Investigating Stat Targets & Minimums

One of the things I regularly see in Discord spec channels is “I have X% Crit, Y% Haste, Z% Mastery, what am I doing wrong?”, usually followed by something like “You should drop some Crit to get A% Haste”. Questions & responses like these appear to be carried over from prior expansions, but are not really applicable anymore due to a number of mechanic changes.

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Elemental Makeover Musing

One of the things that has been on my mind lately has been “How would I redesign Elemental in a fair & balanced way that would make me seriously consider switching back?”. Thus, this post.

The idea is to give more control over the rotation, clean up some of the complicated but ultimately meaningless choices and make Mastery more important. Read more of this post

A Short Rant About Stat Weights

Everyone likes their stat weights. The problem is that the way stat weights are used doesn’t actually match up with how they’re generated.

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The Game of Stat Values: Elemental Edition

Taking another look at Elemental stats, in particular how each one affects damage output. Please note that all of the work I’ve put in on this is using the T19P SimCraft profile, which has 10303 Crit (31.44%), 5068 Haste (30.09%), 1578 Mastery (25.02%) and 0 Versatility (0%).

The table of analysis & results can be found here, which compares the base profile to subsequent sims where I add 1000 of each stat in turn to see how it affects damage.

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List of Non-Optimal Things for Elemental

This is part FAQ, part personal note on “things for which optimization has been attempted and found lacking”. Read more of this post

Elemental Spreadsheets

This is going to be a collection post of Elemental spreadsheets I’ve put together, in order to have a single “go here” post for Discord. Please note if the Wowhead guide recommends something different, use that instead.

LavaCalcs (Probably needs further updates, etc)
Stat Ratios – 875 (Generated using BloodyStats)
Stat Weights Analysis (Note: not final or 100% accurate yet)

Legion Weak Auras – Fire Mage

fire weak auras preview

Download: here

Shows Heating Up/Hot Streak as auras (with an outer timer ring).
Fire Blast charges (fire orbs) and timer (progress bar).

More description stuff coming soon. Note that the secondary bar will condense down to show either available or cooldown icons, not both at the same time