Remember my Hunter gear? Well boys and girls, a few pieces of that equipment are history because these past two days I made some significant upgrades to it. That was thanks to a good tip in the comments on one of my posts from someone who drew my attention to an awesome site that I had no idea about: maxdps.com.
What's cool about this site is that you can specify which equipment sources you want to filter by (for example a solo player like myself might want to only show items obtained from crafting, reputation rewards and BoE). Then it shows you all the available equipment broken down by slot and sorted in decreasing order of DPS. It's very easy to figure out what upgrades you can get and which ones are worth it. The only flaw that I noticed is that it seems to be missing some items. For example I didn't see my Rusted-Link Spiked Gauntlets in the list.
Anyhoo, thanks to that list, here are the upgrades that I made.
Eaglebane Bracers (ilvl 187) -> Bracers of the Smothering Inferno (ilvl 219). I spotted these epic bracers in the AH for 900 gold and snatched them right away. I don't even know if it's a good price as I've never seen them before but it doesn't seem like a bad bargain. Wowhead shows a price of over 2000 gold.
Razorstrike Breastplate (ilvl 187) -> Polished Regimental Hauberk (ilvl 200). The funny thing about this chest piece is that I could have bought it a long time ago from the Argent Crusade since I was Exalted with them for a while now but I had no idea they were selling it.
Greaves of Sanctified Dissolution (ilvl 154) -> Giantmaim Legguards (ilvl 200). Huge DPS jump here. I had these pants made by my Leatherworker and I also upgraded the leg armor from Nerubian Leg Armor to Icescale Leg Armor.
Band of the Kirin Tor (ilvl 200) -> Inscribed Band of the Kirin Tor (ilvl 213). 1000 gold upgrade. I love these rings.
Inscribed Band of the Kirin Tor (ilvl 213) -> Etched Band of the Kirin Tor (ilvl 226). Another 1000 gold upgrade.
In all, the DPS displayed under my character jumped over 100 points which is incredible as far as I'm concerned even though by raid standards I'm probably pathetic. Now I just have to replace those trinkets...
Patch 1.0.5 commentary
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