New Upgrade: The Turning Tide
I haven’t done one of these posts in awhile since there wasn’t any gear worth mentioning, but this one deserves one. The current best in slot weapon for Mages (and a few other casters) is in my possession. Plus it looks pretty damn cool too!
[The Turning Tide] drops off of Kel’Thuzad, the final boss in Naxxramas, and it only drops in the Heroic 25 Man version.
What I replaced was my [Staff of Restraint], and as you can see, the Turning Tide by itself is already a big upgrade. An increase of 59 Spell Power and 48 Haste Rating, for the cost of 31 Critical Strike Rating. That’s not even adding in an Off-Hand yet.
My choice of Off-Hand is the [Surplus Limb] which dropped off of Patchwerk for me, but also has a chance to drop off of Gluth.
This Main-Hand/Off-Hand combo together gives me a total of: 585 Spell Power, 37 Critical Strike Rating, 89 Haste Rating, and 32 Hit Rating. Slap on the Might Spellpower enchant for an additional 63 Spell Power.
Much like last expansion’s [Nathrezim Mindblade], I don’t see me replacing this Main-Hand for quite some time.