Thank you. This is very interesting article. But I have a question: How do you think, why many ‘cat guides’ recommends to switch Agi stones to ApR stones right after 250-300 ApR on the gear? Not after 450. In the current release (3.2.1), of course.
Serge- Most cat guides assume you have near-BIS gear (including Grim Toll or the Runestone) and are operating in a 25-man rain environment with all debuffs covered. That was one the reasons I wrote this, actually, as I see a lot of people saying ‘OMG gem ArPen’ when it doesn’t make sense in a lot of situations.
My guess would be that if you regem/eat/etc… for ArP once you have 250-300 passive ArP from gear, it’ll push you over the threshold and make it retroactively the better choice. Unless I’ve missed something :S
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For us ret pallies, ArPen is now a junk stat. Its not totally useless, but just about. Its kinda like MP5 for some caster classes. Its there, it does a function, but really, not much in comparision to every other stat.
So, if you are reading comments, and you are a ret, just remember, dont EVER EVAR gem ArPen. And don’t even consider it as a stat in your stat ranks. Any dps it provides, which is not much, is going to be gravy.
Sorry, was a bit late last night and was a bit hasty with my first reply. My point was (and is in part 2) that the decision is based on a LOT more things then just your current ArPen level, so best practice is to go plug it into Rawr or Toskk’s calculator.
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