25 spell haste rating = cast time reduction of 1.59% at L70, patch 2.3
It appears as if this particular drop has been fixed and is now dropping properly from the first timed chest in Zul'Aman.
From a fire mage's perspective:
Shroud of the Highbourne
Cloak of the Illidari Council
Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders
Yes, a healing cloak happens to be the best dps cloak in the game, however that is in theory and it's by an extremely low margin
This is an excellent cloak - a nice upgrade from Karazhan or Gruul's Lair, and isn't replaced until the Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders from Kael'thas.
This cloak is way better than the cloak from Kael'thas. 25 spell haste is hm... around 1.60% or something and 1.60% less casting time is much better than just getting a bit more dmg.
After getting hitcapped, this should be the main priority: Spell haste, spell dmg, spell crit. The reason why crit shouldn't be a priority is that it's much better to have a high sustained dmg from hits, than relying on crits to do much damage.
Now one of the best capes in the game for any caster, the only better ones I can find are the Illidari Council cloak and, ironically, the healing/haste cloak off Illidan himself. It remains to be seen whether there are upgrades to these in Sunwell, but the stats on the 3 capes above are all very close to equal. While the stats on Illidari Council appear a lot higher the crit is not as valuable simply because it doesn't scale as well point for point as haste.
Would you stop telling people what's good and what's not worth it??
As drayke said, the choice depends VERY much on the class and spec. Spriests get 1-1 ratio at 1.4spelldmg, el shammies prioritize crit up till 50% (or 60%?) and dont need jack of spellhit while fire mages will go after spellhit before anything else.
If you really want to shower us with advice, write for what class&spec you're writing it. We can only guess from comments above what people are playing.
For moonkins, this is second best cloak in the game.
Ran ZA dozens of times for this, and finally got it. Definitely nice for warlocks. Sidegrade or small upgrade to Nethervoid if you are easily hit capped elsewhere, and if your other gear is t6/sunwell quality. Too bad its so rare... you have to hope it decides to drop a cloak, *then* have to hope it drops *this* cloak, *then* win the roll :D
Timed loot from 1st boss in ZA.
This cape is absolutely teh sex for hit capped balance druids and fire mages. Dropped for me from the timed chest on the Bear boss.
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