Originally Posted by

**Archimtiros**

You really should only have to get stat weights once. Unless your changing a major piece of gear (Thok trinket), or taking a significant ilvl boost, because for example, you go from having 20% crit or mastery to 50% and those stats definitely increase exponentially.

If you are just changing out a simple piece of gear or two, like my example, you should not have to get new stat weights in between. Stat weights will always have some slight variance every time you run a sim, even at higher iterations. But the chance of getting new optimal reforges due to Crit moving from 1.20 to 1.19 is very slim.

That is why I recommend you get stat weights with original gear and optimize first. Make sure you have a solid "baseline". Then change your gear and re optimize, checking DPS results. When you are all done and happy with a piece of gear then you could get new stat weights if you really want to, but it is completely optional and 9/10 times you won't get any different optimization.