Why “Best In Slot” lists are a thing of the past


“Best In Slot” lists, or “BiS” for short, are gear lists identifying the best possible combination of items for each spec. Sometimes there can be differing opinions, or different lists for different talent combinations, but the reason why they are popular is because they’re essentially a shopping list of items to get.

However, these lists are somewhat impractical outside of “thought experiments” or SimulationCraft default profile restrictions because of one thing: random item bonuses.

Thunder/War/Titan-forging

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Trinket Analysis: Mark II


Last month I did some work around generating lots of Trinket data for analysis.

The only catch is that to continue this sort of analysis it would require a lot more work to generate more trinket data, trinket pair combinations for interactions and somehow working out how to present this in an easy to read/understand format.

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Trinket Tip Tabluation


Aka “How to make big amazing graphs of trinket data for your spec just like Binks does!”

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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)