Deathbringer’s Will Madness!

Christmas came a little early to me this year as I picked up our guilds first Deathbringer’s Will. Not only is it completely sick dps wise it’s also amazingly fun as a feral druid!

Deathbringer’s Will
Binds when picked up
Requires Level 80
Item Level 264
Equip: Increases your armor penetration rating by 155 (11.07% @ L80).
Equip: Your attacks have a chance to awaken the powers of the races of Northrend, temporarily transforming you and increasing your combat capabilities for 30 sec.

First off, it’s amazing in that it has 155 passive armor penetration which is almost double Banner of Victory. As kitties push towards a hard cap on arp (1399) this trinket is definitely a must. Secondly it has a ridiculous proc that is randomized and is different for each and every class. For feral druids, we’ve lucked out and gotten three procs that are all useful and good whereas some classes have gotten some not so optimal procs. The three that we’ve received are:

  1. Agility of the Vrykul – Granted 600 agility by the form of the Vrykul.
  2. Strength of the Taunka – Granted 600 strength by the form of the Taunka.
  3. Precision of the Iron Dwarves – Granted 600 armor penetration rating by the form of the Iron Dwarves.

Taunka Transformation - 600 Str

Iron Dwarf Transformation - 600 ArP

Vrykul Transformation - 600 Agil

Now that you’ve seen the sexy transformations, lets talk about the nitty gritty that you’ve probably been wondering about

  • Procs last for 30s
  • ICD of the trinket is 90s before it can potentially proc again.
  • The Normal and Heroic versions are Unique-Equipped, aka you cannot stack Deathbringer’s Will x 2
  • Transformations will persist all shapeshifting forms
  • You can shift into different forms (cat -> bear, bear -> cheetah) and still keep your transformation
  • You can shift into flight form and fly in your transformation
  • Feral Charge works with transformation
  • Your weapon will show in all forms
  • You cannot mount while you are transformed 😦

Flying Taunka!

258 Death's Verdict is all I want for Christmas!

Happy Holidays to everyone, make sure to take time away from wow and spend it with family and friends!


9 Responses to “Deathbringer’s Will Madness!”

  1. 1 Anonymous December 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    You can mount with the strength proc, I didn’t now I could fly though 🙂

    • 2 Vallen January 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

      Nice catch!

      you’re right, you can definitely mount as a Taunka but not as a Vrykul or a Iron Dorf, wonder if they will fix it so that you can mount (sexytime?)

  2. 3 Anonymous December 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Doesnt the ArPen proc become absolutely TERRIBLE when you reach the hardcap? It will be quite difficult to reach the hardcap without the trinket but when you are there one of the procs loses all of it’s value.

    In addition, wont the agi proc become less desirable if cats reach the white crit cap in heroic gear?

    • 4 Vallen January 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm

      By definition a cap means you no longer gain benefits from it so yes it would be terrible once you pass the cap (1399) whether it be hard (passive arp) or soft (trinket proc).

      In regards to the agility proc and potentially hitting the white cap, Kalon wrote an awesome post about kitty caps in 3.3 which can be found here. Essentially the post outlines that the white cap is at around 76% crit which should be easy enough to hit with a trinket proc. More than likely we’ll still be pushing to hard cap ARP and then pushing agility afterwards.

  3. 5 Kir January 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I’m reasonably sure the Will has an ICD of 1:45, as my DK has one and some short testing showed no proc under 1:45 and no proc taking longer than ~1:50.

    • 6 Vallen January 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      I’m definitely reading that as well but from my tests it definitely seemed to proc earlier but perhaps I was just tired since it was pretty late when I was mucking around with it.

  4. 7 Litte January 7, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Death’s Choice is Unique Equipped and you can rock both the Normal and heroic at the same time

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