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    Default Whetstones not working correctly for ranged anymore?

    I was testing the effectiveness of whetstones versus Lightning Glyph and got some surprising results.

    Methodology was crit-testing Deadeye Shot, checking 3 times to make sure it was consistent.

    No buffs: 3325
    Fine Whetstone: 3366
    Lightning Glyph: 3390

    So the Glyph hits harder than whetstones AND it gives crit? This can't be intended.

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    -Did you use 2 whetstones?

    -Did you have same stack of Silver-Tipped?

    -Did you have a crit before-hand(25% AP?)

    -Why no exquisite?

    -Make sure there was no debuffs?

    -etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koe View Post
    -Did you use 2 whetstones?

    -Did you have same stack of Silver-Tipped?

    -Did you have a crit before-hand(25% AP?)

    -Why no exquisite?

    -etc
    Didn't use Silver-Tipped, used two stones, the crit-buff was always up, and I just used the remainder of my whetstone buff from raiding last night. PA level whetstones are +3, so Fine's +4 should be better was the reasoning. I'll try again with exquisite after HK tomorrow.

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    just tested vs the +3 dps from the razor edge buff

    1094 razor edge's
    vs
    1078 lightning glyphs

    on swift shot

    4330 razor edge
    vs
    4373 lightning glyph

    rapid fire
    1196
    vs
    1181
    looks like deadeye benefits more from the 30ap vs the weapon dps
    Last edited by Zyzyx; 02-02-2012 at 10:41 AM.

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    When time allows I'll be looking at the issue with the class guys.

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    Why are we comparing pointless +3 dps to 30dex?

    What happened to Exquisite Whetstones...............
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    A rogue can top the parse on every boss in HK if they use the right spec, and it's been that way for months.

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    Because those things are like, SOOOOOOOOOOOO expensive!

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    So we went from fine stones to +3 stones..... sigh at this testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyzyx View Post
    just tested vs the +3 dps from the razor edge buff

    1094 razor edge's
    vs
    1078 lightning glyphs

    on swift shot

    4330 razor edge
    vs
    4373 lightning glyph

    rapid fire
    1196
    vs
    1181
    looks like deadeye benefits more from the 30ap vs the weapon dps
    It's not surprising, Deadeye Shot/Empowered Shot receive 1.5s worth of AP contribution, Shadow Fire receive 2s worth of AP contribution.

    That been said, Lightning Glyph is not the new black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akizuki View Post

    That been said, Lightning Glyph is not the new black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hejtmane View Post
    Only on Tanks
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    I just recently had to become the designated Off-Tank for my guild after the other rogue Rage Quit from us telling him he needs to stop talking over the raid leader ALL THE TIME...

    I guess I have to respec out of my maxed sword DPS and get my lightning glyph

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