I can't quite understand the simcraft so this may be a stupid question. When you adjusted the haste rating return for melee haste did you leave the casting haste % per point the same. The gcd for exo and cons would still be governed by the old haste conversion.
The change I made was to overload the init_rating() method for Paladins:
1) With 2pc T10 + 2pc T9 then the differences between the "SimulationCraft" BiS set and the "Rawr" BiS set (albeit with 2* Death's Choice) is basically negligible.
2) If only auto-attack swings can proc it then the DPS gain (compared to the SimulationCraft set) is 348 DPS by losing 4pc T9 and gaining 2pc T10 (just going off the worth of the set bonuses obviously).
3) If auto-attack swings, crusader strike and divine storm can all proc it then the DPS difference is 476 DPS.
Assuming only auto-attacks can proc it then the average time between procs is 5.76 seconds (this is of course assuming there's no ICD). If CS and DS can proc it then the average time between procs is 3.02 seconds.
Naturally, it's possible that there might be further DPS gains if the priority list was changed around to suit the set bonus more, but these numbers are using the default SimulationCraft action list.
Using the files Althor provided I attempted to investigate the haste maxima we're observing in this gear set. The gear set has 476 haste rating, or 46.93% melee haste % when raid buffed. I proceded to add and subtract haste to the gear set in increments of 10 without taking away other stats.
Of course adding haste rating without taking away any other stats is going to result in a DPS increase. This occured predictably at 486 (+10), 496 (+20), and 506 (+30) haste rating. It appears that 506 (+30) haste rating is near some sort of local maxima. At 516 (+40) haste rating I observed a moderate drop of twenty nine DPS from 506 haste rating.
This increase in haste between 516 > 526 was correlated to a drop from 66 Crusader Strikes to 65 Crusader Strikes. Another major change in the number of Crusader Strikes occurs around 440 haste rating where the number increases sharply from 58 to 66; this region is also correlated with a sharp increase in the DPS per additional haste.
Red squares: number of crusader strikes per 300 seconds
Blue line: DPS
OP lists HoW>Judgement>CS>DS>Cons>Exo rotation for the BiS sets, has this changed to Judgement>CS>DS>Cons>HoW>Exo?
Even using Rawr's BiS list with Rawr 2.2.23 (the Blood Elf BiS list with all items available and using DMC: Greatness) then it shows Judgement>CS>DS>Cons>HoW>Exo doing more DPS than HoW>Judgement>CS>DS>Cons>Exo.
Using my spreadsheet I have found the effective CD on DS to be 2.98 seconds with a .1 sec latency and assuming AA, Judge, CS, DS proc the reset. The highest dps rotation was Judge, DS, CS, <whatever> because <whatever> didn't get cast. This all assuming t10 2p obviously.
The dps difference of t10 2p was higher than any other set bonus, second was t10 4p and third was t9 2p.
Considering that the BiS set even includes leather, wich mind you has many BiS itens for druids and rogues and the purpose of this thread and specifically the all itens BiS build up is to achieve the highest possible setup for dps, I don't see a "not fair" reason being valid.
Running Rawr thro many different Permutations I see double Death's Verdict coming out ahead of Greatnes/Death's. Am I way off base there? I know Rawr is situational to your gear but straight AP trinks shouldn't follo suite...............................or do they
Thanks for your help.
Death's Verdict (245 and 258 versions) has static AP AND a str/agi proc similar to Greatness (higher in both cases). This is why Dual Death's Verdict is ahead.