Greatfather Winter is so generous!
He wants you to stay alive long enough to enjoy (and spend your coins during) another Winter Veil.
The 2 min cooldown on the effect seems to be to long. Might just be a typo or something though. I'd take
over this one. It has a 30sec CD instead of a massive 120sec CD.
Corroded Skeleton Key
creates a shield that is only 1000 damage less than this one, and it wasn't great for WotLK.
This trinket has been buffed.
Melee attacks which reduce you below 35% health cause you to gain a protective shield which absorbs 17095 damage for 30 sec. Cannot occur more than once every 1 min.
It very much needed this buff to make it a legitimate consideration for the trinket slot.
Though for us tanks the best trinket choices have rarely had to do with higher ilvl always being better.
Reminds me of
, since both are from arachnid bosses, made from spider silk, and offer a shield.
Am I only one who thinks this could have a lot of potential in PvP, for a healer maybe? Getting automatic 17k shield when you drop down with such a low cooldown sounds pretty damn powerful to me.
actualy the proc is damn nice now. the essence of procs triggering at low health is that you need something that can keep you alive that 1-2 secs healers needs to get you up in health again. a dodge bonus is ofcause always nice, and would server just as well at any other time, but it has a very limitet chance of actualy preventing that last 50k hit finishing you off. a set 17k abosrb is, just for this situation ideal because you know it will work exacly when you need it.
hands-down the best tank trinket for paladin/warrior. I'm not familiar enough with bear/DK to make that call
BiS for Feral Bears pre-Heroic Firelands.
The visual on the proc just looks like Power Word: Shield, for those who care.
Blizz mother of God please change the mechanics of this trinket and make it "Any damage which reduce you below 35% health" to proc the trinket and not only melee because that suxs
Trinket proc is basically useless. In a recent Firelands run where we cleared everything except Ragnaros with me as main tank, it proc'd precisely once on any boss kill. We solo tank'd Baleroc and it never proc'd. It has the problem that it only procs off melee attacks that drop you below 35%. And near as I can tell, that attack has to take you below 35% -- if you are attacked when you are already below 35% it does not proc. Otherwise it'd have proc'd more than once on Alysrazor.
If it proc'd off any damage taken, it would be worth it. But proc'ing off only melee swings makes it nearly useless.
I've basically concluded that you should only use the trinket if the mastery bonus is worth it over other trinkets. For me as a feral druid, I'm going back to my 359 trinket as it is far more useful than this.
Bears actually stack agility
(as per the math done by Fasc and Reesi)
. They like it when mastery comes on their gear, since crit, haste, hit, and expertise don't offer them as much by way of survivability, but they don't focus on it in the same way that warriors and paladins (and some DKs) do.
Here's the TL;DR version from Fasc:
Agility simply outperforms all other stats in terms of mitigating damage and surviving at all levels of play because consideration for other factors (threat/EH) are covered by default by simply wearing appropriate gear and hitting our buttons. However, the overall benefit of stacking say Crit Rating vs Expertise Rating vs Mastery Rating is so small in comparison, that fudging the stats to your liking won't cause any significant adverse effects. This is why stacking other stats CAN work, but is not ideal mathematically, theoretically, or experimentally.
EDIT: Added quotes and links to the relevant info. Please, read up on this before downrating this comment.
Please I dont see how this trinket can be BIS as patch 4.2 when the rep dps trinket Essence of the Eternal Flame gives you the same amount of mastery, and almost a 2% parry chance every minute on use for 10 seconds...
Some boss in FL i really see a better advantage of this trinket like baleroc and alysrazor... where a decimation blade parry is priceless and your dps gain on the hatching's birds on alysrazor...
the only downside of this is that shares a cd of 15 sec if used first, but i still prefer it over 17k which is not even 10% of our health this days...
17k it's nothing every minute and actually not every minute, only when you drop below 35% which sometimes it's not used always.
使你生命值降低到35%以下的近战攻击会使你获得一层护盾，在30 sec内吸收2297点伤害。每1分钟最多触发1次。（1分钟 冷却）
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