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    PvE - SMF vs Arms Min/Max Question

    So I am curious as to community impression of which has higher DPS potential when looking at SMF with double Heroic Lavaspines vs Arms with either 372 PvP weapon or a non-heroic 2 hander (Shalug, Zin'rokh, Ashkandi, Akirus all available in my bank).

    My DPS is decent with a few 25m Normal Rank #1 WoL parses but I want to Min/Max as much as physically possible and am considering Arms until the 4.2 nerf to see if it might provide slightly better performance.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? If I had a Heroic 2h I would definitely give it a go but I hesitate to make the gem/reforge/etc switch when I only have a 372 PvP 2H weapon or a non-heroic 359 2H weapon to use.

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    I'd stay SMF unless you want/need high aoe dps or get your hands on a 372 weapon.

    But Simcraft still shows a 359 ashkandi on an arms specc with BiS gear otherwise above 2* heroic Lavaspine.

    28.645 dps 1h fury
    30.016 dps arms 372 Vicious Gladiator's Bonegrinder
    30.110 dps arms 359 Ashkandi
    31.583 dps arms 372 Ashkandi heroic
    Last edited by klausi; 06-09-2011 at 10:12 AM.

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    It seems like my DPS is a bit lacking on the few Heroic 25m fights my guild has been able to do (only 5/13 due to attendance issues) anyone have any other suggestions for me based on my current gear/spec or is it mainly just a gear/rng issue right now? Comparing myself with top WoL parses it seems like I should be able to do a bit more but then top WoL parses seems to be mostly players from 13/13 heroic guilds with BiS gear & faster kill times at this point.


    EDIT: Remaining upgrades to my SMF set to reach BiS
    - Rings
    - Wrist
    - Cloak
    - Head
    - Neck
    So 6 pieces overall, I guess that would make a fair difference for top end WoL parses =(
    When comparing with Landsoul he has:
    556 more attack power
    1.3% more hit
    2.83% more crit

    Doesn't seem to be much I can do about that until we start downing more heroic bosses, it all drops from encounters my guild hasn't downed yet.
    Last edited by Squirrelnut; 06-09-2011 at 10:18 AM.

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    supposedly arms can top both tg and smf in full bis gear, however since you have 2 heroic lavaspines go smf for now.
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