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05-19-2005, 02:22 PM
hi..i was going to try to get Four flameshield augs 25 ac, for bp, both wrists, and greaves. then i started thinking about ac cap and don't know if it would
be a waste. Anyone know how that works for druids? or what it is?



05-19-2005, 09:57 PM
This is just personal opinion.
I will ALWAYS go for HP and MANA over AC.

I'm an end game raider. The mobs I get agro from when I do are bigtime beaters. A little extra mitigation makes the difference between my being dead in 2.78 seconds vs 2.34.

I'd rather have the HP to survive AEs or the Mana to Heal.

05-20-2005, 08:49 AM
AC augs are 100% worthless.

05-20-2005, 09:44 AM
Unless you are of the rare breed of pulling druids, stick to mana, hp and resists.

05-20-2005, 10:42 AM
Thanks for not a pulling druid...just a reformed sk where AC/HP is king. Having hard time getting over that mindset.



alyn cross
05-20-2005, 05:38 PM
the rare breed of pulling druid doesn't need AC, either... he or she needs only a healthy dose of insanity... after all, it drives everyone else nuts to know the group they just joined has a druid doing pulls and heals!


05-20-2005, 09:47 PM
Yeah, hp/mana will be far more valuble to you as a Druid than AC.

05-21-2005, 04:40 AM
Unless you play a druid in WoW, then AC is pwn for teh dire bear.

05-22-2005, 10:19 PM
I really like AC myself, and have noticed a big difference post 2000. I still use 2 AC augs and prefer them myself. It depends on what augs are available to you, i would take a 25ac aug over a 35hp aug, and do. If you strictly raid not going to see any difference, but when i solo i tank quite a bit, and the extra mitigation helps out bigtime. 200hp is not going to make a significant difference at all, but 200AC will. I generally use a formula around 1ac to 2hp or so. Would rep out a 25AC aug with a 70hp aug, but not for a 45.


05-23-2005, 05:13 AM
It's a long way to 2k AC for a druid...

06-15-2005, 02:50 AM
Fun thread... :)

I'm a big fan of AC. When I'm not raiding I sometimes go hunting things 2-box style with my enchanter. This usually involves tanking with my druid. I've noticed mobs have become significantly easier as my AC has gone up; mobs that used to be risky business are now fairly easy and only require a few heals throughout the fight.

I have 3 x 25ac augs from RSS and one 20ac aug from Yxtta. I'm finding it harder and harder to justify these as hp/mana on alternative augs go up (would be 90/90 atm), but so far I'm holding on to them. My max buffed AC atm, including tributes, is 2498.

06-16-2005, 12:00 AM
I know a few months back I saw parsings that concluded that the AC softcap for PoV and PoW mobs was ~1350. Now, of course vs an anguish trash mob the softcap would be much higher, but its my assumption that its about 1700 - this would be hard to parse. On the other hand, things like raw hp, avoidance (cap = 100), and shielding (cap = 35%) would be more valuable tools against lowering mob's melee dps on you than AC.

But your friend is still right, for an SK / tank AC = king, i keep 8 AC augs on my warrior, but on my druid i make 0 effort to accomidate for ac.

Question for original poster - what zones / mobs are you refering to for ac benefit? it has a lot to do with the expansion / zone / mob lvl etc..