Hit Rating is Like Blackjack
Garwulf over at HuntsmansLodge.com has an excellent post up about wasting stats by overdosing on Hit Rating. I read it and commented, raising my hand as a hunter that is guilty. That’s right folks, I have more than enough Hit Rating. My ideal Hit Rating is 230. As of the writing of this post I am at 378 Hit Rating. Busted!
I am not talented in Focus Aim. I have no need for Hit Rating enchants or gems. All of the Hit Rating I need comes from my gear. So what am I to do. I will be dropping the trinket Mark of Supremacy. The trinket carries a hefty 128 Hit Rating on it. Once upon a time that was great for me. Now it’s just a waste. The 1024 AP on demand use is quite nice. Heck, I even added the proc to my Hunter’s Mark macro (Post). However, as Garwulf pointed out, having the trinket just for that is a waste of other potential DPS bonuses. It’s time to downgrade so that I can upgrade. Screw what Gear Score says, I got a DPS job to do my best at (tidbit thrown in for those that use that addon like it’s the all-knowing oracle about what a player can do).
I will switch to Coren’s Chromium Coaster which is the identical twin of the Mirror of Truth. You can purchase the Mirror of Truth with emblems, but Coren’s Chromium Coaster was one of the Brewfest boss drops. In the end it looks like I saved myself some emblem farming. Yeah me.
Now to tie in the title of this post. Hit Rating is a lot like the game of Blackjack right now. Some times you get really close to 21, sometimes you hit on the head, and sometimes you go over. You lose being under and you lose being over. It’s hard to hit it on the exact number you need. When you do hit the magic number on the head it’s a jackpot of DPS.