Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Any Other Hunters Have This Problem?

I've said before, there is really only one piece of gear I would like from any 5-man. It's the Needle-Encrusted Scorpion. Well, it did drop yesterday in a 5man daily random PUG. Something interesting happened. Not one, or two people also rolled Need. Nope. Everyone did. The tank, the healer, and the other two dps.

Evidently, this is something that is happening everywhere now. I've just lead a sheltered life I guess.

Strangely, in the same run (and same boss loot) everyone rolled Greed on the orb.

So what does this mean?

I pulled over 6k dps on the run. The second was around 2.3k dps. So it's quite possible the dps needed it somehow. The tank was a Warrior. The other DPS were a DK and a Ret Pally. The healer was a Druid. Was I just extremely unlucky? Or is everyone rolling Need on stuff they don't need? Can DKs, Warriors, Rets, and Cats actually make good use of it?


  1. Since 3.3.3 you can't NEED on Frozen Orbs anymore. As for the Needle, all physical DPS classes can benefit from ArP now, so everyone is rolling on it - Priests probably going to give it to someone they know in the party?

  2. Yeah everyone of those can benefit from the trinket. As a Pala myself i would say they should only roll on it if they are actually farming for it (its still the best dps trinket we can get from 5mans but not nearly as strong as for all pure phycial dps classes, same goes for shammies).

    But Dks and warriors would benefit as much as a Hunter would and to be honeste the cat would benefit slightly more as their insane attack speed and high crit gives the trinket a better uptime for them than others (not saying they should have prio though).