Elemental Talents & Rotation Complications


I’ll be cross posting this to the PTR forum for more visibility

We’re getting closer to the eventual 7.1.5 release date every day, and with the Christmas Holidays coming up there’s less and less chance that further changes will be made to the PTR. It’s with this in mind that I want to highlight a few issues for Elemental that could be resolved this patch.

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Echo and the Missing Charge


In the initial 7.1.5 PTR Echo of the Elements was changed to 3 charges.

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In the latest build it was reduced to 2 charges, which disappointed a number of people. Read more of this post

Trait Self Evaluation


Similar to the recent self evaluation spreadsheet I’ve set up for Trinkets, which helps you configure a series of SimCraft config options to run your current armory profile with various trinket changes, I’ve set one up for Traits too.

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Lamenting Low Legendary Luck


Legendary items and titanforging. These are the big RNG things behind loot acquisition in Legion, in addition to the normal “when will boss X finally drop that damn trinket” problem. This has some parallels to loot acquisition in Diablo 3 but also causes some issues. Read more of this post

A Short Rant About Stat Weights


Everyone likes their stat weights.┬áThe 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