How much hit do you need for heroics?

Answered by Willian Lymon

Well, when it comes to heroics, having enough hit is definitely important. From my personal experience, I found that aiming for around 142 Hit rating is a good place to start. This will give you a 100% chance to hit a level 83 boss, which is the highest level you’ll encounter in heroics.

Now, let’s talk about why having enough hit is crucial. When you’re running heroics, you want to make sure your attacks land consistently. Missing attacks not only lowers your overall damage output, but it can also lead to aggro issues if you’re a tank. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than having a boss turn around and smack your healer because you missed a crucial taunt.

In addition to hit rating, it’s also worth considering expertise. Expertise helps reduce the chance that your attacks will be dodged or parried by the enemy. If you’re a melee DPS or tank, having around 26 expertise is a good goal to aim for. This will give you a 6.5% reduction in dodge and parry chance, which can make a big difference in your overall damage output and survivability.

Now, I want to emphasize that hit and expertise should be prioritized after reaching the defense cap and avoidance cap. Defense rating is crucial for tanks, as it helps reduce the chance of being critically hit by enemies. In order to reach the crit cap, you’ll need around 490 defense rating. This will ensure that you’re not taking any unnecessary critical hits, which can be devastating in a heroic dungeon.

As for avoidance, you’ll want to aim for around 102.4% total avoidance. This includes your dodge, parry, and miss chances. Achieving this cap will greatly minimize the chance of being hit by crushing blows, which deal increased damage and can be quite dangerous.

Having enough hit and expertise is crucial for heroics. Aim for around 142 Hit rating and 26 expertise, while also making sure you’ve reached the defense and avoidance caps. By doing so, you’ll be well-prepared to tackle the challenges of heroic dungeons and ensure a smoother and more successful run.