Friday, December 18, 2009

Updated Emblem of Frost Pull List

So yesterday I explained why I'm only going for 2 pieces of T10 at this time, and that I generally value the bonus around 150 HEP.

Looking at the actual itemization, I'm going to go for the shoulders and the head. Basically, the handguards and the legguards, having 0 haste on them, are actually overall downgrades for me from my current gear. The chest is a nice upgrade, but not nearly as nice as the cloth chestpiece purchasable from Emblem of Frost as well.

So I'm going to plug in the 2 pieces of tier that I want to buy, plus the craftable leatherworking patterns (Frozen Saronite can be bought for 23 Emblems of Frost each), and update the pull list I made about a week ago. In the meantime I've run new HEP numbers based on a night of ICC healing. You can see the new rankings here.
The tier pieces are augmented by half of the projected HEP bonus from the set, so 62 each. In addition, because the trinket and the totem are so hard to model, and I'm not really that excited about either, I'm probably going to hold off on even attempting to acquire them until I see some real numbers on them. I've also left on the non Emblem gear that is available in Lower Spire before the next content expansion (which is only in like 3 weeks, so it's not really that long).

Updated Emblem of Frost Pull List
Best Upgrade HEP Acquired by? Cost HEP per Badge Current HEP
Frost Witch's Spaulders 123.3 Emblem of Frost 60 1.067666667 Pauldrons of the Spirit Walker 59.24
Frost Witch's Headpiece 142.18 Emblem of Frost 95 0.758315789 Helm of the Spirit Shock 70.14
Waistband of Despair 70.31 Emblem of Frost 60 0.391166667 Darkspear Ritual Binding 46.84
Drape of the Violet Tower 42.42 Emblem of Frost 50 0.2622 Shawl of the Caretaker 29.31
Meteor Chaser's Raiment 96.12 Emblem of Frost 95 0.259052632 Thrall's Tunic of Conquest 71.51
Earthsoul Boots 72.99 Leatherworking 115 0.250956522 Sabatons of Tortured Space 44.13
Blizzard Keeper's Mitts 70.01 Emblem of Frost 60 0.242833333 Thrall's Handguards of Triumph 55.44
Lightning-Infused Leggings 96.64 Leatherworking 184 0.121467391 Leggings of Concealed Hatred 74.29
Purified Lunar Dust   Emblem of Frost 60 N/A
Totem of Surging Seas   Emblem of Frost 30 N/A Totem of Calming Tides
Hammer of Purified Flame 127.23 ICC5 Drop/Quest  
Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom 51.21 Rep   Ashen Band of Wisdom 41.13
Pride of the Kor'kron 48.09 TOGC10    Pulsing Spellshield 43.01
Soulcleave Pendant 45.68 10N Drop   Arcane Loops of Anger 36.31
Coldwraith Bracers 44.22 Marrowgar-10N Drop   Cuffs of the Shadow Ascendant 29.29
Signet of Putrefaction 41.13 Marrowgar-10N Drop   Band of the Invoker 34.7
Sliver of Pure Ice Marrowgar-10N Drop  

So that's why I'm getting the pretty deer shoulders first. MATHS MADE ME!

[Update: Thanks, Gritz! Yeah I meant T10, and I messed up on my spreadsheet and used an old HEP value I had from older haste valuations, of 125 for the HEP bonus.]


Gritz said...

Thanks so much for doing this!

Two comments - I think you meant T10 in the first paragraph, and it looks like you used a HEP of 125 for the 2-piece bonus, not 150.

I have very similar gear to yours and I'm torn about what my first piece should be - ignoring the 2-piece bonus (since I'd only have the one piece for now) then neither the shoulders nor the helm is a big upgrade, but the belt would be. But, buying the belt would put me that much farther away from getting 2p T10. Plus there's an awesome cloth belt from Marrowgar 25.

Ahh, decisions, decisions...

Zigi said...

Thanks Gritz! Made the corrections (well I left the HEP bonus at 125 because it doesn't change the rankings and I'm too lazy to redo the math).

Yeah, it's important to note I'm only looking at gear acquirable through 10-man content.

I'm sure that 25 marrowgar is actually probably pretty viable, even with a pug, and I may look into getting into one of those during the holiday break, but it's not something my guild will be scheduling, so I'm not really banking on any of that.

Gritz said...

Ahh, that makes sense. Marrowgar-25 is definitely puggable, in my opinion, since the fight doesn't change between 10 and 25. Might be a while before the cloth belt goes to a mail wearer, tohough.

Lady Deathwhisper, on the other hand, is probably pug-resistant for a while.