Jan 062011
 

A lot of you are asking what to spend VP’s on, so I whipped up a quick chart. Still working on the raid gearing guide.

JP/Heroic Item VP Item DPS Diff Cost DPS Inc/Pt
Burrowing Mole SR’s Leggings 196.16 2200 0.09
Silver Inlaid L. R. of Golganneth 53.6 700 0.08
Defias B. Vest SR’s Raiment 96.17 2200 0.04
Cloak of Thredd Viewless Wings 35.84 1250 0.03
VC’s Boots Treads of Fl. Joy 30.34 1650 0.02
Tia’s Grace Fluid Death 21.97 1650 0.01
Sbolt Gloves SR’s Grips -22.49 1650 -0.01

Analysis:

The T11 legs and the relic are the best value per point; however, this doesn’t consider the T11 2p and 4p set bonuses, which you should definitely be shooting for. (2p is worth about 2% damage or 400ish DPS; 4p is harder to quantify, but roughly the same or a little higher than the 2p for a 5 minute fight, assuming no stack dropping.) This also doesn’t consider the fact that you have a chance for the tier legs and gloves from Argaloth every week, but I definitely wouldn’t count on that. (Argaloth has 134 items in his loot table, and they can repeat.) I’d suck it up and save up for the leggings, personally; they’re a significant upgrade over the next-best item. I expected Fluid Death to be better, actually, but Rawr actually values Unsolvable Riddle over Tia’s. I’m not sure I agree, but eh.

 Posted by at 8:55 am

  12 Responses to “Valor Point Gear, a quick analysis”

  1. thanks!

  2. I totally disagree with Rawr on Trinkets, always have, always will. I am using Tia’s + Fluid, and I am seeing more DPS with that than with Fluid + Unsolvable. I just find the CONSTANT agi to be better than the 20s Use. You do have to build up 10 stacks, but that’s literally about 4 seconds for a cat, and when a fight starts (or my rotation starts), all 10 stacks are up for my first rake.

    Also, with the recent change to Skull Bash, Hit is going to be wanted slightly more now.

    • Could you post a dps inc/pt going from either H left eye or Key to fluid death? I’m about to hit 1600 Valor, and I’m debating if I should hold out for the legs, or go for fluid death first.

  3. Thank you, this is awesome.

  4. Great list, keep up the good work.

  5. Comparing Fluid Death with Tia’s Grace isn’t really helpful, as you can’t have 2 Tia’s Grace.

    Fluid Death is a better option because you’ll replace your other trinket, and not Tia’s.

    • Yeah, i used Tia’s as a comp because the stats were similar and Rawr valued UR over it (which I disagree with, but I was trying to be consistent)

  6. I rationalised the chest as the best first purchase – I’d hate to see the tier legs drop from BH after buying them. The idol is nice but I wanted to work towards the 2/4 piece bonus.

  7. Until we start raiding isnt the 4pc pvp set our best option for kitty DPS with its +250 agi bonus?

    Assuming this is true, my question is which 4 pieces are best to use for the bonus and at what point do we break it? Again I would assume 2pc pvp + 2pc T11 is a better setup in general but if 2pc T11 is not avaiable to you yet, then u might consider purchasing Fluid Death or the Relic before going for T11 items.

    I tried using Rawr but it didnt appear to be inculding the 4pc pvp bonus.

  8. Really interesting,

    how good is the 2/4 set bonus of 4pvp items?
    any maths?

  9. My question is the difference btw Fluid Death and either Left Eye of Rajh (H)/Key or Key to the Endless Chamber (H).

    I’m having a hard time figuring out the dps difference because I’m going to keep Tia’s.

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