Where has all the hit gear gone?

December 17th, 2008

Finally got in to my first Naxxramas raid last night!

It was fun, and very quick paced as I was expecting.  I picked up two new pieces of gear:  [Rusted-Link Spiked Gauntlets] and [Wraith Spear].

But when I equipped them… my hit rating drop to 106.  Pathetically low.

So I went through all my gear to figure out what was going on… and it seems that every time I get an upgrade, I lose hit rating.  My quondam gear, from before heroics and raiding, had me nearly at 200.  I’ve got + hit on my 2x[Savage Cobalt Slicer] (which will soon be nerfed) and my [Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets], both of which I was trying to replace with my new Naxx gear! Other than those, all of my hit is from BC gear.  Every other Northrend piece I have picked up has absolutely NO hit rating!

What’s a Troll to do?

I guess I’ll have to decide which items I should keep for the hit, even though it hurts me inside to just through away agility and attack power and all that other good stuff.

Hopefully I’ll get more lucky with drops, or at least figure out where everyone is getting all this gear that puts them over 200!

I also discovered that I’m sorely disappointed by my DPS output.  This calls for massive test dummy action later this week or over the weekend.  Hopefully I will be able to report better numbers after investigating, or at least be able to ask for advice and provide details of what’s wrong.

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6 comments to “Where has all the hit gear gone?”

  1. Hiding in Heroics. Look for Sphere of Red Dragon’s Blood (H-Nexus), Sovereign’s Belt (H-UP), and stuff like that.

  2. I’ve gotten a few Heroics upgrades, but all of them have had 0 hit. Such as… Plunderer’s Helmet (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37188), Hauberk of the Arcane Wraith (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37144), Interwoven Scale Bracers (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37170), and Twin-Headed Boots (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37870).

    Unfortunately right now, I don’t have time to farm heroics. I only have enough time to spare to either do heroics -or- raid. Maybe though in a heroic or two on the weekend. If I don’t raid, I’ll get left behind. If I don’t do heroics, I won’t see the hit gear I need!

    Guess I’ll just have to somehow work up the rep to get the rep based hit gear.

  3. And the only fast way to up your rep is, yet again, heroics. :|

  4. Yup – hence my dilemma!

    If only wasn’t just my guild tag… I’d have so much more time for this stuff!

  5. My hit dropped to 96 with a bunch of “ups”. My crit jumped nice and high but as someone once told me “If you don’t hit you can’t crit.” Looking that the maxdps gear lists theres not a lot of +hit available. The T7 (10man) set only has it on the chestpiece. Looks like I’m going to be passing on several ups just to keep what little hit I have left.

  6. The +Hit Hunter gear went the same place my Warrior’s +Defense gear went, I imagine…