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11.12.2012 , 07:41 AM | #25
Should you use alacrity as an arsenal merc?

Not on gear. For PVE, I do take the +4% talent in the Pyro tree though. Is it needed? No not really.

But in those situations in HM TFB, and what I know will happen in NM EC, sometimes getting those unloads and tracer missiles out just that little tiny bit faster than normal can make a big difference over a 5-10 minute fight. What most people don't understand is that every percent of damage you can squeeze out of your toon can make the difference between downing a boss and wiping at 20K hp left. You just have to keep in mind that you will generate heat more quickly, so be mindful of that problem.

Your buffed stats (all buffs and stim) should look like:
~35% Crit Rating
~75% Surge Rating
100% Accuracy (tech acc will be 110%)
After those numbers are met, stack much as you can get.

My suggestion would be to get a parser, like MOX, and do some testing with and without those talents and see how it works for you.