June 27, 2010

Armor downgrading in Cataclysm

From Blizzard:

Armor downgrading in Cataclysm

You will get a stat bonus of some kind if you wear "your" armor. You can still wear cloth, mail or leather of a lower armor type if it's a big upgrade, especially if it would get sharded anyway. But the days of Holy paladins in cloth or warrior wearing leather are probably behind us.

Interesting. If this is implemented in WOTLK pre-Cataclysm patch we may be seeing changes in the best gear before Cataclysm ships. One reason to grab those plate pieces and bank them for now.

June 22, 2010

Ruby Sanctum Heroic Gear

Here's probably the last update of WOTLK. Ruby Sanctum heroic gear is in. The 2 haste/crit bracers are quite interesting since they provide varied choice (more haste vs a yellow socket, yellow socket bonus is still unknown).

The belt option is also troubling, as my trusty default weights are keeping the haste/mp5 belt (I'm also inclined to keep it since it's a pretty hefty 41 mp5) instead of upgrading to the new 284 haste/crit belt. Time will tell which is better during actual hardmode gameplay.