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Squirrelnut
04-16-2009, 11:24 PM
I wanted to see what people thought of my current combination (gear, spec, glyphs): The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Ner%27zhul&cn=Squirrelnut&gn=Union)

Gear I think I may now just be waiting on new drops from Ulduar unless anyone notices anything wrong.

Spec I used to run with the 15/5/51 default spec while going for expertise hard cap, hit cap, etc but am now looking at survivability in a MT type roll for Ulduar 10/25. I am a bit worried that I may have gimped myself a little overboard with my new spec 10/3/58 but hopefully remaining over the expertise soft cap and proper rotation will provide the threat I need without limiting our DPS.

Glyphs I simply haven't had a chance to get a hold of the new ones yet. I intend to switch over to Shield Wall, Last Stand & Vigilance once available to me (hard to give up blocking but I think Vig might edge it out).

I am also still waiting for the new Blade Ward weapon enchant. If anyone has any suggestions, questions or comments please let me know as I am always looking to improve.

Fayre
04-17-2009, 03:28 AM
I'm running a similar build at times (experimenting with it via dual spec). I would probably put the 5 points you have in Imp HS and Imp Charge into Cruelty for a bit more threat, just because that'll effect all your abilities rather than just those two.

Other than that, no real comments :)

Squirrelnut
04-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Good call, I agree it does seem like I would benefit more from 5 in Cruelty then HS/Charge thx i'll change that tonight.

EDIT: I suppose then the question becomes 5 in Cruelty or 2 in Cruelty and 3 in Imp Demo Shout? Or perhaps switch it up even further and go for a 5/10/56 but I would then begin to worry about rage availability: The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/talent-calc.xml?cid=1&tal=0500000000000000000000000000000302500000000000 000000000000053351225200212521130113321)

Stompbox
04-17-2009, 09:10 AM
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Malygos&n=Stompbox&group=1)

This is the build I am playing around with right now. I dig the extra health of commanding shout and the demo shout is great for tanking adds on XT and Razor. So far I've had no threat problems, although some of our better dps rides me pretty close sometimes. Until some of the new glyphs become available for a semi-reasonable price, I'm not bothering with improved disciplines.

Squirrelnut
04-17-2009, 09:49 AM
I suppose until the new glyphs become available I may be better served with something like this: The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/talent-calc.xml?cid=1&tal=0500000000000000000000000000000302500005000000 000000000000053351225000012521030113321)

I think I prefer having 5 in Shield Specialization for the additional avoidance with the benefit of giving some bonus rage on blocks instead of having the 3 in Focused Rage for your build. Following this path doesn't allow us improved spell reflect though :(

Maleus
04-17-2009, 11:38 AM
Would you feel that the extra points in cruelty/demo/CS outweigh the points in imp disc (shield wall glyph) and imp spell reflect (less spell damage) even with the vigilance glyph for added threat?

Im currently going with 10/3/58 myself (was surprised to see someone else with the same mentality, now i dont feel newbish hehe). Using the UA build as my threat build for encounters where threat is becoming an issue moreso than me staying alive.

Still trying to figure out what works best.

The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shadowmoon&n=Maleus)

Squirrelnut
04-17-2009, 12:04 PM
For survivability purposes I fully intend to switch to a spec which includes imp disc and imp spell reflect once I get the shield wall & vigilance glyphs (already have last stand in my bank).

So my conclusion at this point is to respec to this: 5/15/51
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZhi00xZVItrx0zidczsGo:dboMmz)

Until I get a hold of the new glyphs for Shield Wall & Vigilance to combine with Last Stand at which point I would switch to this: 5/10/56
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LVZhiZVItrg0didszsGo:TrAMmz)

Thoughts?

EDIT: A bit off the topic we were looking at, I have Legplates of Sovereignty - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40589) as well as Valorous Dreadnaught Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40547) and am debating which to wear. I consider the legplates of sovereignty to be BiS however for survivability in Ulduar I have been wearing the T7.5 (with 24 stam gem & expertise/stam gem socketed) to benefit from the 4 piece set bonus.

Ideally I could throw on the T7.5 helm to keep the 4 piece bonus but I never won the roll for it :( So should I keep the 4 piece bonus or switch back to my Sovereignty legs?

Squirrelnut
04-17-2009, 06:20 PM
w00t all the glyphs have shown up on my server now :) shield wall, last stand, vigilance here I come