Okay, so, I will start this off by saying I'm not currently raiding even normals because most of my guild quit with MoP, so this is about raid finder stuff.
That said, I do still try to gear up as best I can from LFR. So I asked Mr. Robot what it thought my BiS pieces were from t15 LFR so I'd know what to spend my coins on, and I got a very strange result for the weapon.
These three weapons are listed in order from "best to worst" on its own list.
1. Shattered Tortoiseshell Longbow
2. Voice of the Quilen
3. Durumu's Baleful Gaze
And when I hit the "Find best in slot upgrades" button, it told me that my best weapon choice would be Durumu's Baleful Gaze... or, its own third option.
So at first I figured it was doing it because of stat allocations and a red socket, but then I realized that Durumu's xbow is just plain worse than the other two. It has lower topend and worse agility, with its redeeming factor being a red socket... and I guess it has crit on it versus hit/exp/haste.
So what is it I'm missing here? Everything in my system is telling me to disregard that because, clearly, the one with higher agility and topend damage is the better choice. If the red socket was really that big a deal then wouldn't the 500 agi from my 2x upgraded RF Taoren be better than all 3?
Please help, I'm so confused. >.<