OMGZ new loots! Heroes’ Frostfire Shoulderpads for the win, baby! Finally something to get me out of those dinky Runed Whatever Spaulders of the Not Very Cool.
Uh oh. A gem socket. And it’s yellow… Haste? Do I need Haste? Or should I just stack that with straight spellpower.
Maybe I can get one of those spellpower/hit gems. Those don’t cost nearly as much.
Which is better then? 9 Spellpower, 8 Hit and 4 Haste, or just pure 19 Spellpower?
Well, now, wouldn’t it be great if there was a hard and fast rule about which to pick?
Before LK was released, these decisions were easy.
1) Are you hitcapped?
2) If “Yes”, spellpower.
3) If “No”, spell hit rating.
Such is not the case anymore. Things are different. Hit isn’t necessarily your top priority. Spellpower could be, or maybe it’s Haste. Or Crit. It all depends on your spec and your current gear level. (more…)