Aalwein

BM: Artifact Relic question

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I know it's best to just equip the highest level relic in each slot regardless of the trait attached, but I'm wondering if I have a stray case in that this may not be true.

I currently have an i835 relic with Jaws of Thunder on it (bumping it to level 4). I caught an i840 relic for the same slot but it only has Wilderness Expert on it, which would bump it to level 1 (giving me a single second longer on Aspect of the Wild). Is the 5 ilvl increase still worth it in this case?

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Pretty sure that traits are only added to, not activated by relics. So if you have zero ranks I'm not sure it adds one? I could be wrong though.

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The trait will activate on the artifact talent tree if you slot a relic that has a certain talent you haven't spent any point in. I'm assuming that means it becomes active. I'm more concerned whether or not 5 item levels on a single relic outweighs the talent change, though, honestly.

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Since 5 ilvl on a relic just boosts the weapon overall ilvl for 1, the trait is much better! Your suggestion to just put the relic with the highest ilvl in is so wrong atleast for BM - you can even read it in the Azor's guide:

Point 7 and 8, http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/beast-mastery-hunter-pve-dps-simulations

In other words, Jaws of Thunder is better than a 5 ilvl higher relic with a 2.5 k less dps trait. Your 835 relic could even be better than a 895 relic with a bad trait.

 

Edit: This is true for ST.

Edited by Tizid
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10 hours ago, Tizid said:

Since 5 ilvl on a relic just boosts the weapon overall ilvl for 1, the trait is much better! Your suggestion to just put the relic with the highest ilvl in is so wrong atleast for BM - you can even read it in the Azor's guide:

Point 7 and 8, http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/beast-mastery-hunter-pve-dps-simulations

In other words, Jaws of Thunder is better than a 5 ilvl higher relic with a 2.5 k less dps trait. Your 835 relic could even be better than a 895 relic with a bad trait.

 

Edit: This is true for ST.

Thank you. I have gone through the guide and for some reason I thought I read that relic level trumped talent, but there it is plain to see. I dunno where I got misinformed.

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13 hours ago, Aalwein said:

Thank you. I have gone through the guide and for some reason I thought I read that relic level trumped talent, but there it is plain to see. I dunno where I got misinformed.

You are welcome.

You've probably read the Marksmanship guide aswell and just mixed up the infos.

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