Today I had an interesting conversation with a former guildy. He asked me “Why do you have so much +hit gear?”
It took me rather aback, because I don’t think I have so much +hit gear.
I realize that both those pieces are itemized for caster DPS, not healers. I realize that healers rarely use the types of spells that are affected by +hit, and therefore stacking it is wasteful.
I’m not stacking it. I’ve had rubbish luck with drops for a very long time. I’ve been running TOC10 and 25 for caster shields for a very long time. I’ve never seen one drop. Ever. I finally took the Baton out of sheer desperation that I’d be using a shield from a heroic forever. Seriously, what’s with there being no accessible caster shields in ICC10? I hate that Blizzard tries to cram 25s down my throat all the time. Do they expect me to be healing Sindragosa10 with my heroic shield? No, they expect me to pug Marrowgar25. Grr.
Weapons are just as bad. The last dedicated healer weapon I had was Mariel’s Sorrow. I’m going to stop and let that sink in for a minute….
After that I picked up Seethe (also a DPS weapon, but fairly commonly used by holy pallies for lack of a better healer weapon).
I would gladly pick up a more appropriate healer weapon. I see them drop all the time… oh wait… those are daggers. *facepalms*
“Why,” asks my former guildy, “haven’t you bought a hilt?”
I really don’t think so.
Although, I’d take Lockjaw if it dropped. And I am, of course, continuing to get saved to TOC PuGs that can’t kill the boss that drops the shield on a weekly basis. Yay me.
Quick reader poll: Worth spending money on/farming a very marginal upgrade so less people can criticize me? Or is my former guildy being an elitist snot?