Above haste soft cap, spellpower is always more valuable to a balance druid than haste. The Black Magic should never be used by a balance druid, period. As a balance druid you never want anything that procs for increased haste or crit, because the proc is completely worthless half the time. Best case scenario it would be great, however you can't control the proc and worst case scenario it has absolutely no benefit at all during a Solar Eclipse.
WrathCalcs puts haste valued at about 1.33 and crit at about 1.15 if fully raid buffed for you including a warlock with Demonic Pact that has 4000 spellpower and Focus Magic. So each Reckless Ametrine is about 1.8 DPS higher than the Potent Ametrine counterpart. I would still personally continue to go for crit instead however so long as the haste soft cap is maintained.
One critical gemming mistake however is your bracer. You have to pay attention to socket bonuses. A 4 spirit socket bonus isn't worth it, and that should be a Runed Cardinal Ruby instead. Chest socket bonus would not be worth going for if it did not count towards the two blues required for your meta, you should look into replacing the chest piece with the tier piece when you can get access to a token for the Sanctified version.
You have glyphed typhoon but don't have the typhoon spell. I would personally recommend picking up the spell for use in particular when you are forced to move, however wouldn't bother glyphing it since the glyphed form is purely for optimal AoE DPS rotation and hurts the usefulness of the ability overall. Force of Nature is valued around 190 DPS increase to pick up the talent. You are speced multiple points into Moonglow when your crit and intellect are high enough that you should generate mana faster than you consume it, at least one (if not both) of the points in Moonglow should be reallocated. You are over hit cap by 97 hit rating, 123 if grouped with a Draenei. Since you are over 2% higher than the hit cap, you should drop a point in Balance of Power. It is ok to drop points in Balance of Power, it is not ok to drop points in Improved Faerie Fire because the crit still increases DPS by a fair amount even if the hit doesn't benefit you.
Bracer, Weapon, Cloak, Boots are all sub-optimal because of spirit. You should look at replacing those. The 251 boots from 10 man ICC are better than the 264 boots out of 25 man ICC because they are better itemized. Cloak you could get from Dreamwalker on either 10 or 25 man that is better itemized for DPS. Bracer you would have to go to Ruby Sanctum 25 to get the BiS for balance, otherwise you'd have to settle for a cloth counterpart. Weapon there is a better dagger off 10 man Sindragosa or you could switch to a staff instead such as Nibelung.
Also, there are lower item level trinkets that would be better than Purified Lunar Dust. That mana regen is worthless cause you generate mana faster than you consume it. The 179 spellpower is about 351 DPS for you. Illustration of the Dragon Soul (Sarth 25), Eye of the Broodmother (Ulduar 10), Flare of the Heavens (Ulduar 25), Phylactery of the Nameless Lich (ICC 25), Dislodged Foreign Object (ICC 25), and Charred Twilight Scale (RS 25) would all be stronger trinkets.
Last edited by Quinafoi; 08-12-2010 at 09:48 AM.
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