And half the posters are saying Shin'ka and the other half Starshatter... getting confused!
You're not getting a clear answer because there isn't a clear answer. Your results are barely 1% apart. A human's expertise bonus, with a different set of gear, might create a 1% gap the other way. Neither is a clear winner in all cases.
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And fyi upgraded axe(normal) with extra prismatic gem is better than hc sword
There are very few answers on whether the prismatic gem pushes it over, most of the other posts are over a month old.
Originally Posted by Pawelek
Not really - starshatter HC is still better than primsatic Shinka.
No it's not.
257 wpds vs 320 haste and 429 streg
1400.54 dps vs 1888.88 dps for me using my stat weights.
this is of course ignoring secondaries because you could make an argument that you make use of all the expertise or none of it. And I'm entirely too lazy to compare beyond that. I know I've reforged out of expertise in all slots. So to me crit + mastery >
Here's some napkin math I did a while back.
with these weights
Now these are pretty subjective. They don't take much into account other than raw stats. I don't know about others, but I'm a little over expertise cap with most of it being reforged away from. So the sword has a lot of wasted stats for me. Not to mention the 1% expertise I get from being human with a sword. A lot of times there is no clear answer for these questions, because it depends a lot on your personal gearing. With the new prismatic socket, I'd wager the axe is better, for me at least.
There is no set point a human could express where Shin'ka overtakes Starshatter, or vice versa. Use SimC and find out which one works best for your setup since it will be different depending on gear, race, etc.
Originally Posted by Everything Nice
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