So, a little background: I play beast mastery on all Heroic fights except Tortos and Ji-Kun because those are hopeless. I have just started proper HC progress with a new guild (10/13 with 4 new guild heroics progressed last week + 3 another new heroics for me to catch up with their progress). Thus I don't have much logs or experience with HC kills.
First of all I would like to explain that so far I have been using forum threads rather than simulations to take suggestions for reforges and stat prio. I'm doing ok dps, usually within 80-95% of WoL rank. This morning I've done some research on bm openers as well the reasoning behind common start prio agi>>haste>crit>mastery (with full rppm gear), but I really can't find any current info going deeper than "haste for rppm".
I've done some simulations on femaledwarf, but although the site is great for determining bis gear, talents and reforge, the stat prio it gives me ranges from agi>crit>haste>>mastery (when simming my current gear) to haste>agi>mastery>crit when I swap all my gems to full haste (which I noticed some high ranked players are doing... stacking haste for once-every-blue-moon extreme trinket uptimes -> top ranks possibly?). Simcraft says agi>>haste>crit>=mastery although that too varies with minor stat changes.
So the first question is, can haste actually outvalue agility at any gear level in this tier? How come crit is shown as more valuable in some simulations, and is there a relation between crit and haste (for example the more haste you have, the higher its prio over crit, or the other way around)?
Secondly I'm looking to improve my dps in general. As survival the task is quite easy as you can see all your abilities on world of logs and compare the numbers over time. Is there a way to do the same with Kill Commands as BM?
Lastly about the BM shot priority and opener, I have read that massive thread with everyone posting their own, and it seems like there is a lot of ideas of how to execute it (especially placing Stampede and Dire Beast). So I will just post my starter, please point out any weaknesses you can spot.
The (VERY hypothetical) thinking behind this:
Get those procs from a Cobra Shot precast
Squeeze the first BW in Synapse Strings and Blood Fury
Fit everything in prepot
Refresh SrS with Cobra rather than reapply (tier procs)
Notes about further shot priority:
Don't stack RF with FF, use RF first
Don't stack FF and BW
After starter stick to the BW combo: Dire Beast, (Blood Fury), Synapse Strings (delay second one for BW off cd after readiness), Bestial Wrath, Kill Command, Glaive>Arcane, Kill Command
Basically all about fitting those big hitters in all kinds of procs and cooldowns.
Now obviously there is something here that explains the 10-20% gap between me and the ranked players that I'm missing, but then again all this is based on other threads, plus my own assumptions and very limited experience.
PS: I play at ~100ms so I probably miss some of those Arcane Shots.
My armoury and some logs.