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[H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

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[H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Kilee » 01 Aug 2012, 12:18

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Shadowpriest "Quick" Gear Guide
WoW version patch 5.0
Last Updated: 08/20/12
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Disclaimer
This is a "Quick Guide" for Shadowpriest gearing in patch 5.0 (pre-expansion). The goal for this guide is to help players adjust to the new changes in the few weeks between patch 5.0 and the Mists of Pandaria expansion.


Stat Weights
Settings: Simcraft v. 504-1, BIS list "Priest_Shadow_T13H.simc", 250,000 iterations, Patchwerk, Mindbender (L45), Twist of Fate (L75).

1. Intellect: 1.0
2. Hit/Spirit: 0.7474
3. Spellpower: 0.7457
4. Haste: 0.6725
5. Crit: 0.5483
6. Mastery: 0.5139


BIS Gear List
*Note: Hit/Spirit was set to Crit's value due to hit cap.

GuildOx BIS List iLevel 410

410 BIS List
Wowhead Profile
* This is the profile simcraft is currently using.


Trinkets
moonwell chalice 365 - 558.4075
reflection of the light 397 - 558.458833333333
necromantic focus 378 - 573.39995
darkmoon card: volcano 359 - 589.2627
theralion's mirror 372 - 591.8915739
bottled wishes 397 - 592.613833333333
foul gift of the demon lord 378 - 619.18844
necromantic focus 391 - 647.8102
variable pulse lightning capacitor 384 - 656
insignia of the corrupted mind 384 - 686.057083333333
variable pulse lightning capacitor 397 - 733
will of unbinding 390 - 756.6
insignia of the corrupted mind 397 - 775.156666666667
cunning of the cruel 384 - 816
will of unbinding 403 - 856.24
insignia of the corrupted mind 410 - 876.075833333333
cunning of the cruel 397 - 908
will of unbinding 416 - 963.27
cunning of the cruel 410 - 1012


Reforging
Do your reforging in this order:

1. If an item does not have Haste on it, reforge it for the maximum amount of Haste.
2. If an item has not been reforged for Haste and it does not have Spirit/Hit on it, reforge the Crit/Mastery to Spirit or Hit.
3. If you are over 15% Hit, trade Spirit/Hit for Crit. If you are under 15% hit, sacrifice Haste for Hit until you reach 15%.

Your aim with reforging should be to reach 15% Hit while having as much Haste as possible.


Gemming
Yellow
(rare quality)
Reckless Ember Topaz + 10 int socket bonus
Brilliant Inferno Ruby in all others
(epic quality)
Reckless Lava Coral + 10 int socket bonus
Brilliant Queen's Garnet in all others

Blue
(rare quality)
Veiled Demonseye or Purified Demonseye + 10 int socket bonus
Brilliant Inferno Ruby in all others
(epic quality)
Veiled Shadow Spinel or Purified Shadow Spinel + 20 int socket bonus
Brilliant Queen's Garnet in all others

Red
(rare quality)
Brilliant Inferno Ruby
(epic quality)
Brilliant Queen's Garnet


Enchants
Note that if you have a profession enchant it's always better.

head: no longer exist
shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone - exalted with Therezane
back: Greater Intellect
chest: Peerless Stats
wrist: Mighty Intellect
hands: Haste (Greater Mastery is equivalent)
legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
feet: Haste (Lavawalker for momevent speed)
weapon: Power Torrent
off-hand: Superior Intellect


Talents
Level 15 - your choice
Level 30 - your choice
Level 45
- From Darkness Comes Light seems like the best (default) choice
- Mindbender use as a dps cd (hagara, spine)
Level 60
- Angelic Bulwark will save you a GCD since it activates automatically
Level 75
- Twist of Fate seems like the best (default) choice
- Power Infusion use as a dps cd (hagara, spine)
- Divine Insight may be a little better for fights where you can multidot a lot (not many opportunities in DS)


Glyphs
Major Glyphs
Dark Binding - if you need to cast some healing spells without popping out of shadowform
Fade - looks useful to reduce predictable damage
Inner Sanctum - looks useful to reduce damage
Levitate - looks like it might help for a quick run speed bonus
Mind Spike - looks like it would combine with FDCL level 45 talent for a very mild dps increase

Minor Glyphs
Dark Archangel - cool graphic!
Shadow - see your gear better
Shadow Ravens - changes the shadow orb graphic
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Koilie » 26 Aug 2012, 00:05

I've got 504-5 version simcraft and when I run my profile @ 85 with 15% hit, no wand (Head enchant still on just cause i dont have a second helm.) im getting Int>Hit=Spi>SP>Haste>Crit>Mast up to 2436 haste where it becomes Crit=Haste then from 2440 on it goes crit>Haste>Mastery with haste and mastery jumping places depending on talent choice.

Is haste ramping back up at a certain point? I have not had time to run more than a half dozen sims or so.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Twintop » 26 Aug 2012, 00:12

Koilie wrote:I've got 504-5 version simcraft and when I run my profile @ 85 with 15% hit, no wand (Head enchant still on just cause i dont have a second helm.) im getting Int>Hit=Spi>SP>Haste>Crit>Mast up to 2436 haste where it becomes Crit=Haste then from 2440 on it goes crit>Haste>Mastery with haste and mastery jumping places depending on talent choice.

Is haste ramping back up at a certain point? I have not had time to run more than a half dozen sims or so.


There should be a minor spike on the value of Haste as you approach the VT+2 haste breakpoint at 3051 haste.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Koilie » 26 Aug 2012, 00:41

Yeah I just was running sims with 3287 haste and it spiked back above crit. Dropped it down to 3056 haste and gained 31 DPS with crit=haste>mastery. Think I found my sweet spot. Thanks.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Antefex » 26 Aug 2012, 04:22

For the rest of the expansion and farming boring ass DS HC, would you consider Mindbender or FDCL along with TOF to be better for the majority or encounters? i can only spare 1 spec for shadow, i have to keep a spare disc spec so i can only choose one. thanks for the work on this.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Veiled » 26 Aug 2012, 04:29

Antefex wrote:For the rest of the expansion and farming boring ass DS HC, would you consider Mindbender or FDCL along with TOF to be better for the majority or encounters? i can only spare 1 spec for shadow, i have to keep a spare disc spec so i can only choose one. thanks for the work on this.


He covers that pretty simply under the talents portion. I'll personally be more likely to just use Mindbender over FDCL since it's just DS for a few weeks.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Fanaynay » 26 Aug 2012, 07:21

Koilie wrote:I've got 504-5 version simcraft and when I run my profile @ 85 with 15% hit, no wand (Head enchant still on just cause i dont have a second helm.) im getting Int>Hit=Spi>SP>Haste>Crit>Mast up to 2436 haste where it becomes Crit=Haste then from 2440 on it goes crit>Haste>Mastery with haste and mastery jumping places depending on talent choice.

Is haste ramping back up at a certain point? I have not had time to run more than a half dozen sims or so.


hey koilie,
on beta u can delete head enchants by putting the item in your void storage. dunno if it will work on tuesday too.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Koilie » 26 Aug 2012, 17:53

Antefex wrote:For the rest of the expansion and farming boring ass DS HC, would you consider Mindbender or FDCL along with TOF to be better for the majority or encounters? i can only spare 1 spec for shadow, i have to keep a spare disc spec so i can only choose one. thanks for the work on this.



Talents can be swapped on the fly my friend. One shadow spec is all you need. Talent hot swaps only require you to be our of combat and have the proper reagent.


Fanaynay wrote:hey koilie,
on beta u can delete head enchants by putting the item in your void storage. dunno if it will work on tuesday too.



Thought of that but didn't figure it was worth losing the gems also to find out if I would lose 10 or 20 dps :) Thanks though!
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Hygeia » 26 Aug 2012, 22:22

Is it realistic to shoot for 3289 haste for VT+2 or stick with 2589 for SWP+2 and then rank mastery > haste? The only set I can come up with that can even hit 3289 is full best in slot with haste on gloves and boots. All statistics and probability of having a full best in slot set (that includes two 1% shared drop slots) aside, is it realistic to expect that in a "quick" gear guide?

I'm thinking of converting my haste on boots to mastery, my 3 epic yellow gems to int/crit and wowreforging for hit to 1538, 0 after, haste to 2589, 0 after, crit > mastery.
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Re: [H2P] Quick 5.0 Gear Guide -- 8/20/12

Postby Twintop » 26 Aug 2012, 22:23

Hygeia wrote:Is it realistic to shoot for 3289 haste for VT+2 or stick with 2589 for SWP+2 and then rank mastery > haste? The only set I can come up with that can even hit 3289 is full best in slot with haste on gloves and boots. All statistics and probability of having a full best in slot set (that includes two 1% shared drop slots) aside, is it realistic to expect that in a "quick" gear guide?

I'm thinking of converting my haste on boots to mastery, my 3 epic yellow gems to int/crit and wowreforging for hit to 1538, 0 after, haste to 2589, 0 after, crit > mastery.


We lost the 3% haste buff from Darkness, so the 2589 has increased to 3051 Haste to get VT+2. Much past that is, basically, impossible/impractical to try and obtain.
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