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Will BS on my alt be just as good?
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So I have a pally with Ench/Mining, but I'm thinking of playing with alternative specs, and I figured the quickest/best way for a non-raider non-hardcore pvp'er to gear alternate specs would be with BS, right?
But I don't feel like giving any of my current profs up. So what if i levelled BS on an alt? Would I lose anything really valuable by not having it on my pally? I've tried looking up wowhead for things like "crafted by bs" and also "requires bs", but I can't really find any. I know LW has those embossment things, that need to be on the wearer - would I lose something like this?
The only thing you really lose out on is the profession bonus. Which is 2 extra sockets for gems for blacksmiths. All gear nowadays is BoE. There are smaller things, like blacksmithing keys only blacksmiths can use to open locked stuff, but nothing major comes to mind.
That being said, blacksmithing has a better profession bonus than mining, but if you're not hardcore, it's a very small issue.
Thanks! The thing about the two sockets I totally forgot I already knew -.- it actually makes it harder for me to choose, because the stam bonus from mining, given that I'm a prot pally, I wasn't too fond of losing, but yeah, the two sockets would more than make up for that.
And I do also have another alt with mining almost all the way up, making it tricky to decide. Well thanks, anyway. I guess I should do some thinking :D
Stamina for tanks is meh.I prefer Mastery, at least in lower gearlevels. And the sockets help both your tanking spec and your other spec (int gems into holy, str gems into ret).
Also, right now blacksmithing has the best profession bonus, as you can put epic gems into those sockets. They didn't buff the other professions to compensate, but this'll, ofc, only last until we invade pandaland.
On the other hand, when we do hit those pandas, the gathering professionmaterials will sell like crazy...
True story about the Mastery stacking. Even with the typical Fractured Amberjewel (40 Mastery) you're trading 80 Mastery rating for about 1000 health. Any experienced tank I know, myself included, will find that Mastery more useful. Plus, as has been pointed out with epic gems, that Mastery rating goes even higher. Putting it on your alt will allow you a belt buckle for your other characters, but that's just one gem slot compared to the 3 (hand, wrist, belt) if you just suck it up and level BS on your Tank.
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You forgot the most important aspect tough.
If you want to make some gear with BS for your other specs, then you will need orbs from the current tier. For at least a decent while, they are BoP, which mean, if you only run instances on your main and not on any alts, putting BS on an alt would be wortless, since you would not have the orbs to make the higher level gear.
Here is what i would do:
1- Get a guide on leveling BS online.
2- Take the alt you would have leveled BS on.
3- Level mining on that alt, gathering extra mats as needed per the guide.
4- Drop mining on your main.
5- Power level BS on your main using the accumulated mats and the guide.
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