For a balance druid...
Almost no piece of offset leather gear will have hit on it, this is a given (in fact below I show you the two non-Druid only items that actually have hit). This is one of the reasons at all points of progression using your set pieces are almost always best in slot.
Where do you get hit rating as a balance druid...
Each teir set will typically have two pieces with Hit rating on it. While you can get cloth pieces for your offset positions (boots, belt, and bracer) to get hit rating, it is better to find hit rating on typeless pieces (cloaks, trinkets, rings, neck, weapon, and off hand).
There is every level 80 leather item that has hit and spellpower. There are a total of two items that don't explicitly have the "Druid" tag (this search has "Usable by Shaman" to remove all Druid only items). The only other lether items are druid specific items that are either balance set pieces or PvP pieces.
So where do you get your hit?
Right here mostly. Rings, Neck, Off-Hand and Cloak:
Or with Weapons:
Or Trinkets (can't filter out melee ones so you'd have to browse the list specifically):
I have run high on hit rating since the end of tier 7 and have never worn a piece of cloth at level 80. I actually continue to run with elevated hit rating in order to spec into Gale Winds. There isn't a shortage of pieces with Hit, you just have to prioritize the correct slots. You can wear cloth. But if you open your eyes wide enough there is plenty of hit rating out there.
Oh yeah, and replace that bad spirit staff with one that makes sense.
You should have picked this up from the Zul'drak Arena event, oddly enough, that has Hit and is one of the best starting weapons for a fresh 80.
Last edited by Quinafoi; 06-11-2010 at 08:33 AM.
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