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I've been told crit has become better than mastery for 2H frost since mists.
Can anyone explain what's changed that made crit more valuable (or mastery less valuable) to a spec that hasen't really changed much*?
* I realize that
Might of the Frozen Wastes
no longer generates runic power so we don't use
as much. However, that just means 2H now workes the way DW worked before mists, and back then the stats priority for DW was haste>mastery>crit.
This. Also Frost strike hits way less that it was in Cata (cata: 130, mop: 105) - in comparison to obliterate also (cata: 185% ish after all modifications, mop: 230% * 1,4 from talent * 12,5% per disease ) , while KM proc are less often.
If you look at it mastery only increases your frost fever, blast and strike damage. Crit increases all.
Hmm... well it's going to take me a while to be able to look at crit items and not die a little inside.
Embrace the crit! Think of your DK as a master of his weapon, whose massive Obliterates fell any foes in his wake. (or hers)
Also, I was reading over at EJ that dual wield can still do a traditional priority instead of the "masterfrost" priority and only lose about 1-2% of their DPS. From
the frost guide
Q:I want to dual wield but I don’t like this “masterfrost” priority. What can I do?
A:It is entirely possible to dual wield and not use the “masterfrost” priority and instead use a more 2H-esque priority by using most of your runes for Obliterate rather than Howling Blast. This is a slight DPS loss (between 1-2%) and favors more haste over mastery (Strength > Hit/Exp > Haste > Mastery > Crit).
You can continue to play DW exactly the same way as you did in Cataclysm.
It's not *optimal* but the difference isn't so massive that it's totally out of the question. Ultimately, it's up to you, and if you want to lose 2% DPS but be comfortable with how you're playing, that's up to you.
Frost seems to be one of the few (if only) specs that you can play in any variation you want (DW / 2h / Haste / Mastery / Crit) without seeing any truly significant loss or gain.
mastery increases frostfever, howling blast and frost strike.
if u want, try this-
expertise and hit are at 7.5% each, put mastery@20% , haste@ 19.5% or above and crit @25.4% or above. i have mine set at 20%mastery, 18-23%haste, and 19-26%crit stack more crit/haste if you're already capped on hit/expertise. if need be put another 2-3.5% more into mastery.
oh..and try noxxic.com. its showing that DW is pushing more DPS than a 2h and check the "stat priority" and it'll show u how to stack ur stats
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