One of the things I've started doing recently is averaging the results from multiple different fight styles to get an overall picture of which talents are best & the stat weights. I also figured I could apply this to Raid DPS reports as well.
It's important to note a couple of things here. Some profiles may not be completely optimised for movement, and it was run with the
This entry will be my collection of random tips & tricks for using SimulationCraft. I'll update this as I find/use more things on a regular basis.
Optimal Raid gives all relevant buffs/debuffs (Haste, Mastery, etc).
The HTML setting allows you to specify the name of the html report.
Calculate Scale Factors is a switch to generate all possible stat weights, which will be
In lieu of an actual guide update (because thereís still a lot of late tier stuff to work out) hereís a quick & nasty primer that will get you through the first few weeks.
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There have been a number of "when will X be available?" questions lately. My answer is "when it's ready". A lot of things require testing, examination and thought before actually publishing, and most of what remains is the hard part (stat weights, gear sets,
In 5.2 there will be two additional sources of haste for Elemental Shaman: the Sinister Primal Diamond and the modified talent Elemental Mastery with a 90 second cooldown. EM isnít new, but with the reduced cooldown itís possibly going to be a tough call between it and Echo of the Elements.
The problem is that Elemental has had some real issues scaling with bonus haste, which has been evident on fights like Alysrazor, Madness and Sinestra.
So whatís the deal?
We donít have an updated version of SimulationCraft built yet for the latest round of 5.2 changes, and in the case of Arcane the default rotation will need an overhaul. This doesnít mean we canít look at how things are in 5.1 and make some inferences in how we could expect the eventual numbers pass in 5.2 to go, based on current 5.1 stat weights.
The methodology for collecting the data was to run two caster only raid profiles through SimulationCraft, generating