1. #7181
    you could technically use it DI, since it's pretty much 100% uptime on 2 targets, but not really worth the effort, and your rank depends more on padding adds than boss dmg.

  2. #7182
    quick question: is it worth it to cast the free casts from OI during lust? sometimes with lust and say whispers proc it seems a bit overwhelming to cast an instant cast

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    I fail to see a scenario where free, instant casts wouldn't be beneficial.

  4. #7184
    lol what's your reasoning for not casting OI? It empowers your DoTs and with more haste your DoTs tick faster so more hits get empowered.

  5. #7185
    Quote Originally Posted by sinofasin View Post
    quick question: is it worth it to cast the free casts from OI during lust? sometimes with lust and say whispers proc it seems a bit overwhelming to cast an instant cast
    I'm not sure I understand what you mean by overwhelming. Do you get a ton of OI procs and it's tough to use all of them?

  6. #7186
    Quote Originally Posted by sinofasin View Post
    quick question: is it worth it to cast the free casts from OI during lust? sometimes with lust and say whispers proc it seems a bit overwhelming to cast an instant cast
    Haste reduces GCD just like it reduces cast time. There is no reason to not cast instant casts with high haste.

  7. #7187
    Quote Originally Posted by sinofasin View Post
    quick question: is it worth it to cast the free casts from OI during lust? sometimes with lust and say whispers proc it seems a bit overwhelming to cast an instant cast
    Ignoring literally everything that everyone else said above (all of which is correct for the record), why would you delay spending any Astral Power for 40 seconds? Let's even drop OI. SS and SF are both instant cast already. Why would you not use your highest damage-dealing abilities during the time when you should have cooldowns ready and you're casting so quick you're basically a blur?

    You've essentially asked why you should:
    - Get 0 benefit out of your best legendary
    - Spend 0 AsP (which means wasting and overcapping AsP)
    - Not cast your strongest abilities during a period where all your cooldowns are popped
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  8. #7188
    Charm 925 vs Owl 900?

    SimC says: Owl but the stats are fucked up. Since when is Int<all???

    Raidbots says: Charm. And Haste>all with Int still lowest.
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    My whorish self says ilvl>all, but I can't ignore the fact that Intellect affects everything and since I don't play at max skill, wouldn't 2000+int > 1000+mastery?
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  9. #7189
    Int is linear, all others are not. Int always ends up at the bottom eventually.

    Charm also has some usability issues, particularly on the more movement intensive fights.
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  10. #7190
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Int is linear, all others are not. Int always ends up at the bottom eventually.
    The other stats are as linear as int, it's not like crit suddenly gives less or more dps on its own after you already have some. The reason int is so low is because we get so much of it in comparison to secondaries and then there's concordance on top of that.

  11. #7191
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundarer View Post
    The other stats are as linear as int, it's not like crit suddenly gives less or more dps on its own after you already have some. The reason int is so low is because we get so much of it in comparison to secondaries and then there's concordance on top of that.
    Actually, crit gives diminishing returns.

  12. #7192
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Int is linear, all others are not. Int always ends up at the bottom eventually.

    Charm also has some usability issues, particularly on the more movement intensive fights.
    Well I'm thinking Charm for ST bosses, for AoE I will use UA. I think and hope I can find 20 seconds on peace to use that trinket.

    Regarding stats, Haste for example should start having DR when SW gets under 1 second and by the time LS reaches 1 sec, then SW is wasted a lot, right?
    Mastery should be as linear as Int, straight up damage. But mastery is limited to what it gives, Int gives to everything.
    And even if the scaling is like that, 2600 x 1 Int > 1150 x 1.16 Mastery.
    But i guess the issue with the trinket is the Haste DR. 4P + Trinket means a lot of wasted time waiting for GCD. Prolly that's why it sims lower. Gonna try to find some non haste gear and see if I can up those numbers.

    Thanks for listening to my rambling and correct me if I'm wrong.
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  13. #7193
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Actually, crit gives diminishing returns.
    The only point where it gives diminishing returns is when you reach the 100% cap due to any extra effects. Every point of crit will give the exact same amount of dps/hps if you dont change any other stats. If you do 100 dps and add 1% crit you will now do 101dps, if you instead have 50% crit you will do 150dps. Every 1% crit gives an extra 1 dps.

  14. #7194
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Actually, crit gives diminishing returns.
    Crit suffers no DRs. It either gives 1% of DPS per 1% of Crit or gives 0% of DPS if you're already at 100% (through other effects).

    For the record: The reason it's such a weak stat for us is because we have not a single bonus effect from Crit, such as extra damage, effects, or anything. Its value slightly increased for ToS due to 2p (Starsurge crits do 20% more damage), but that's our only bonus from Crit and it's still 3rd.
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  15. #7195
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundarer View Post
    The only point where it gives diminishing returns is when you reach the 100% cap due to any extra effects. Every point of crit will give the exact same amount of dps/hps if you dont change any other stats. If you do 100 dps and add 1% crit you will now do 101dps, if you instead have 50% crit you will do 150dps. Every 1% crit gives an extra 1 dps.
    Pretty much this. To expand a bit, the DPS increase is the same per point, which means the percent increase in DPS is less the more you have of a stat. To use the same example as above, if you do 100 dps with 0% crit, getting 1% crit is a 1 dps increase and a 1/100 = 1% dps increase. If you have 50% crit (so your dps is 150) getting 1% crit is still a 1 dps increase, but it is only a 1/150 = 0.67% dps increase. In other words, the increase relatively to your damage will be smaller the more you have, but the exact increase is the same.

    Haste has a ton of exceptions to this, since it doesn't reduce the CD of our spells, it doesn't affect dot duration (but reduces both cast time and increases number of ticks, thus dmg) and has a softcap at 60% (SW + starlord hits GCD cap) and 100% (1.5s cast time spells and instant casts hit GCD cap) and many other things. For all intents and purposes I would recommend just ignoring that unless you want to get real deep into theorycrafting, and instead simply think of it the same way as crit in the example above. Mastery is much the same, it also has a lot of exceptions.

    This is why having a balance of secondary stats is often better than having all of it in one stat, and why you will often see very different numbers when simming your own character vs. what might be recommended in the guides.

    Keep in mind that all of the following is simplified a lot.
    If you want another math example, consider the formula:
    DPS = INT * (1 + crit) * (1 + vers) * (1 + haste) * (1 + mastery)
    With 100 int, 0 secondary stats and 0 base mastery it would look like this:
    DPS = 100 * 1 * 1 * 1 * 1 = 100
    If we gain 1% crit, it would look like this (and the same with vers, haste or mastery):
    DPS = 100 * 1.01 * 1 * 1 * 1 = 101
    As you can see, no matter what stat gets 1% it is a 1 dps increase (int aswell)
    Now, if we instead start with 50% crit:
    DPS = 100 * 1.50 * 1 * 1 * 1 = 150
    Crit is still 1 dps increase, however, vers, haste, mastery and int will now be a 1.5 dps increase:
    DPS = 100 * 1.50 * 1.01 * 1 * 1 = 151.5

    To answer the question about why INT is now worse than most of your secondary stats when it was the best of the start of the expansion, it's pretty simple. The amount of INT on gear scales way better with ilvl than secondary stats. As you can see from the formula above, if your int is way higher than your secondary stats, the secondary stats will become better than int.

  16. #7196
    Has there been any sim work done with the T2 NC traits?

  17. #7197
    Quote Originally Posted by Gebuz View Post
    snip.
    Makes sense.
    Thanks for the clarification guys.
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  18. #7198
    Quote Originally Posted by Hellshout View Post
    Well I'm thinking Charm for ST bosses, for AoE I will use UA. I think and hope I can find 20 seconds on peace to use that trinket.
    You don't need full 20 secs. You gain the buff as long as you stand still and NOT lose it if you move. Simply it stays at whatever stack it is. And continues to increase if you stand still again. So ideally yes you need to stand still for 10 secs at least to get the full buff but even if you move its not completely wasted.

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    That 4p T21 bonus is so underwhelming.

    Will we be better off with just using 4p T20 with 2p T21?

  20. #7200
    Quote Originally Posted by Lahis View Post
    That 4p T21 bonus is so underwhelming.

    Will we be better off with just using 4p T20 with 2p T21?
    I was thinking about this the other day. I am going to miss T20 so much when we're not using it. The larger energy pool as well as the haste from SS/SF makes the spec so nice to play. These two things should be made baseline.

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