looking at the different paths main attacks we can see how much mitigation they have
0% on all
Pierce Armor up
100%light 50% med 33%heavy
75% (that's the % of damage done by the dot) on all
100% on all
None of the finishing move have a built in ignore armor affect however for 4 point in carnage u can get Sharpened Edge.
As you see obviously if you are carnage then WS become allot more important than it is for treachery or suffering. I tend to aim to have around a 25% armor ignore value from WS when carnage spec but i like to use Whirling Blades to build fast combo points so allot of my dps comes from finishers.
I'm gonna take a excellent summary from WA forums here by Blind Muse
"Essentially, a faster weapon in the main hand is better, for offhand, its not a big deal, fast or slow, it will still attack the same amount of times. Offhand swings are based on a proc off the mainhand, its a fairly high chance, so nothing to worry about there.
All skills are set to a 1.5 Co-efficient(instant skills are all set as having a 1.5 cast speed for co-efficient purposes.) so weapon speed becomes irrelevant there.
All procs are set to a % chance, and unlike WoW are not on a PPM system, and are not 'normalized' So faster weapons will cause more procs to happen.
So Basically you want a fast MH to proc OH attacks, similarly fast weapons are more likely to proc kisses &/or talents.
Hidden Extras (Procs)
speaking of procs some t4 level weapons have built in procs, due to some wisdom i can't decipher mythic feel it unnecessary to make any not of this on the item tooltips
There are 3 quest & 6 daggers in total
Time to Waagh!
The Ebon Flame
Nightfall & Frenzy are considered to be the best because the procs appear to frequent & provide a very high amount of burst potential.
Note: due to a bug if you die u need to unequip & reequip the items to get the procs
So in summary, look for high weapon dps, then fast speed, a decent amount of str , then for any hidden procs. if a weapon has all of these your onto a winner.
Posted by scribbler at 23:30
that i think must be my all time best score in a scenario & quite frankly i have no goddamn idea how it got so high, dps was 6th on the destro side, 3rd from bottom on kills, died 3 times, got 2 solo kills (although that's no big total), also ran the parts 3 times. now i was over rank 36 so bolster doesn't explain it, so really i'm at a bit of a loss.
Posted by scribbler at 17:23