RoS set: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/KingBenjamin-1485/hero/26005147
3 main reasons why these gears:
-AR is limited in RoS gears
-AS is nerfed to 6% from 9%
-MF will play a role again (big or small idk but it will matter again)
Now, I don't expect these gears to be a set ALWAYS. These gears I picked so that they have USEFUL value on there own with RoS potential.
-Each gear slot I tried to max AR because this stat is the only one that is close to RoS AR max which is 90 vs 80vanilla. In theory -10 AR from RoS isn't bad especially if it makes up for it with the rest of stats quality/potential.
-With each legendary I made sure I got no more and no less than the # of random affixes to that item. Most vanilla legends have 2-3 random affixes so First I look for max AR then I looked for either Vit or Life%. On top, I made sure I have a primary stat i can reroll for either CharMain Stat or something Nyan has mentioned as very useful, resource/cooldown stats, which I agree are SOLID utility stats.
a. Reason I made sure to get the exact number of random affixes is because I still don't have a complete understanding of what EFFECTS the "reroll". I do know that in its simplest form (no double stat, split stats) there is less uncertainty of being able to reroll as intended, primary to primary. You can say i'm being conservative in this area.
-Getting highest ilv possible per slot was a must when i picked these gears. Rerolls seem to have an effect on the quality of reroll that is dependent on the ilv, given higher values to higher ilv gears. (I don't plan to reroll any of these gears till I hit lev70 since Char level seems to have an affect as well).
Gear list explanation:
ilv63Mempo: get as close to 9/6 as you can to make it RoS worthy. From what I hear you will be giving up a lot of eHP using a mempo in RoS so you want to make it worth using. Now, max on AR and Life% as possible. I looked for the cheapest of this quality, so I got an Int since i'll be reroll that stat to dex.
ilv63Glove: 8-9%AS, 39-50%CD, 9-10%CC, 77-80AR, one random main stat to reroll it.
ilv62Ammy: 8-9%AS, 89-100%CD, 9-10%CC, IMO this slot doesn't NEED eHP if you can get close to perfect DPS rolls listed. IF you can get some WORTHY amount/quality of eHP then it becomes acceptable to sacrifice some DPS for it. Best is AR, Vit, Life%.
ilv62Rings: 8-9%AS, 39-50%CD, 4-6%CC, 77-80AR, one random main stat to reroll it. I went with no AS on one of the rings (walling host) which is completely against my gear RoS picking, but, I did it because all the stats on it are soild. The ring was relatively cheap compared to AS rings of this class. The down side to this ring (walling host) is that since it doesn't have 8-9%AS it only has RoS value when combined with the Litany for the MF bonus. The Litany alone does have RoS value because it has 9%AS and I can reroll the Life Reg stat to CD or Resource/Cooldown.
a. Ideally Rares are the most secure gamble for Rings if you just stick to 8-9%AS, 39-50%CD, 4-6%CC, 77-80AR, one random main stat to reroll. I do have these rare rings already...again I just want to have options to supplement with RoS sets.
ilv63Belt-WH: 77-80AR, 8-9%AS, 39-50%CD, 6-7yrd PU, (ehp stat if possible). PU is a great utility stat for a DH. In RoS PU has been nerfed to 1-2yrd per slot (can't confirm this yet but I can confirm PU is nerfed.). RoS has great options for belts so it's a lot of sacrifice to use a WH. So you make the WH RoS worthy giving it something RoS belts don't have, DPS/6-7PU with a balance of AR.
ilv63Weapon: I picked Calamity. Seems that 1h's are really good in RoS. IDK, i think this will always be a personal preference. But for Calamity I tried to max on all variables except Weapon Range as that's the slot to be rerolled.
***Now, the above gears I mentioned have the highest possible value/use for RoS. Shoulders, Chest, Bracers, Pants, and Boots; RoS will for the most part beat by a long stretch Vanilla gears for these slots (except L4N gears of course).
-I went with the Blackthorne's set because I followed the Ammy which i got first. It made sense to get MF and reduce/increase elite dmg Bonus stats for interesting RoS build/play. I really don't know how well this is going to turn out but it seems like a fun build to try out. You can check out the gears but you will noticed I stuck with the same strategy to get close to max AR and not get any double/split stat legends, get exactly how many random affixes it comes with, and get either Vit or Life% for one of the random stats.
-Shoulders I just got something that makes the most sense but honestly I don't think you can get anything that could be strategically useful in upper Torment RoS levels.
-Quivers: I haven't heard much on these besides what Nyan has provided us with so i went with Max AS, CC, and +Disp. I have gotten other variations to test out but I really don't know what is the best besides getting max AS/CC atm.
-Lacuni's do have an interesting use because of the MS. 8-9%AS is good but it’s a must to get 6CC to make it RoS worthy. Again, close to max AR and one primary stat to reroll. Overall Lacunis are not being use in Beta but I think it would be a good idea to have incase the AS or MS is needed. I have heard though that these don't roll well :( we'll see.
Vanilla jewelry, glove, and mempo have the highest RoS potential/advantage. It won't be OP but it will compete against those RoS slots depending on the build. Vanilla WH and Calamity have a good chance of being useful but it will be harder to give up RoS gears. The rest of vanilla slots have little to no chance of ever being used in RoS.
Last I want to mention that I went with max AR and not Vit as a rule of thumb because Vit can roll between 400-600 in RoS so getting 100-300 vit on vanilla gears is not RoS effective. 80 vs 90 AR is close enough. For example, having a complete ring 9/50/6 is good for RoS but rings in RoS will be competing because they have Unique affixes…..what will make the difference is having 77-80 AR on that vanilla ring. Now that ring is complete and even though it won’t have any COOL unique affix you can count on it been solid for build diversity. Even an 8/40/5/77AR would be solid; above example is just an extreme example.
Only the glove, ammy, and mempo were significantly expensive. All other gears I’ve gotten relatively cheap. I had the gold to do this. I realize this is all a gamble. I like to gamble.
Post your general questions/suggestions, and please correct me on any of this if i missed something.