This is a time to be VERY excited, not a time to worry. The game is going to be sooooooo much more interesting and a TON of new possibilities and options are going to open up for us. SS already operates incredibly well within these caps, so all the new stuff coming out is only going to make us stronger.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I AM very excited about the changes. I am quite certain that Wyatt is on the right track and that D3 will be a much better game after the expansion. I am aso positive that SS will come out quite strong with the upcoming changes or that we will be able to come up with completely different fun builds. However, I would much rather go into that expansion prepared.
Thought experiment: The patch hits tomorrow with the caps on gear as datamined
For you that would mean losing 13CC and 257CHD. Sure, you would be able to compensate the CC with your para points, skills, and passives. But even then there’d be a lot of ‘wasted’ rolls on your current gear.
Personally, I already downgraded 2CC in favor of avg damage (because my funds are limited – else I’d just have stuck with both high CC and avg dmg). This however will be as far as I am willing to downgrade in order to keep a decent efficiency right now.
For now I merely plan to swap my 6 CC crow on patchday to an 8 RoF CC crow and spend my para points on CC. I will also continue to keep my eyes open for other RoF CC items and buy enough rubys to make a marquise gem or two. Those are the kind of preparations I would like to discuss. CHD for instance will be much more complicated to compensate for. My future upgrades will focus on avg dmg, Int and EHP/Mit stats omitting higher CHD.
According to this information CHD can be increase by up to 50% through paragon points. Keep in mind that you will only be able to add one fourth of your paragon points into this category (IAS, CC, CHD, cooldown reduction). You will already need 50 points to get CC to 10. That will require you to be at paragon 200 and not spend anything on another stat in this category. Quite tough, isn’t it?