I'd be interested to know as to which simulation tool you used and with which gear set to get the result that mastery was "beating haste hands down". Using simc with gear varying from T11hc to T12 BiS and prioritizing mastery over haste both in terms of reforging and itemization, haste always comes out with a highest stat weight; indeed, the highest output possible listed on the simc website (Simulationcraft Results) is prioritizing haste, with swapping haste for mastery always being a DPS loss.
If a tool that is considered one of the most accurate forms of simulation is suggesting haste is better at a gear level vaguely relevant to current raiding, wouldn't it perhaps be worth mentioning it? Indeed - a quick check on female dwarf lists haste as being better in BiS. What gives?
The incoming fire nerf is something like 4% overall damage, I'm not sure why people are panicking and freaking out thinking they now need to go back arcane in order to minmax.
It's not like you will be put in a "go arcane or get sat" situation in a 1/8 heroic guild this far into the tier. Every heroic fight other than ultraxion and spine favors fire on 25-man, and the utility of cauterize favors fire for ultraxion too. Blackhorn is doable as arcane only if your strat has you specifically tunneling drakes and never having to move. Those simcraft numbers that had arcane not far behind fire were for "patchwerk, no movement", which is approximately zero fights this tier.
The movement on morchok is minimal.
Yorsahj is better thanks to black phases regardless
The movement on Zonozz is minimal aswell.
Hagara is the most movement intense fight, yet arcane is arguably already stronger in 10m due to the burnphases and limited amount of tombs. Timing combust in a burnphase barely ever happens.
Ultraxion, cauterize is huge but not neciszrry. And when the dps is higher as arcane i dont see why you'd stick to fire just for cauterize.
Blackhorn is a matter of strategy. The movement isnt that big either.
Spine is already being ran as perma arcane.
Most of the movement in madness is done when there is no dmg done. Alot of people are already running this as arcane aswell actually.
And it's not just about the raw numbers of the spec itself. Arcane tactics for the raid is also pretty big (i dno if you raid w an arc standard in 25, but atleast in 10m you dont).
Nor is it about the "go arcane or get benched" like you state. People who browse these boards do so to maximize their raiding performance. Why would we play a suboptimal spec then, when this entire board is about maximizing your performance.
Patch 4.3.2 is changing Black Arrow to tick every 2 seconds for a 20 second duration, keeping the same amount of damage done. Looks like they're trying to kill Explosive Trap on single target, although it will still be a focus savings.
No offense but you haven't done a single DS heroic boss on your mage, so I really don't think you have any qualification to state that there is "no movement intense fight in DS".
Every single one of the fights you specified is vastly different on heroic, requiring much more movement, multiple targets (heroic zon'ozz has many adds scattered across the room) or specific raid composition strategy for soaking mechanics (heroic ultraxion puts a debuff on you when you soak hour of twilight preventing you from soaking it again for 2 minutes).
If you were playing fire in your 10-man and nobody was providing the 3% buff, and you were only playing fire for the damage, then playing arcane may now be a better choice, but the most optimal choice remains getting a ret paladin.
If you're in a 25-man raid there is still absolutely no reason to switch to arcane as you will still do more DPS as fire on almost every fight.
I'd recommend not using Rawr since it isn't particularly good for DKs right now. SimC on the other hand appears to be fairly accurate. I'm guessing the issue here is that Rawr overvalues the 4pc.
Don't mean to be a pest by asking this but would you mind running it with SimC so I can see the numbers you get? to see how off it is and maybe try and see if i can change some settings in rawr to fix it - really like it's UI.
Probably a stupid question, but I'm trying to use these macros (4.3 Arms PvE Guide - Forums - World of Warcraft) for stance dancing into certain abilities, but have to mash the macro twice in order get it to work. I'm guessing it's because WoW checks the stance requirement for the second ability before the stance switch goes off. Is there any way to work around this, possibly through some sort of microscopic delay, so I only have to click the macro once?
Hello, Dear Death Knights!
Recently I've switched from Frost to Unholy and I have a few questions if you don't mind.
a) How should I maximize my Runic Corruption so it doesn't drop off as often?
b) I sometimes get one Death and one Frost Rune due to Rune Tap which seems to screw up my rotation, should I avoid this or is it normal? If it's normal, what ability should I use with Death and Frost Runes up?
c) Should I cap RP or Should I always have it near to cap? 90-100/110?
Dear Whitefyst, or any who does feel he's able to answer this. I'm having several questions, most of them regarding interaction with weapon procs.
Is it worthwhile to stack a Hungerer with an Arrow of Time (From the end time heroic?). FemaleDwarf says yes, it is, but i'm asking your opinion.
How do we interact with Kiril, Fury of Beasts? Is it, for instance, worthwile to act as if the proc is a dynamic haste effect, and take advantage of hardcasted aimed shots (If, at least, at lower than 2s cast time?)
If we have both kiril, fury of beasts, and Vishanka, Jaws of the Eart - do the two procs together give us a benefit equal to, for instance, the Gurthulak-something weapon for str-melee?
How would you say our stat priority is? Some are quite stubborn about crit + haste, and others just go for higher ilvl as long as it has crit on it.
Since hunters of all levels read this guide, could you give some comparison numbers? For instance, Dungeon-gear BiS dps, normal-DS biS dps, and heroic-DS BiS dps? It gives you far more of a meaning to 'Am i following this guide correctly, or am i still missing something'?
Some of these questions may seem quite dumb. However, other websites, such as [www.noxxic.com], seem far to simplistic to be considered useful as soon as you've gotten some feeling for the class. Others come from discussions on the wow-europe hunter forums, and yet others come from the fact that i seldom meet other hunters, or at least other hunters that are up to date past T11-normal.