I want to give Destro a real shot in the upcoming weeks, but I'm a bit confused on how exactly my character should be gem and reforge.
From what I understand, Crit is better for Single Target, Mastery for multi-target and Haste is equally good for both ST and MT. Looking at SoO encounters, it makes sense to prioritize Mastery over Crit. The Legendary Meta Gem proc, Backdraft, Bloodlust and in my case Haste trinket drags down the value of Haste, because Incinerate can very quickly be at <1s cast time, and at that point, any extra Haste becomes useless since you can't cast faster than the 1s GCD.
With this in mind, I went to MrRobot to see what they thought about it. One of the profiles follows the "Mastery >= Crit > Haste", with Mastery = 4.6, Crit = 5.5 and Haste = 4.2. Those weights seemed quite reasonable, so I followed them. Those weights put
me at 15585 Mastery, 3689 Crit and 5971 Haste.
I then jumped back to the game and made the minor changes that MrRobot suggested and started hitting the dummy with self buffs only. I quickly noticed that even without 5% haste, any time I had a Backdraft + Trinket or Backdraft + Metagem, my Incinerate would be at <1s. Thats no good right?
I took a better look at my reforges, and noticed that MrRobot reforged 2k Crit in to mostly Haste and some Mastery. From what I understand about Destro, that must be wrong.
So I downloaded SimCraft to get my own stat weights. On 1 Target, Patchwerk 450 seconds I got "Crit ~= Mastery ~= Haste" at Crit = 3.67, Mastery = 3.59 and Haste = 3.45. For 2 Targets, Patchwerk 450 seconds I get "Mastery ~= Crit > Haste", with Mastery = 5.22, Crit = 5.18 and Haste = 4.83.
The problem is, according to MrRobot, the stat weights that they use and the 1 Target and 2 Target weights that I got from SimCraft are all the "same". The weights don't change enough to be worth for me to change a single reforge or gem.
Here are the reforge plots that I got from the 1 Target sim
2 Target Sim
I'm new to using SimCraft and used the guide on it by Evrelia to get me started, and from what I understand, it seems that at -1500 Haste +1500 Mastery I get a 1k DPS increase.
As I was writing this I realized that the reason for the Haste to Mastery to be nonexistent on my gear is because every piece that I have already has Mastery on it, the ones that do not ( Ring, Cloak ) are behaving as expected. So even though -1500 Haste +1500 Mastery is a DPS increase, it's just impossible for me to get to it.
With the Haste vs Mastery out of the way, I went to figure out why the hell am I being told to reforge out of Crit for Haste.
1 Target Sim
2 Target Sim
It seems that at the +1600 Crit -1600 Haste, I get a 1k~ DPS increase for both ST and MT, not to mention being GCD capped less often. I have exactly 1675 Haste reforged from Crit, so by undoing the reforge on those items should see a increase on my DPS.
I guess on the process of writing this down I answered myself. Mastery >= Crit > Haste. It's worth reforging out of Haste for more Mastery, but it's impossible. It's worth reforging out of Haste for more Crit, it's possible.
I guess my final question are: why the hell is MrRobot ( and I assume ReforgeLite too ) - supported by SimCraft Statweights - telling me to reforge out of Crit for more Haste? Are there any flaws on the path that I took to reach my conclusions?
Sorry about the long rant, just want to get this thing right.