Sorry for this rant, but I'm completely lost on this Simcraft thing. Either I suck (which would make sense) or Simcraft sucks (which would make sense) or both. In the past I've followed Akraens theory of building haste, cause to me it made sense and I was convinced it was the way to go. However, I found out that for my personal playstyle I'm better off with less haste, more mastery and I would get better numbers out of it. This has more to do with the fact that I lack the skills to perform on the level Akraen performs, rather than that I have changed my thoughts on the haste vs. mastery concept. Besides all of this, I don't want to unravel the entire discussion once more, that's not what this post is about.
Today I simcrafted my char as it is. Appearantly, if I were the best frostmage on the planet (elite setting) on a patchwork fight, I would do 300.6k DPS. Fine with me. However, I noticed that SC buffed me with frost armor. Logically, frost runs with frost armor, arcane with mage armor, fire with molten armor, yada yada, but since I was testing out this theory, I wanted to do the same test with mage armor instead of frost armor. I simmed 295k DPS. Also fine with me. Unless I'm moronic, this would tell me that with my current gear I should favor 7% haste over 10-ish% mastery. So, SC would tell me that at this point haste > mastery. I ran the first sim again, 25k itterations, same settings, but with stat scaling analyzis. I got the following stats as a result:
Int SP Crit Haste Mastery
7.83 6.30 3.63 4.80 3.61
So I went back to AMR and entered these values. I hit 'optimize' once more and ran the output trough SC. 297k.
This is the part that confused me. Appearantly at the sim with the stat scaling, the output returned to me said Int > Haste > Crit > Mastery.
However, when I enter these exact numbers into AMR, hit optimize and the SimC button, how could it be that the optimized would do less DPS than my original sim? Also, I ran the same sim settings on the default AMR settings for frost (Int > Haste > Mastery > Crit) and I simmed 285k. That should mean that Mastery is currently more worth than haste. Still, SC says me running Frost Armor over Mage Armor gives me a higher sim result.
Either I'm doing something wrong or I'm completely lost on the concept. The highest sim I've gotten sofar is that 300k on my actual armory import. Everything else sims lower, even tho the stat scaling scream for a change in my approach.
Help? Pretty please? With sugar on top.
Armory link: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...eejos/advanced