Looking at the numbers I'm going to play SV and MM in 25 man raiding. The numbers look close enough that it shouldn't matter what spec you play just as long as you play them well. Not a fan of BM and have been playing SV only for a month now and playing MM in LFR just to get used to the spec.
Judging by the sims and applying some logic, Beast mastery will continue to be the top single target spec with Survival as always edging ahead on multi-target fights. Marksmanship doesn't seem to be far below Beast Mastery however. I'm curious if Marksmanship has an edge on say Maegeara where you will have 10 Careful Aim phases. Other than that, the spec seems to be behind once again.
Originally Posted by v BLACKLIGHT v
IMO It's going to be Survival
Opinions and actual numbers/math usually don't mix.
Wtf, i just simmed it in FD with my current gear and MM sims highest and then i didn't even change to the MM haste plateau:O
I used the same settings on all, reforge crit -> mast -> haste, 10 minute fight, 20% in KS and 20% in CA phase, 30ms and ptr.
The only thing i changed was the MM specifik settings.
I checked "disable arcane shot while CA is active" and "Disable GT while CA is active" and these ->
Imp SS behavior - SS in pairs if ISS has <= 4 sec left
AiS behavior - manual cast during CA and instant
Chimera shot careful aim behavior - delay until <=2.9 sec left on sting
For any fight that heavily favors AoE, you will want to go with a SV spec. For single target, you will have the choice between BM and MM. MM is going to scale incredibly well with this tiers gear, as the haste plateaus are getting ever closer to being attainable out of reforging. I expect that in Heroic gear, MM will become the go to spec as far as fights are concerned. As of right now, you are actually able to pick whichever class you prefer to play, unless you are in a top progression guild where miniscule increases are necessary.