Figurine - Twilight Serpent - why rated so highly ?

Topics: Rawr.Base.Items
Aug 6, 2009 at 1:30 AM

Just trying to get my head around why this run of the mill blue trinket is rated above a heap of purple items, until recently when I turned on the crafted option filter I didn't even know it was there.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42395 is the serpent

I have on http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40682 and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42988

Serpent is supposedly an upgrade according to RAWR for both of these, just can't figure out why, any thoughts appreciated.

 

 

Coordinator
Aug 6, 2009 at 2:31 AM

That's totally possible, especially using good gems, and if you need the hit rating. Darkmoon Illusion is relatively poor, I can definitely see Serpent beating it. Additionally, you could be missing your metagem requirements without the serpent.

Aug 6, 2009 at 2:53 AM
Edited Aug 6, 2009 at 7:08 AM

Swapping it for the Sundial my dps goes down 50, swapping it for the Darkmoon it goes up 50. I am missing the metagem bonus since 3.2 since my dragons eyes became a color, I will spend some G on the new gems tonight and see what happens. Still can't get my head around a blue being better than a purple, can't say I have noted that with any other item in the game. Thanks for the input, keep up the work with the great program.

http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Saurfang&n=Gc my character BTW incase there is something strange going on :)

Coordinator
Aug 6, 2009 at 3:56 AM
Edited Aug 6, 2009 at 3:57 AM

High Blues are better than low purples all the time. In this case, the serpent is showing up much better primarily due to it granting your metagem bonus.

Aug 6, 2009 at 6:07 AM

There's lots of occasions where an ilvl200 blue beats out an ilvl200 epic for a given situation.  Tanks know what I mean with that stamina trinket whose name escapes me.

You can also have a well-itemized ilvl213 beating out a poorly itemized ilvl226.  Personally, I passed on the 25man normal champions plate bracers (the ones with expertise) because I preferred the armorpen from my Ulduar bracers.

A higher budget means nothing if it's not spent wisely :)

Aug 6, 2009 at 7:07 AM

Only done 1 Ulduar run, absolutely hate the bit running round in vehicles in the beginning, not sure I can put myself through that torture again :(

I'll investigate the metagem bonus shortly and see how I can spend my money wisely :)