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McBrain
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join:2010-05-06
Kalimdor
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reply to clawfury

Re: [PvE] OMG Challenge modes are awesome!

Any Mage spec will be sufficient really. Anyone can access Ring of Frost now, and we all obviously have Polymorph. We can also glyph into Improved Counterspell which allows us to cast it while we are casting another spell.

If there are going to be big AoE pulls, a Fire Mage specced into Frost Bomb will probably give you the best damage.

Maybe someone can answer this for me, are the bosses in challenge modes still lvl 92, like in heroics?

If so, only 12% hit will be required to reach cap, allowing a huge amount to be reforged into another, more beneficial dps stat.


clawfury

join:2012-02-14
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Yes. They say to hit gold you need to reforge hit off and min/max. All of the team videos I've watching pulling gold were pulling the trash 2-3 packs at a time - the healer was NOT healing much, except under heavy damage spikes. He was using holy fire/smite spam. The group was very precise in using their interrupts and AOE stuns to mitigate tank damage.



DarkLogix
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reply to McBrain

No don't reforge, in challenge modes you're gear will auto scale down to 460, blizz is still tweaking it but they've said if you're just at the raid hit cap you'll be just at the challenge mode hit cap.



McBrain
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reply to clawfury

Now that I think about it, Fire would be the best spec because of Dragon's Breath. An AOE disorient would essentially be another stun/interrupt.



DarkLogix
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Just remember it doesn't work on bosses.



McBrain
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reply to DarkLogix

This confuses me.

So, they plan on scaling our gear down to 460, but requiring raid boss hit cap?

If gear is scaled to 460, it would make most sense for the challenge bosses to be level 92, thus requiring 12% hit to never miss.

At ilvl 460, unless you are sporting gear that just so happens to be itemized perfectly, there's very little chance you're hitting 15% hit without reforging everything you can to hit, having a couple of hit gems, and reforging some dps stats on gear with hit to expertise.
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clawfury

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reply to DarkLogix

said by DarkLogix:

No don't reforge, in challenge modes you're gear will auto scale down to 460, blizz is still tweaking it but they've said if you're just at the raid hit cap you'll be just at the challenge mode hit cap.

I'd question that, Dark. The blue posts I read said everything will get scaled down except your hit rating. You don't need full raid hit rating for dungeon bosses (lvl 92). So you'd want I think 6% hit rating for melee, and 11%? for casters, not sure on the exact numbers.


DarkLogix
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reply to McBrain

Its that your HIT also gets scaled down


clawfury

join:2012-02-14
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No. I'll check when I'm not websensed, but the blue posts I read said specifically hit is the one thing that won't get scaled.



DarkLogix
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reply to clawfury

said by clawfury:

said by DarkLogix:

No don't reforge, in challenge modes you're gear will auto scale down to 460, blizz is still tweaking it but they've said if you're just at the raid hit cap you'll be just at the challenge mode hit cap.

I'd question that, Dark. The blue posts I read said everything will get scaled down except your hit rating. You don't need full raid hit rating for dungeon bosses (lvl 92). So you'd want I think 6% hit rating for melee, and 11%? for casters, not sure on the exact numbers.

I had read that Hit was also getting scaled down., but they were working with it as it was scaling down by to much.

People were QQ'ing that they couldn't hit Challenge mode bosses because the scaling was messed up and it was bugging on reforges, so people were having trouble hitting them.