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Proposal: Affliction Gemming is nothing, ilvl is everything5 replies to this topic
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:41 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:12 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:34 PM
Kidding aside, reforging is awesome. It allows you to get out of bad stats and into more desireable ones. If you were to decide on Hit/Haste vs Haste/Mastery, I would take the Mastery ones because I have an item level high enough to switch gems or other forges to get what I want. However, I would end up at a lower overall Mastery level because of that one piece.
This is kind of specific to Affliction because of how valuable Mastery is for us. Hit, Haste, and Mastery are all desirable. I gave the Hit/Haste vs Haste/Mastery example. Reforging with both pieces yielded a difference of 7 Mastery rating, which is obviously nothing in the grand scheme of things. Those two bracers are equal. Likewise, I have yet to come up with a situation where it would make a difference in what you take in your yellow/blue sockets between mastery & hit. If you're over cap, reforging will just dump it all where it belongs, and you end up with the same numbers.
I should have put a "TLDR: Don't take crit gear" at the end.