first is: with the 4p t10 bonus, i have noticed that if my wrath/starfire crits are too close together (and since languish can be refreshed) that it doesnt always have enough time to tick, is it still worth it?
second is: do you need to spec into improved moonfire if you dont have the 2p t9?
I am gemming full arp 1264 with arp food i do really good dmg and now i can start to gem str and it is a really good stat when you are hardcaped i got a log here World of Logs - Real Time Raid Analysis
How high should one's spell power be before one starts stacking haste?
I had someone tell me today that I should regem +haste to replace some Spell Power, but I can't find a formula or ratio anywhere to figure out the best option.
I know I can use rawr, but I was hoping to learn a general rule-of-thumb.
There isn't a static rule, the values of both shift depending on how much you have of the other and what buffs are present in the raid, that's why the default answer from every one will be "Use Rawr". It takes these things into account when showing you effective stat values.
I can't believe I couldn't find anyone talking about this, but whats the rule of thumb for maximizing DPS on mass aoe? When does it become a DPS increase to start dropping seeds of Corruption on everything? 3 mobs? 4? Should you just keep dropping seeds? (as long as they are popping fast enough) or throw some other spells into rotation? (other than keeping the Glyph of life tap bonus up)
2 or more enemies = Seed of Corruption.
1 Target only = Normal rotation.
Unless the fight is going to be an exceptionally long one (greater than say CoA's 18s).
So for general trash the highest dps is to just start spamming Seed*, taking time to cast any other spell will lower your dps.
This assumes you are Affliction spec, Destruction it's Rain of fire.
I am fully gemmed as arp. For me the change over point was about 550 arp from gear with 2 piece t10 and Shadow's Edge.
The night I switched over to fully arp gemmed gear it brought me up the the 950 range and I earned the #1 dps spot on Festergut 10N on WOL against other blood dks. World of Logs - Real Time Raid Analysis
It was a fast kill, however I didn't get any TotT or my own hysteria. It probably could have been higher if I did.
Just make sure to do the sims. Everyone's exact gear will differ so you have to find your own change over point. The good thing about changing your strength gems to arp gems is its easy to model in Khalorie's sim. You just subtract 20 or 34 strength and add the same amount of armor pen in. That way you can see how it changes as you change more gems without having to actually change the gems first.
I'm tryin to get my dps up and seem to keep hittin a wall my son has a pally same spec less gear and he out dps's me can sum1 take a look at my toon and tell me where i MESSED UP toons name is Retrokell relam is arathor thanx
Jeffrey, this is not the correct thread to make such questions and even more so, those could get you an infraction. Those type of questions should be directed towards the Simple Questions thread.
Even more then that, looking at the first page of this thread and basic ret/melee mechanics could have answered that: You're way, way, over the hit cap and still enchanting for hit (on your boots);
You're using a crit gem on your weapon;
I dunno what your other trinket was, but Shard of the Crystal Ward was a really, really bad choice... even something like Mirror of Truth would be better due to the wasted hit on that;
your libram is terrible compared to the easily accessible T9 libram wich is a lot better;
and your glyphs are wrong;
Almost all of this is in the front page or could be deducted from it.
I know its a ghetto question, but can't really find any real EoD post here about it.
I got 4set t10 resto and about 1230 haste, 3.1k SP unbuffed with Illustration running, wondering if you guys would consider getting the Herkuml War Token (150ish static haste melee trinket) for CH-intense fights (eventho it will put you over the GCD cap) or rather go with the Lunar Dust? Using Sliver of Pure Ice and Illustration in any given fight, no manaproblems whatsoever. I know I could run logs for a few ICCs but I feel its not really a mathematical problem.
edit: actually, after some talks and stuff, I am now considering the Herkuml War Token and swapping out my 90% pure Haste gems for more Runed Cardinals, staying as close to 1269 as possible.