Guardian Meta Gem: Austere vs Agile
But it doesn't give 3% crit chance, it increases the damage you do when you crit by 3%.
12/06/2012 06:54 AMPosted by EtherarAny tips on when to go for survival over DPS?
The nice thing right now is that, except for the meta-gem, we don't really have to make that choice. A "reliable RPS" setup (Hit/Exp > Crit > Haste > Mastery) is the best for DPS and really good for survival. (Maybe even the best for survival, depending on whom you're talking too.)
And as for the meta-gem: I'd pretty much always use Austere (or Effulgent on Lei-Shi) while tanking.
Unless you don't need the extra survival and want to do more DPS instead ;)12/06/2012 07:42 AMPosted by PtarrAnd as for the meta-gem: I'd pretty much always use Austere (or Effulgent on Lei-Shi) while tanking.
Better for DPS, yes. It's always better for DPS regardless of what method of gearing you choose.12/06/2012 10:11 AMPosted by DrubearymoreThe agi one is better if you're going for an Exp/Crit build, which you should be doing anyways.
Just like the Armor/Spell metas are always better (encounter dependant) for survival regardless of what method of gearing you choose.
12/06/2012 10:11 AMPosted by DrubearymoreThe agi one is better if you're going for an Exp/Crit build, which you should be doing anyways. With a 488 ilvl, I can get 45% crit fully raid buffed. You aren't really losing any survivability, and you're doing a TON more damage.
The agility meta increases your crit damage, not your crit. So you are sacrificing additional armor (which reduces damage) for more dps (which does virtually nothing for survival).
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