I finally achieved friendly with the new Firelands faction the other day. Thus, I was able to pick up the epic cloak from the vendor, which is currently listed as best-in-slot for me (not including T12 Heroics). Cape in tow, I ventured off to my local reforgery. I also took the opportunity to pop in my Moonwell Chalice.
(Side note: it took me a while to figure out that the small, lightwell-like thingy that popped up next to me was my newly equipped trinket "on use." Fuu kept asking about it and I kept saying "must be a quest or something." It was the trinket... duh. Pretty neat effect, if not very warlocky.)
I consulted Mr. Robot and made the necessary adjustments. I feel compelled to note that I'm still having a bit of a "hit issue" with Mr. Robot right now. Basically, he is having me over-stack hit by almost exactly one piece. I haven't had the time to really puzzle out why this is. My solution for now has been to simply ignore the reforge on my helm. I'm still showing above cap on my character sheet (14% and hovering over confirms that I have 0% chance of missing a raid boss), and I'm not wasting the extra hit form that reforge. I'm not entirely sure why Mr. Robot is having me do this, since wasting his seems sub-optimal. I'm sitting at like 14.1% and the helm would put me at around 14.5%. That's ~40 points of waste.
Now, perhaps there's a good reason for this. Maybe there's a legit bug that people have been talking about on the forums. Were I a good Warlock with extra time, I would go over and start up a conversation with Mr. Robot himself. He has been great about addressing concerns in the past. I just haven't had the time to give it proper attention. And I'm pretty sure that, minus the one oddity, the reforging is correct. I did have to double-check though. You should probably do the same, or let me know what I'm missing here.
With cloak and chalice, I ran a FL trash clear and definitely saw some improvement. It wasn't massive, as the cloak upgrade ends up being minor (what with the epic quest reward), and the chalice isn't head-and-shoulders above the Soul Casket that I replaced... but I'd say maybe a couple hundred more DPS on average. I'm running Affliction, so I'm simply popping the mastery bonus up front. Demo folks may want to bind the trinket to meta somehow, as I guess it rolls through.
In other news, you should check out Cynwise's new other blog. As opposed to the Battlefield Manual, these are his Field Notes. It's still Cynwise, only shorter (sometimes) and more personal (IHMO). He's been writing more often over there as a result, and that is a "win" in my book. If you haven't checked it out, I suggested you give it a look. Being (personally) less PvP and Wall-of-Text inclined... I'm quite enjoying it. In fact, I think I may have to go tour Lakeshire sometime soon.
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