I don’t want to admit it, but even though I’m raiding Karazhan, I’m still using my Shadow Council Cowl of Frozen Wrath. I remember finding it at the Auction House, being sold at a fantastic buyout price of only 5g. I was only level 63 at the time, but the 4 levels spent lying around in my bank was totally worth it, as the jump in damage as soon as I dinged was spectacular! At +74 Frost damage, it’s the best damage headpiece that I can get at the moment, despite it being a level 67 green hat. But other than that, it provides no other good stat. And as a result, my Stamina and Intellect are seriously not as high as it should be at the T3-4 level.
And even though I’ve obtained some nice 70 blues such as the Incanter’s Cowl and the Evoker’s Silk Cowl, I still eschew them in favor for the spell damage. Am I really such a bad player that I’m willing to gimp out on 40-50 points worth of Stam and Intellect just for approximately 30 extra spell damage? As a DPS class, the stamina isn’t an issue, since I’m not getting hit for much anyways at the Kara level.
I’ve decided to not replace the hat until I get a very good epic drop from Kara. What I have in mind are probably Prince’s headpiece drop the Wicked Witch’s Hat from Opera. For now, it’s not like I’m dying or going OOM before the other casters do, maybe it’s just my playstyle I suppose? Please tell me I’m not the only one who wears a piece of “pet gear” to a raid for attachment, even though I know in my own mind that I could be wearing something better. Any thoughts?