Why does raidbots show BM absolutely destroying SV on every fight if they're so neck & neck? Do not enough people have the right trinkets/tier bonuses yet
Either way, all specs are very close if reforged properly and played properly.
Conjor, do you have a link somewhere for your modified MM profile? When I run a FD sim with MM for instance, I'll usually leave the shot priority as-is, but make changes such as Steady in pairs with ST <= 4 seconds, disable Arcane/Glaive during CA, and set Aimed to a cast time where it is always the focus dump. Is that similar to your simc profile?
Where are you getting this mastery >= haste from? From the values on my armory? Just because they are close doesn't mean I am trying to balance them or aim for an equalization on their values...
And this whole idea that "rapid fire is a bad CD" just baffles me. It obviously is no Wings, but it is a DPS increase none-the-less. And with that point, maximizing cool down uptimes and usefulness should be the aim of anyone wanting to maximize their performance. You can scoff at 2k DPS all you want, and try to claim that a higher mastery build will get you better performance with DB over TotH, but that is not what I see with my numbers.
All I am asking is what reforge did you use for the toth profile and the db profile in your sims.. that is all.
yo conjor, what's your cobra shot cast time?
I tested MM on Sha of Pride, Juggernaut, Dark Shaman, Malkorok and Thok(Also Galakras, but I AFK'd the add phase) last night and it was quite fun. I was STRICLY using Aimed Shot as my focus dump. Talents were DB/aMoC/GT, with the exception of Fervor+Barrage on Dark Shaman as I'm in add duty.
Quite a few times on pull, I managed to get off an Aimed+Chimera combo at exactly 10 stacks of Renataki, which made me happy .
Also I had a fair share of the focus capping issue, since MM gains a lot more focus than the other specs and Focus dump is also much higher cost.
Logs here if need: Clicky
Edit: Forgot to mention, these are without 4pc, I got 4pc(and then 5pc) from the later bosses where I was SV.
I'll be looking into Marks when I'm off work. I've been reluctant to do so because I haven't played it at all in MoP, but I'll have to learn it some day, and I have a very high iLvl weapon for my tier of progression. Else I wouldn't touch it, though.
This'll be fun.