I realized I’ve never written up a guide about set pieces for marks hunters. This is a common question: “Should I stick with 2T9, or get my 4T10 bonus?”. This also has a very simple response: “Do whatever the DPS calculators say is more DPS, because they’re usually right”.
Posts Tagged ‘armor penetration’
Posted in Hunter, Marksmanship, World of Warcraft, tagged 2t10, 2t9, 2t9 or 4t10, 4t10, Ahn'Kahar Blood Hunter, armor pen, armor penetration, arp, arp cap, critting serpent sting, gear, gearing, hunter sets, set bonus, Windrunner's Battlegear, Windrunner's Pursuit on June 14, 2010 | 7 Comments »
Posted in Hunter, Marksmanship, Survival, World of Warcraft, tagged agi, agility, armor penetration, arp, build, focused aim, hit cap, Hunter, hunter's mark, ihm, improved hunter's mark, Marksmanship, pve, raiding, Survival on April 5, 2010 | 24 Comments »
Improved Hunter’s Mark is an easily reachable talent in the marksmanship tree that everyone’s min/max calculations assume you have. The default “best buffs” button on the DPS calculator has it set to 3/3 talents and glyphed too.
Who should take IHM? How should this be decided? Ideally, the person who is giving up the least for it. Let’s take a look at all the popular builds and see where they can afford to spend points on it: (more…)
Posted in Hunter, Marksmanship, World of Warcraft, tagged 3.3.3, agi, agility, armor pen, armor penetration, arp, chimera shot, comparison, dps, glyph of chimera shot, glyph of kill shot, glyphs, Hunter, icecrown, kill shot, marks, Marksmanship, mm, pve, Survival, sv on March 26, 2010 | 40 Comments »
Posted in Hunter, Marksmanship, World of Warcraft, tagged agi, agility, aoe, arcane shot, armor pen, armor penetration, arp, arp vs agi, dps, one trick pony, pve, raiding on November 6, 2009 | 48 Comments »
Armor penetration or agility? I’m going to give you the rules of thumb.
- Never go ArP if you’re not MM.
- If your gear has less than about 350 ArP from gear (not including gems or a trinket proc), then you should use arcane shot taking improved arcane shot talent, as well as gem agility.
- If your gear has more than 350ish ArP (this amount changes based on how much crit and AP you have), but less than 850 (again, not including gems or a trinket proc), then you should continue to gem agility, but drop arcane shot from your rotation, and use the improved arcane shot points somewhere else. To see whether this is a DPS increase, you need to use a DPS calculator for your spec and gear.
- If your gear has over 850 ArP (again, not including gems or a trinket proc) and you don’t mind being a bit of a “one trick pony” (a term Tobin at EJ coined to mean that you don’t AOE or DPS while moving well), then you can gem ArP and will get a DPS increase.
These are not going to be accurate for everyone, but they will be most of the time. I’m going to reserve the bottom of this post for exceptions to the rules.
Posted in Hunter, Marksmanship, Survival, World of Warcraft, tagged 3.2.2, armor pen, armor penetration, armor penetration nerf, arp, arp nerf, dps, patch 3.2.2, pve, raiding on September 16, 2009 | 5 Comments »
We all know that patch 3.2.2 is going to see a reduction in effectiveness of armor penetration, but how much will this affect you? Well, the best answer is to load your character into a calculator (like www.femaledwarf.com), save your DPS, then check “Enable 3.2.2 Changes” under settings, recalculate, and see how much it went down. (more…)
Posted in Hunter, Hunting Party Podcast, World of Warcraft, tagged 3.2.2, armor pen, armor penetration, bestial wrath, buff, nerf, profession, professions, tier 9 set bonus, trial of the grand crusader, what professions should a hunter take on September 15, 2009 | 6 Comments »
This week, we cover the news: faction changes, the armor penetration nerf, 3.2.2, bestial wrath nerfbuff, trial of the grand crusader difficulty, the tier 9 set bonus bug fixes, and Darkbrew’s theories on management. We then answered some listener questions!
Episode 6 of the Hunting Party Podcast was also the first live show, however this caused no end of trouble for our producer because the audio synch was much worse on Talkshoe.com than it is on Skype. Until we can find something with as much quality as Skype that allows us to broadcast our voices and provides a chat room, we’re going back to canned podcasts.
As always, here is the Hunting Party Podcast feed, or here is the direct XML feed. If you email us comments or questions for Munken from Ensidia, we’ll ask him on the (hopefully next) show. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and mention “podcast” in the subject.
If you don’t do syndicated podcasts (iTunes, or whatever) but just want to download this week’s MP3 and play it on your player of choice, click here.
Posted in Hunter, Resources, World of Warcraft, tagged agility, armor penetration, arp, dps calculator, DPS spreadsheet, femaledwarf.com, Hunter, import character, online dps calculator, online dps spreadsheet, shot rotation, simulator, zeherah on August 11, 2009 | 15 Comments »
[edit 12 aug: fixed broken link, sorry for fat-fingering the first link to the site in question]
You’ve probably all been told at one point or another to “use the spreadsheet”. They mean this spreadsheet, and here‘s the guide I wrote for it. Since then, the cries for a version that would work for people who don’t have access to Microsoft Office could be heard for miles. Luckily for us, the always effervescent Zeherah has created an amazing online tool that does just this. (more…)
Posted in World of Warcraft, tagged aimed shot, arcane shot, armor penetration, arp, build, chimera shot, dps, DPS spreadsheet, efficiency, femaledwarf.com, focused aim, hawk eye, improved hunter's mark, improved steady shot, judgement of wisdom, Marksmanship, online dps spreadsheet, piercing shots, raiding, rapid recuperation, removing arcane shot, rotation, steady shot, trueshot aura, uptime on August 10, 2009 | 7 Comments »
My paladin healers are busy guys. Between keeping my pet alive with splash heals from their holy light and actual heals that will bounce back to the tank through beacon of light, they’ve got a lot on their hands. That and I believe feign death is for pansies. Hunters were given a bubble for a reason!