I’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?
I finally got a round to finalizing my gear path and getting it up on the guild site. A gear path is just a listing of what pieces you need, and from where, to maximize potential.
There are several ways to configure a gear path. You can do an individual display like this:
- Magmaw: Weapon
- ODS: Ring
- Halfus: Necklace
- Ascendants: Off-hand
You could also do a “loot list” spreadsheet like this:
On the loot list, there are different pages for different raids with each boss representing a different column. The loot list style is definitely more efficient for raid leaders to swap certain people in for gear and whatnot. Our loot list was made using Google Docs and can be set to open edit so that your guild mates can edit it as they gain gear/change their path. The final method, which is my personal favorite, is to use the CharDev character planner. CharDev is great because you can gem/enchant/reforge pieces of gear to see what your stats will be. Eventually, you will be able to add buffs to get an even more detailed look at your gear/stat choices. Here’s a picture of my full profile. It includes gear I already have as well as pieces I am looking to get. This image is not complete so my stat numbers will be different after I gem/enchant/reforge pieces.
When I made all the necessary changes last night (this morning rather) I think I was just a little over the 1221 haste breakpoint with some insane amount of spirit. Mind you, I have only implemented non-heroic pieces since we got a bit of a late start and won’t be hitting heroics for a little while longer. Either way, it’s a great planning site that will let you save/share your profile and even import your characters from the armory with their current gear/spec (just to save some time).
Anywhoodle, those are some options available to you when planning a gear path. I would highly suggest CharDev if you are just doing one for yourself and the spreadsheet style if your guild would like to plan theirs out as a whole.
Have you started working on a gear path? How did you go about it? Happy Friday!
P.S. Be sure to check out my first video if the expansion on the Videos page. Halfus Wrymbreaker and Proto-Behemoth 25-man Normal mode.