Enchanting My Gear

At the moment, Stormshaper is running round in a mix of greens and blues. Most of the gear she’s wearing currently isn’t enchanted, or if it is, it’s enchanted with cheap enchants and cheap armour kits because I know it will be replaced pretty much as soon as she completes her first few heroics. However, despite the fact that the WoTLK heroics have been nerfed down to stupid levels, I’m not planning on taking Stormshaper into any heroic without her standing half a chance of surviving and doing creditable DPS.

As I posted yesterday, I’ve bought a few BoE items and some cheap epics from the auction house to help her on her way, but I wanted to enhance those items so that she can leverage a little bit more out of her gear.

To that end, I’ve bought the following enchants:

  • Enchant Boots – Icewalker – this gives a nice boost to hit and crit rating which is a step towards maximising hit which is one of the stats that Stormshaper needs to maximise as a priority.
  • Enchant Bracer – Greater Assault which again, gives her a nice increase to her base DPS.
  • Enchant Chest – Super Stats – Not a top end enchants, but I picked up a batch of these for around 20g. As Stormshaper’s chest piece at level 80 is a blue, there’s no point in spending over 200g for the high end stats enchant. I’ll save that for when she gets her tier chest piece.

The three enchants cost me around 200g in total, which isn’t too bad an outlay considering that they will benefit Stormshaper’s base DPS so much.

Once Stormshaper hits 80, I’ll do a post on what EnhSim and Rawr told me, and what gear she’ll be going after as the grind to Tier 9/10 starts.

Now, before I leave this post, we welcome back the Douchebag of the day award, and today’s douchebag is a Death Knight – what a surprise – called Xcrusher of Anachronos.

This loser waits for everyone to line up at the entrance to Gundrak, inspects the entire party before aggro’ing the first mob of snakes then teleports out of the dungeon just before they arrive leaving us tankless with a mob incoming.

So watch out for this selfish swine and if you group with him, how about issuing a nice Vote to Kick before he lands your group in undeserved trouble?

Anyway, we got a new tank minutes later and we cleared the dungeon completely in about 20 minutes. Stormshaper picked up Amulet of the Stampede, which has a nice haste rating on it. Not too sure yet if I can replace Pendant of Revelutionary Thought, but the item comparison seems to favour the former, so we’ll see.


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