Is anyone actually going for best HPS setup ?
But.. like... that would require some amount of intelligence to even figure out said setup.
P.S. your sig is broken
P.P.S. As someone who got collector's edition I can't help, but wonder when i'm going to get my box <_<
When blizz is damn well ready to send it to you lol.
I know, but sorting it on my phone is a mission and I cba right now, too busy think how not to include multi strike in my gear lol
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So I've gone from knowing shit to knowing fuck all.
Talents I understand well enough, stat wise where we at? I've not kept up too well.
I was thinking from little bits I saw and read/remember that it was Bonus Armour > Haste > and then... I draw a blank. Mastery or Versatilty? Can't remember which way round it was.
And yes America, Armour has a U in it.
http://www.sacredduty.net/2014/11/12...ds-of-draenor/ and you'll have plenty of answers.
When it comes to level 100 stuff, haste is actually going to be fairly low based on the simulations done so far.
In rough order: I blame myself for ordering from Amazon instead of picking up a physical copy, Amazon for making a ridiculous "preorder guarantee" claim on their site that is technically correct but useless to anyone wanting to play the moment of release, and Blizzard for not having a better system in place for CE customers. E-mail me my code to unlock my account, I'll wait on my package a few days, thank you very much.
I placed my order the day before you did, incidentally.
Also: On topic, I thought it was Bonus Armor > Haste to 10-15% > Mastery > Multistrike = Crit > Versatility > Moar haste?
Edit: Blargh, Jack posted an actual useful link while I was anecdoting.
But yeah, with Holy Shield talented it's BA>>Mastery>>Crit/Versatility>Multistrike>Haste. Multistrike might go up in value a little since the sim was single actor and thus didn't take into account Shining Protector, but SP's effect is nebulous due to how if the tank is actively getting healed then they're not likely to die and all that. It won't be getting above Crit or Versatility it seems.
With Seraphim things change and get freaky. If the stat weights are taken from a balanced start then it seems like Haste has a massive lead. However, as Theck notes with the scale factor plots Haste is all over the place but on average is in the same pack as everything besides BA. The recommendation made is BA>>everything else, but Crit and Versatility will likely edge out mastery, haste, and multistrike.
The key with a lot of this is there will be fight mechanics that can change things up. Wasn't it Lei Shin or something that we absolutely had to have SotR up or else we'd get gibbed spectacularly? Mechanics that favor having SotR up, even a weaker one, will likely skew the results to Haste out of necessity. Likewise, fights with some sort of regular tank downtime will tend to favor Seraphim more (since Holy Shield requires being attacked to have value) so we can make the survival gap before using Sera have much less of an impact.
Guess I won't do much raiding though, see how lazy I feel with regards to picking the talent. Sounds good for the stats, and the talents, thanks for the link
Empowered Seals is noted as perhaps not being worthwhile overall. The attention required to keep it going, even through macros and addons helping out, will tend to have a negative impact on raid situational awareness which can definitely negate any gains from it. As Theck mentions, it's likely best to simply start with Holy Shield since it's entirely passive, and then as one becomes more comfortable with the fight switch to Seraphim if it seems beneficial.
But more research will come in in time. We'd best make sure to keep looking at all the talents so we can absolutely know what's going on and then we can give that info to Blizz and say "This is what seems to work or not work. Is this okay? If not, how would it be addressed?"
Leave it to the new generation of raid leaders to relay some information And then I shall adapt appropriately.
I'll probably be using Holy Shield for most fights though - one less thing to think about. Seraphim and especially Empowered Seals would need to be rather better than the completely passive Holy Shield for me to take them.
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