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Challenge mode Advice

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

  • Terris
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I'm building up a group for challenge mode and could use a few advice to offer maximum utility to my group.


Currently i'm ilvl560 with almost ful NM gear, with PBI and KTT.


1) Which spec should i use?

2) Should i regem and reforge entirely for Challenge mode?

3) Should i pursue particular trinkets from HOT/TOT that could be better than what i have?

4) any advice is appreciated


Thanks !

Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:11 PM

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if you just want gold and not realm-best times, you can get away with switching out very little. i just switch out 4 pieces of gear from my ilvl 579 heroic raid set, and then do a reforge on the whole thing (reforge costs me just 110g every time). the most efficient value you'll get is using ICD trinkets (so replace KTT with something else, like light of the cosmos from MSV) and putting 160 int gems in your CM-only gear.


you can test your CM set by doing proving grounds, which also scales gear to the same level as CM. there is a reforger inside the proving grounds but the UI will bug out if you reforge inside of it (it will show your hit goes below 15%) so zone out then back in after you reforge in there. you can also test your DPS in the endless DPS proving grounds. if you can hit wave 40 and above you are more than ready for CMs.


note that the legendary metagem doesnt work, the legendary cloak proc doesnt work, tier set bonuses dont work, and the 500 int gem doesnt work. the extra gem socket to weapon from legendary quest DOES work. the heirloom weapon from garrosh is a great weapon for CMs.


oh and play destruction for everything.

Edited by mediocregatsby, 18 February 2014 - 08:12 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:11 PM

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As a warlock who just started doing Challenge Modes myself, I'd advise using Destruction, it's good in both single-target and aoe, with good burst capabilities. I got 3 golds yesterday without changing my gear setup at all, so you should be fine. The most important part of Challenge Modes is proper execution, and moving quickly.


Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

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Spec - Destruction

Gems - Irrelevant - use what you already have

Talents - Shadowfury, Grimoire of Supremacy, KJC

Trinkets - any non-RPPM - Light of the Cosmos > Relic of Yulon > Alchemy Trinket > RPPM Trinkets


Strategy - Use Shadowfury on CD, but don't DR with better stuns.  Use your Imp to help the healer dispel things.  Imp does better damage than Sacrifice at that item level anyways.  Use CDs on trash, not bosses.  Abuse Shadowburn button.  Challenge Modes are completely on your tank and healer.  If DPS isn't half dead, then golds should be no problem. 


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