Cowl of Defiance -> Netherblade with +16 AP red and +24 AP meta
- 4 AP
- .125% hit
+ 9 stam
- 1.3% dodge :P
Nice upgrade plus you get minor run speed, expensive gems tho!
will get nerfd on next patch to
Binds when picked up Head Leather
Equip: Improves hit rating by 10.
Equip: Increases attack power by 70.
This item sucks donkeyballs. A waste of DKP, go get the blues instead.
Blizz dissapoints the rogues yet again.
At least the set bonuses seem pretty good...
May i ask where have you read about the change of the stats, cause i cannot seem to find they are already inflicted anywhere, or if they will be implemented on next patch.
This helmet now is nice only for the set bonus, especially for a combat buid using slice and dice almost permanently and for the combo point generation.
anyone knows if the effect stack with ruthlessness?
with some nice gem, this helmet can still be marginally superior to the cowl of defiance with meta gem +24 ap and orange gem +4 hit +4 agi
New stats for 2.1
+37 AC, +5agi, +6sta, +4hit, +8 AP
Dropped for me, here is what i did and recommend to do.
- Grind urself about 9k honor points and put the 20AP gem in it.
- Get Cen Exp Enchant : 34AP and 16 hit rating (90g)
- Get the 12Agi and 3% incr crit dmg GEM (about 100g)
tot : 176AP
44agi (about 1,3 crit %)
= pwng head for PVE, for PVP I would not use it (altough nice stam)
Cant see why they chose that specific picture of the item
the netherstorm helm pic looks more like the Netherblade Facemask :P
have a look:
Here is how I would gem that helm.
4 hit/ 4 agi gem, Thundering Skyfire Diamond.
CE enchant obviously.
With sockets, this helm is easily superior to the cowl of defiance or malefic mask of the shadows.
Time to turn the helm option off...
This isnt Tier 5... this Is Tier 4 if anything..
Tier 5 is Deathmantle Gear.
ooh looks like tier to me.
and btw, 1st post
High AP/hit/crit/stam. Must be PvP gear.
This Set Is soo Sexxy Can't wait to get it on my rogue
there are 5 sets... belt, bracer and the boots are missing where do we get it?
Tier 4 PvE piece for rogues, the piece needed to acquire this helm drops of Prince in Kara.
thats all of tier 5 so far
Doesnt look all that good to me :S
at least not for tier 5 ;)
Tier 4 Armor Sets -
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Rogue tier5? :D
the first one is amazing.
whoever said the set bonus is horrible, either u only pvp, or u dont really have any idea wot SnD does.
finally some good set bonuses from sword rogues, maybe fist as well.
somebody brought up above so i'll mention thatcowl of defiance is better on a piece vs. piece basis. however if this makes your set bonus, go with this.
It seems to me that people always disregard the socket potential of peices when comparing them to othher dungeon drops.
By the time you get one of the Atk pwr and run speed gems from the spirit shard vendor and a atk pwr living ruby in them this helm would blow the cowl of defiance out of the water.
+hit is far from crap - remember that if you miss you have 0% crit anyways on that blow. The S'n'D bonus is also pretty sweet, any raiding rogue who doesn't use it needs their head examining.
Don't forget about the buffs to T4 as well coming with the next patch.
Netherblade Facemask is imba. Nice stats and looks amazing. Great headpiece.
+28 Agility (What the class is build on, agility right? :))
+39 Stamina (Yup, you got some Stamina, gogo some extra HP won't hurt!)
Meta Socket (This is totally free of choice, try out some great ones, like Thundering Skyfire or the one from Spirit Shards.)
Red Socket (Put in your great Attack Power / Agility socket right here!)
Socket Bonus: +4 Agility (This is handy, gogo for red socket.)
Durability 70 / 70 (...)
Classes: Rogue (Yea, hope all know that.)
Requires Level 70 ("pliax wtb on my twink.")
Equip: Improves hit rating by 14 (0.9%). (Yup! It's hit rating! The stat that kicks out Crit! BB! Hit Rating is actually more important than Crit Rating and I hope most of you guys know, or else, gogo delete character.)
Equip: Increases attack power by 78. (:O Thats a lot of attack power! Attack Power is great for PvE! Hemorrhage or Sinister Strike spam, its your call.)
The way I see it:
Netherblade is an part of the Tier-series, which in this case is named Tier 4. Its built for PvE or else it wouldnt drop of Prince M. in Karazhan. It also got Hit Rating which is the best stat for PvE, /w Attack Power, It got a fairly amount of Agility which is a bit split on the parts named: Armor/Crit/AP. They have also added on a slightly fair amount of Stamina aswell.
heh the point is if your pve rogue decent set. but still tier 5 and tier 6 are out there ^^.
I'd only take this over Cowl of Defiance if I got the gloves from Curator, for the set bonus.
The engineering helm (Deathblow X11 Goggles) is better for PvE.
Agility:Netherblade 32(28+4 socket bonus) Deathblow 52 (48+4 socket bonus)
Stamina:Netherblade 39 Deathblow 28 but stamina is a PvP oriented stat after some point.If a rogue has 8k hp,he should try to keep it there and he is good to go to.
Hit rating:Netherblade 14 Deathblow 11
Attack power:Netherblade 110(78+32 from agi) Deathblow 128(76+52)
Both have a meta socket.Netherblade has a red socket and Deathblow a blue one.Assuming you want the socket bonuses a red gem is better for PvE but you can make up for the lost stamina.
In summary you lose 3 hit rating (yes it is better than crit) but you gain 18 ap and around 0.5 crit which is worth it imo.Also Deathblow can be used as a scope and has stealth detection.Only reason to get helm would be for the set bonus which is great(+3sec to slice and dice) for mobs and useful for bosses but if you can acquire the bonus from other parts of the set then reroll engi and make this :)
Pretty ugly as far as head peices go.
Would you prefer this helm of the death blow googles from engineering?
Hirohubris (poster above a couple)
You said that as a combat rogue (and based on your stats I'm guessing that you're Swords) you're stacking hit to about 200... as a goal?
Of all rogue specs, combat swords more than any other build relies on white damage (all builds do, but Combat Swords in particular).
You should be aiming for +300 hit rating. Get glinting noble topaz in all your red and yellow sockets and even your blue sockets if you don't need the socket bonus.
You should not have a problem pulling in 250 hit rating. Drop some of your AP and pick up some hit (think of a 2AP for 1 Hit tradeoff, or a 16 ap gem for a 4hit/4agi gem as a fair trade).
Just some friendly advice to help your long term DPS.
1550 AP, ~200 hit, 30% crit
i have gloves and will use these instead of goggles becuase of the nice set bonus :-]
I was really disapointed about this helm.
I am a rogue and an engineer, I have
Deathblow X11 Goggles
and it is much better.
We are planning to finish prince tonigh and if it drops I wont even roll for it, just gonna pass.
Only upgrade for me is gonna be T5 helm now
the SnD bonus is rly good, i start with 2 shivs, SnD, SS and then feint, SS --> 5 combo points and bam evi or rupture depending on situation. currently im making 1250-1500 SS crits. i use merciless maces atm
Got it the 28-th of October 22.26 russia time put in a meta gem with 24 ap and run speed and +16 ap = 40ap on a helm W000T
well considering that the main rogue attacks are ap based the higher the ap the better... i have 1729ap with a crit chance of 29.97% and i'd really love to add this to my gear for the set bonus... if any rogue currently use the helm from the SMV quest chain then this is a nice upgrade for you... cowl of defiance...... well lets just say no... socket this right and u got a helm with +100 ap and thats quite a bit and thats not counting the helm glyph u put on it, so ya its 1 more hit rating but hey everything about it increases from the smv helm and imop is one of the best upgrades u can get... im a combat specced rogue specced for backstab so ya i'd definately get this
Deathblow X11 Goggles look like !@#$ on Nelf rogues tho...netherblade looks pretty cool on them though
Man this $%^&* never drops the champion helm. Its ALWAYS defender token that drops.
I quess i was lucky, yesterday i got the gloves off curator and today prince dropped this :P replaced the stealthers helmet of second sight..
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