One trinket that will probably be overlooked but should be in the discussion is [Talisman of Resurgence]. Its +128 Intellect bonus is great now that that stat directly converts to Spellpower. If it's not 1st or 2nd BiS, it's probably close to it.
Don´t know. I really doubt it. It gives exactly the same Intellect as Reign of the Dead 245 gives, with a use that isnt that good. Really think we will still continue using Charred and DFO because haste being almost twice as better than crit. But i really think philactery proc is better than charred.
In my opinion the value of intellect is slightly higher than the scaling factor for intellect shows.
The scaling factors are calculated on a model based on the character stats, but comparing items is done on item stats.
Because of our new passive talent 'Nethermancy' there is a difference on the value of intellect in the 'character stats space' to the value of intellect in the 'item stats space'.
The scaling factor for intellect that is used for comparisments in the 'item stats space' is by the factor 1.05 higher then the scaling factor computed from simcaraft.
No, scaling factors in simcraft are calculated on the basis of item stats.
Am I the only one who Drainsoultimer stoped working for since the patch? doesnt shows ticks nor sound when ticking.
also my Quartz ticks are not accurate for the real time ticks of drain soul.
I just cant proper execute like that anymore.
Open the file "DrainSoulTimer.xml" and replace the word "this" with "self". That probably should do it.
I guess I'll update the addon in the next few days.
Soul Swap is great, and I think is almost always going to want to be a part of you gylph rotations. Any fight where you ever switch targets, you can manipulate it to great effect. Heck, you can even use it on Sindy, to put back all 3 of your DoTs on her as she comes down in one GCD. Also very useful in Prof, and I'd imagine HLK (haven't tried it yet on LK, but will be on sunday)
Soul Swap is indeed great, but it should be mentioned that tanks are going to hate you for putting all dots in one gcd on a newly arrived add :-) (died every time I used Soul Swap on the adds in Deathwisper HC, although our tanks usually do their job quite well)
Jinx seems to be a nice utility talent, but it has a mayor flaw (I think it's a bug): When you use CoE on a target, you cannot use another curse on another target in 20/40yards (depending on Your points spent) range. Jinx overwrites every other curse instantly with CoE as long as CoE is up on the main target.
Since Drain Life seems a viable filler, you would use Shadow Bolt only once each 30 seconds to apply the Improved Shadow Bolt effect.
In this case, maybe you'd prefer a slower shadow bolt (2/3 Bane) that applies the buff with a 100% rate (3/3 S&F).
Concerning the usage of Soulburn for Affliction, wouldn't Soulburn + Drain Life be a slight dps increase for burst damage phases? Probably using it during Bloodlust/Heroism would be overkill, but what about the "normal" phases?