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Monday, 17 January, 2011

Hex, Bind Elemental

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:42 pm

So the observant will have figured that BOTH of the above spells are offensive spells that a Restoration Shaman is quite likely to have to cast before or combat.

There is a reason for this post, page offensive spells have a baseline miss chance, according to the tooltip for my healer my usual restoration kit has zero +hit stats (and an extra 1% because she’s a draenei) … giving

Hit Chance+1.00%
Hit Rating: 0(+0.00% hit chance)

85: 3.00% – one in 30
86: 4.00% – one in 25
87: 5.00% – one in 20
88/skull: 16.00% miss chance

That means every CC cast has a between a 1-in-20 to 1-in-30 chance to fail.

So I got to thinking… I can swap in and out weapons and relics, perhaps I can do some swapping before and after casting hex to reduce my miss chance.

Swapping in a couple of items from my enhancement set into the weapon and relic slots (Mindshear Shanker, Carnelian Spikes, Exhausted Flashgrowth Mote no gem)  I get a hit rating of 190, changing these figures to

Hit Chance +2.85%

85: 1.15% one in 80 ish
86: 2.15% one in 45
87: 3.15% one in 30

Brinnging the miss chance down to between one in 30 and one in 80, a definite improvement and worth doing — if I can!


  1. You can probably make a macro that looks like this:

    /cast Bind Elemental;

    Then a similar macro to one of your common casted healing spell to have a /equip of your normal weapon and shield followed by a /cast of that weapon.

    Should feel quite normal and with time you won’t even notice the swapping. ?

    Comment by Vind — Monday, 17 January, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

  2. /cast of that spell*

    Comment by Vind — Monday, 17 January, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

  3. There’s a macro command /equipSet
    If you create a “partial” set with just weapons/trinkets in it you can equip/unequip it with one press.

    Comment by Andrew.Rowbottom — Monday, 24 January, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

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