Healers and Hunters - Get your enchants before BWL!

Naz

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Ok, so I've done the math...

With 2x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade as a hunter you get 2% crit ( str doesn't matter since it's only melee ap).

if you add 2x +15 agi enchant, you get + 30 agi which means now you have 2.56% crit + 60 ap (+some armor and dodge but not really directly affecting your dps performance).

With https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18520/barbarous-blade which most of us currently have, you get 1% crit + 60 ap.

If you add 1x +15 agi enchant, you now have 1.28% crit + 90 ap.

So it comes down to 2.56% crit + 60 ap VS 1.28% crit + 90 ap // 1.28% crit vs 30ap // it's clearly an improvement, but at what cost?

2x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade + the 2x enchants cost about 300g (blades) + 200g (enchants) = 500g

Is it worth spending 400g (100g difference from only buying 1x +15 agi enchant for barb blade) for 1.28% crit vs 30ap?

https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade is not even a pre-bis either.

What you guys think? For me, personally, I think I should just enchant my barb blade with +15 agi for now.
All valid points, especially if the price stays high on Assassination Blade.

You could always try and replace one or more Assassination Blade with something else though? It might even work out better. (btw the following is based off some un-verified hunter stat weights I found online of 1 crit ~= 29AP, 1 agi ~= 2.8AP):

  • I would maybe try and look out for a green weapon; +11/12 agi is possible on green 1h weapons.
  • A blue world drop called item=12527 can roll for Agi, or Monkey/Tiger/Wolf - if you can find one on the AH it's better than greens or Assassination Blade.
  • Strat UD has two 1h weapons plausibly better than Assassination Blade - item=13368 and item=18737.

Food for thought, hopefully can make the switch a bit more viable and/or cost-effective?


Edit: spell=16970 is a viable potentially cheaper version of Assasination Blade if you can find a blacksmith with the plans?
 
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Neme

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All valid points, especially if the price stays high on Assassination Blade.

You could always try and replace one or more Assassination Blade with something else though? It might even work out better. (btw the following is based off some un-verified hunter stat weights I found online of 1 crit ~= 29AP, 1 agi ~= 2.8AP):

  • I would maybe try and look out for a green weapon; +11/12 agi is possible on green 1h weapons.
  • A blue world drop called item=12527 can roll for Agi, or Monkey/Tiger/Wolf - if you can find one on the AH it's better than greens or Assassination Blade.
  • Strat UD has two 1h weapons plausibly better than Assassination Blade - item=13368 and item=18737.

Food for thought, hopefully can make the switch a bit more viable and/or cost-effective?


Edit: spell=16970 is a viable potentially cheaper version of Assasination Blade if you can find a blacksmith with the plans?
Thanks for the input, https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=16970/dawns-edge seems like a good alternative, although it's still about 90g or in mats.

Anyways, I managed to get 1 blade from horde at about 50g with Nouska's help and I low balled another one from alliance at 60g so I'm good now. Saved about 200g and it's worth it now in my opinion.

My point was that the initial price was not worth it over the upgrade it provided.
 

Bloodarrows

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Ok, so I've done the math...

With 2x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade as a hunter you get 2% crit ( str doesn't matter since it's only melee ap).

if you add 2x +15 agi enchant, you get + 30 agi which means now you have 2.56% crit + 60 ap (+some armor and dodge but not really directly affecting your dps performance).

With https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18520/barbarous-blade which most of us currently have, you get 1% crit + 60 ap.

If you add 1x +15 agi enchant, you now have 1.28% crit + 90 ap.

So it comes down to 2.56% crit + 60 ap VS 1.28% crit + 90 ap // 1.28% crit vs 30ap // it's clearly an improvement, but at what cost?

2x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade + the 2x enchants cost about 300g (blades) + 200g (enchants) = 500g

Is it worth spending 400g (100g difference from only buying 1x +15 agi enchant for barb blade) for 1.28% crit vs 30ap?

https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13036/assassination-blade is not even a pre-bis either.

What you guys think? For me, personally, I think I should just enchant my barb blade with +15 agi for now.
@Neme Nice number crunching mate.

I have read that 1% Crit = about 45AP so when you take the 1.28% crit from 30 Ap its literally about 500G for roughly 0.6% crit.

I will be sticking with Barb blade with +15Agi for now and see where we stand in the future - even if this means paying slightly more later on.

@Nouska Dal Rends are only worth it if you have both equipped (50 AP) other than that you may aswell stay with assassins blade
 
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