I hope all 3 end up relatively close together. Would love to chose the spec I enjoy the most as opposed to which one sims highest.
On a side note: this should make mastery even better for SV.
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For me the buffs as SV would yield me 4904.364 dps in femaledwarf. BM is simming 6774.89 dps ahead of SV for me so a 1870.526 dps difference. SV looks like it's going to be top imo. SV gets 830.09 dps from the 4 piece and 1248.81 from the 2 piece. BM gets 2343.25 from the 2 piece and 2706.35 from the 4 piece. BM would be losing 5049.6 dps and SV would be losing 2078.9 dps. With the tier bonuses next tier being about even in comparison, but benefiting SV more ever so slightly and the meta favoring SV, SV should be top.
So with the changes BM is simming 1870.526 dps higher than SV, but will be losing 2970.7 more dps when you start to shed your tier. With the next tier bonuses and the legendary meta benefiting SV it should be top.
I can't do MM because for some reason femaledwarf isn't simulating the .4 sec reduction. I'll try to get some numbers though.
If Survival is going to be "top", does that mean that Survival will be far enough ahead of Beast Mastery and Marksmanship to put both of those specs into oblivion, so to speak? Or will people be able to still play Beast Mastery and still be competitive?
I'm not going to say much about Marksmanship right now.
The amount of fucks I give about PvE is zero. PvP marksman here I come!!
Can't wait to pvp as Marks again. Surv buff is also welcomed.
I'll play SV if I have to but wow... that boring spec throughout DS was quite enough. At least BM / MM have some more involved rotations (even if BM is just CD management, it's something).
Hmm, some pretty good changes, but with none to BM, I think SV is going to be the best spec. I don't necessarily dislike MM but I kinda hope it isn't best for single target, SV is still going to be pretty much required for top dps on multi-target fights, and while gearing for BM/SV is pretty much the same, MM requires haste over mastery. If you're switching back and forth between every fight based on if it's single target or not if MM is top dog single target, that's not going to be good news. That being said, I'm not sure those buffs to SV will put it ahead anyways but I'm sure someone else will figure that our for sure.
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So this proves we were right, and Blizzard was wrong.
How long have we been saying marks and even surv were behind?
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!!!!!!! NO MORE BM FOR PVP FUUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEAHHHH!!!
Ayy, it's me dude, the one and only.
Now we just wait for piercing shot munching to be fixed and MM will be fantastic.
Fuk yeah!!! SV baby Screw booooriing BM!!!
Doesn't look these are on the PTR yet. Looking forward to trying them out.