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Thread: Badge Gear vs S3/Other gear

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    Badge Gear vs S3/Other gear

    I was looking at the DPS plate badge gear, and was wondering if these two pieces with lots of armor pen

    Eternium Rage-shackles - Items - World of Warcraft
    Pauldrons of Gruesome Fate - Items - World of Warcraft

    would beat out

    Bladespire Warbands - Items - World of Warcraft w/ 4str 4crit gem and 5str 4stamgem?
    Vengeful Gladiator's Plate Shoulders - Items - World of Warcraft w/ 8 str gem and 4str 4crit gem?

    for Arms PvE DPS. The bottom line is..

    24 crit rating (Bladespire Wristbands)
    150 armor pen (Eternium Rage Shackles)

    6 str 38 crit rating (Vengeful Gladiator's Plate Shoulders)
    23 hit 154 armor pen (Pauldrons of Gruesome Fate)

    I would hit around 948 armor pen with the badge pieces, when the armorer is done building on my server (for the Angelista's Revenge, which I'm getting for sure)

    I was also reading that hitting 142 hit is very crucial for raid DPS - yet the correct way to socket was still to use 4str/4crit and 8str gems?

    In addition, how much better would the axe from badges be, over my s3 mace? I'd get 5 more crit, more expertise, and a faster weapon with about the same DPS.
    Last edited by Tazgoth; 04-08-2008 at 05:44 AM.

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