Can we talk about Heroic Gul’Dan and gearing strategy?
I’m having a crisis of faith in my AMR build strategy.
So far in Nighthold heroic my gearing strat is based on either Mythic+ or Spellblade Auriel sims.
It puts me at 10% haste 84% mastery, 26% crit with full mastery gems and enchants.
But there is one big problem. Balance druid is all about Starfall. Starfall currently is affected by haste (until fix in 7.2). Therefore stacking haste with gems and gear is currently rewarded.
Top balance druids with similar ilevel and legendaries as me seem to be stacking a lot of haste instead of mastery.
This will probably change at 7.2 but right now I need to get enough dps to not get kicked from heroic Gul’dan pugs…
So what do I do with my gear? I’m concerned that a single-target Ursoc/Krosus based gearing strat will not be right.
You AMR min-maxers have been trying to convince us to not go based off stat weights. But looking at Noxxic it might be better for this fight with its recommendation of:
Haste [12.07] > Intellect [10.57] > Mastery [9.07] > Crit [7.57] = Versatility [7.57]
I am sure some of my issue is just “get better” at rotation and I will. But I don’t want my gear to cripple me.
Thoughts? What would you advise given my legendaries and low item level (895 is low as of march 2017 but I switched from Feral and hit hurt me some)