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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:24 pm 
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Alrighty -- this post will be a work in progress -- please reply with information, suggestions etc you want added to the top post.

There is already a great discussion on this at Elite Jerks: http://elitistjerks.com/
But that is a hardcore raiding guild with access to resources we may find daunting -- so we'll tone it down here for our members.. Still some great info there.


Stuff we will discuss here:

Gear
...info coming soon...
Consumables:
Flasks (Not elixers) we are going to die... ALOT - flasks persist through death -- search AH for (flask of) see which you like and buy it -- or have an alchemist from the guild brew you up some. You won't need more than 1 since they last 2hrs and we won't be in there longer than that at first
Food: We have two grandmaster cooks Fyre and kleeo (feasts for the raid x 20 will require: 80chilled meat, 20worm meat, 20shoveltusk flanks, and 20 chunk'o mammoth) Send your unused materials to either of these cooks to they wont have to farm it themselves.
Walkthroughs read the info here: http://www.wowwiki.com/Anub%27Rekhan#Crypt_Guards and here: http://wow.zuggaming.com/2008/11/26/anub%E2%80%99rekhan-10-man-boss-strategy/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:32 pm 
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A great effort -- dps was slow on the boss http://www.wowwiki.com/Anub%27Rekhan but his adds http://www.wowwiki.com/Anub%27Rekhan#Crypt_Guards went down just fine. I think our main problem was our tank dying. Prodic is working on his stamina I'm sure. And I've heard Pappie and Kleeo talking about some new talents that might do the trick.

..What can be taken for granted from our attempt:
.Our hit ratings aren't needed yet: focus on your other primary stats right now
.Didn't see folks running out of mana: don't worry about stacking int for mana yet
.Didn't see any raiders dying during the fight before the boss: great work, don't worry about stacking more stamina
.DPS on boss was slow: read up on some theorycraft on your class... What are you working towards? Crit, spellpower, swap that talent here there...
.Tank went down because healers were falling behind when they got tossed up or had to move - we may look at an extra healer next time or try some new talents

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:31 am 
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I'm trying really really hard now to hit 80. I so want to do naxx as a DPS. I only went with Kardall once and it was basically the old naxx with T5/6 raiders who wanted to go through it (OWL).

I hit 77 today, so i'm 1 level from using some gear i've been picking up in instances (HoL). I need to do some Halls of Stone runs so I can get the gear from there, and I should be hitting up some pretty decent blues.

I also need to level up some enchanting, or get some others to help with enchanting the gear that I have, and probably some better socket gems when I get the 80 gear. Right now, i'm still using the Belt of Blasting and I have a feeling that it will be replaced soon :( It took a while to get that. But anyway, I'm going to spend a lot of my time leveling and instancing. Demonology was so much easier to quest with lol.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:38 am 
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I am still using the belt of blasting at 80. I just regemmed it with two of the plus 19 spell power gems.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... Destructis

Also I use this site for gear upgrades

http://www.maxdps.com/mage/frost.php

Belt of Blasting is still ranked number 5 in top belts. If you regem yours, you should be good to go on that for a while.

I enjoy talking about mage stuff :mrgreen: It does have a section on Warlocks also.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:47 am 
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Melee in Naxx:

First off - YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!! (Just for you Dale!!) :lol:

Next - do your homework. that means going to a website (I recommend wowwiki),learn the fights,read the strategies, understand what is involved,because:

Your most important stat is not Attack Power,Crit or even Hit Rating - it's Situational awareness.
A lot of fights in Naxx require even more attentiveness than normal, the tank is going to have to move mobs constantly and you need to stay up with them, or you will get a debuff that requires you to run out of the raid...and then there's The Safety Dance :wink: You need to be constantly on your toes and know exactly what is going on - not only to yourself but also the raid in general. If you can't focus on what's going on around you, you will die. And dead folks do no DPS :D

Next comes hit rating - I can't emphasize how important this stat is. All the crit rating and Attack Power means NOTHING if you cannot hit the boss. For melee you want between 8 and 9 percent. This is not a negotiable stat - you NEED a minimum of 8 percent for bosses in Naxxramas. Most melee gear of blue quality and heroics will get you there, also there are enchants and gems as well. On of the best weapons for Retribution Paladins, Arms Warriors and Titan Grip Fury Warriors is a Titansteel Destroyer. Good DPS, Decent stats and most importantly a nice +54 Hit Rating. For rogues and enhancement shamans you may consider the titansteel maces or the Saronite Shiv or Savage Cobalt Slicer. Slap Accuracy enchants on the 1handers and you are set.

Attack Power and Crit are interchangeable importance wise depending on your class. I think a minimum of 2000 AP and 25 percent crit is an acceptable milestone. It's incredibly easy to achieve that especially considering the vast amount of food,flasks and other consumables availible...which brings us to:

Consumables and enchants! There are various and sundry leg enchants available - as melee dps you want the ones giving you AP and crit. Period. For flasks look for Endless Rage, or Relentless Assault if funds are low. For head enchants - the Arcanum of Torment (Knights Of The Ebon Blade Revered) and for the shoulders the Lesser Inscription Of The Ax (Sons Of Hodir honored). Also consider Blacksmithing as a tadeskill, not only for the ability to manufacture some good dps gear but also for the ability to add gem slots to your gear. If not a smith, at least purchase the belt buckle that is smith created. More gem slots is a good thing!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Destructis wrote:
I am still using the belt of blasting at 80. I just regemmed it with two of the plus 19 spell power gems.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... Destructis

Also I use this site for gear upgrades

http://www.maxdps.com/mage/frost.php

Belt of Blasting is still ranked number 5 in top belts. If you regem yours, you should be good to go on that for a while.

I enjoy talking about mage stuff :mrgreen: It does have a section on Warlocks also.


MaxDPS is "ok" but if you look at the specs for a lot of the classes, they haven't updated them fully yet. Rogues for example, still have the OLD pre-WotLK specs so... it depends on what you're comparing.

The balance I found with the site, gear, and what's better, is ya there are some level 70 epics that are hard to replace, but there are a LOT of items on that list for other slots, that are not really keepers, just because they have more damage. Most of the times when i find an occurance like this, it's because the stats are not as good, and your survivability takes a huge hit. Plus then there's the whole "Spell Power != Everything" argument, which MaxDPS seems to favor. There are a lot of items that you should use for boss fights, and everything on the list can be used for trash. You don't need a bunch of hit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:01 am 
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On the mage stuff with MaxDPS, I see a lot of hit stuff ranked pretty high. I think that it does try to achieve that balance. My plus spell damage is a little over 1600 right now. I can take it higher with some enchants, but they are really expensive and I am waiting until I upgrade the pieces first. I have the plus 30 spell power to bracer and gloves (I think it was) now as an enchant, but it will probably cost me about 500g to do it, so until those peices get upgraded, I am going to stick with the lower level enchants.

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