This might not be worthy of another post entirely, but after resocketing some of my DPS gear and finally being able to take advantage of myT4 two piece bonus, I reopened Rawr to take a look at things. Needless to say, I was a little surprised. While I was wearing the Mask of the Deceiver and the Gloves of Dexterous Manipulation, Rawr suggested that the Cursed Vision of Sargeras was the best helm upgrade in terms of raw DPS. When I uploaded my armory data today, however, Rawr only presented me with a few different socketing options for the Stag-Helm of Malorne instead.
Compare this screenshot to the ones from my last post:
What happened? Rawr took into account the fact that I was wearing two pieces of DPS socketed Tier 4 gear and acknowledged the energy restoring set bonus as an overall DPS upgrade. Once I get my T6 feral shoulders and pants I’ll be able to better utilize the T4 set bonus for DPS by switching my Stag-Helm of Malorne to something such as the Cursed Vision of Sargeras (I think I might be up next for it) and then resocketing my T4 shoulders. It might look a little something like this:
While I realize the image is a little difficult to read because of the small numbers, you’ll notice that there’s an overall damage increase by replacing my relatively junky Razor-Fury Mantle (which arguably doesn’t have a decent upgrade besides PvP until 2.4) with a resocketed Mantle of Malorne: more AP, more AGI, a considerable +HIT increase, and a much bigger crit rating. And of course, I’m still rocking my energy restore bonus. Very nice.