Post by Aadramelekh
This time around I estimate that NO, BiS gear does not beat the added chance for Clearcasting on bleed ticks and the +8 seconds to Savage Roar / Survival Instincts. At least this is the situation for ferals. The difference in stats is minimal but the set bonuses are too strong to be ignored. 20% ArP can be gathered from complementary pieces of gear easily.
For instance, THIS
would be my wish list for feral DPS gear as Best In Slot. It offers 4xT8, ~28% ArP, 213 hit rating, 105 expertise rating plus 14 sockets.
On the other hand, if we consider ArP as best stat and decide to focus solely on it, we can build THIS
gear list, which offers 2xT8, ~37.5% ArP, 239 hit rating, 170 expertise rating plus 10 sockets.
The additional 10% ArP and the much easier to reach hit/expertise caps are an incentive to choose this combo over the 4xT8's extra 8 seconds to Savage Roar? I am still not decided yet.