Previously, what made EMfH and WotF such strong racial abilities is that in many cases you could simply replace the Medallion with a PvE trinket and you would have more damage as well as getting to retain some form of crowd control removal. With the change in 5.4 resulting in changes to PvP trinkets and item level caps, these racial bonuses are not as strong as they were in the past.
- PvE gear in instanced PvP has an item level cap, PvP gear has no item level cap.
- You get additional resilience from equipping a Medallion with another PvP trinket.
To take a quick theory-crafting quote from [url="http://pvp-live.com/5-4-pvp-stats-guide/"]this blog[/url] created by Eldacar:Eldacar:For those of you contemplating using a PVE trinket or two here are some facts to help you make your decision. The 2600 Resilience offered by the PVP trinket set bonus provides roughly 2.31% additional damage reduction from baseline, which is about 8.25% effective damage reduction after factoring in the value scaling. Furthermore the set bonus will always increase your effective health by 32.11% relative to displayed health, so if you are currently at baseline you would go from 357% EH to 389% EH.
In what situations do you feel that it's more beneficial to be using an additional damage trinket over the Medallion paired with another PvP trinket to benefit from the Human and Undead racials?
Doesn't change the fact that it is still an advantage because of it's ability to double as a PVP trinket.
Theoretically a human could still choose to use two pvp damage trinkets, which would situationally be more powerful.
Or, maybe they'd even equip a PVE tanking trinket. I seem to recall a lot of clothies running around with Essence of Gossamer and Corroded Skeleton Key during wotlk