Thread: The term 'BiS'

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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Season2mask View Post
    Every so often I come across something in WoW that I should know, but is suddenly confusing.

    What does BiS mean, to you?


    Last night a helm dropped that was an upgrade for me. Let's call it helm 1. I went to various guides before rolling and seen that it was listed as BiS. I said this in my note, but as we discussed the helm, someone replied to me saying it's not my BiS, in fact helm 2 is much better. I was fuzzy thinking at the time and let it go.

    Today I asked around and people are saying that the guy that simmed using dropoptimizer, is an idiot, because he simmed my current gear. Meaning that helm 1 is better for me over helm 2, right now, but helm 1 is still BiS overall.

    That brings me onto what BiS actually means, because I'm getting a lot of conflicting information. I always thought BiS means 'the best possible gear set' so if I had the that list, it'd be the best I could have. Other people say BiS lists are trash and they say because it doesn't take into account your current gear. Which, as I wrote above, is what got that other guy called an idiot. Some people also say BiS just means 'a good piece of gear'

    So what do you think about BiS lists?

    1. Does BiS mean 'this item is best in slot' IF you have every other item on this list.
    2. Does BiS mean 'this item is the best item you can get right now with your current gear'
    Quite straightforward, isn't it?

    Besides procs, the best obtainable item for that slot.

  2. #82
    BiS should mean the best stated item in that slot at the highest level it drops (no WF or TF)

    so if your best stats are haste/crit and mythic raid drops some haste/crit wrists those are BiS.

    yes some haste/versa mythic+ 425 TF wrists might be better but which is realistic and which is an unlikely dream? you should aim for a likely BiS from reliable drops and if you get a huge TF go with it duh.
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  3. #83
    "there is no such thing as bis anymore"... come on guys.

    The author specified an azerite piece who can't titanforge or have socket or other stats.. you DO have a BIS for all those 3 slots.

    It's the piece you want in that slot to maximize your output obviously. In that case, the one with the best trait combination for your class.

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Sencha View Post
    BiS no longer exist with titanforging.
    Unless you get maximum titanforge in that specific item?!

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Appelgren View Post
    Unless you get maximum titanforge in that specific item?!
    Or a warforged weapon with a socket, or any azerite piece.

  6. #86
    BiS exists with traits of azerite armor, since it can't forge. BiS also exists in a "general" sense, in that there will always be a BIS pair of gloves if 3 bosses drop gloves but only 1 has your best stats. Of course there is a good chance it won't remain your BiS, and there will never be a 100% set full gear loadout due to forging, but you can still have bis.
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  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Spotnick View Post
    Or a warforged weapon with a socket, or any azerite piece.
    Exactly! BiS does still exist. Its just harder to find nowadays thanks to forgning.

  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by Season2mask View Post
    Every so often I come across something in WoW that I should know, but is suddenly confusing.

    What does BiS mean, to you?


    Last night a helm dropped that was an upgrade for me. Let's call it helm 1. I went to various guides before rolling and seen that it was listed as BiS. I said this in my note, but as we discussed the helm, someone replied to me saying it's not my BiS, in fact helm 2 is much better. I was fuzzy thinking at the time and let it go.

    Today I asked around and people are saying that the guy that simmed using dropoptimizer, is an idiot, because he simmed my current gear. Meaning that helm 1 is better for me over helm 2, right now, but helm 1 is still BiS overall.

    That brings me onto what BiS actually means, because I'm getting a lot of conflicting information. I always thought BiS means 'the best possible gear set' so if I had the that list, it'd be the best I could have. Other people say BiS lists are trash and they say because it doesn't take into account your current gear. Which, as I wrote above, is what got that other guy called an idiot. Some people also say BiS just means 'a good piece of gear'

    So what do you think about BiS lists?

    1. Does BiS mean 'this item is best in slot' IF you have every other item on this list.
    2. Does BiS mean 'this item is the best item you can get right now with your current gear'
    BiS is the best possible item you can get regardless of what you are currently wearing. The point of BiS is to aim for them and farm them to get them all. What you wear currently is irrelevant and the guy who told you to get helm2 is an idiot who most likely think that sims mean something when none of the fights in the game look like sims.

    The helm2 is a "good upgrade" and nothing else.

  9. #89
    This is interesting. Cause in theory, Helm 1 could be BiS, but ONLY if you have other gear with various stats and/or specific trinkets.

    The BiS list can only be complete if you have ALL the gear for it. A gear can be BiS but not yet, cause you would lose too much Haste etc if you equip it and don't have the bis-haste boots.

    So yes, a BiS list for every specc exist, but equipping that item MIGHT not be an upgrade until you have more pieces.

  10. #90
    Our guild uses BIS as "best in slot, for that raid and difficulty" Ignoring forging and gemslots.

  11. #91
    To me, BiS stands for another excuse why your party/raid member wants your piece of loot!

  12. #92
    A best in slot setup described a gear set which was strongest during a content period. Originally the focus was set on the best single target output on bosses.

    During vanilla best in slot was pretty much unachievable due to the scarce amount of drops or rather it required a very unfair loot distribution in your guild to achieve that. During TBC it was quite common to focus on best in slot items due to better access to items.

    With "what-ever-"forged BIS is pretty much gone. theoretically there is still the single best item for each slot (like max titanforged with socket), but in practice pretty much not. Also unlike in the earlier times of wow we have access to so many items that we can build multiple setups for different situations.

  13. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by TheViper View Post
    Our guild uses BIS as "best in slot, for that raid and difficulty" Ignoring forging and gemslots.
    This is the sensible approach, we too plan around loot that we're guaranteed to get eventually and not some freak occurrences. Naturally if suddenly a guy gets some lucky 425, then his bis choice in spreadsheet becomes irrelevant, aside from some exceptions like trinkets or set items (ring/cloak set, for example).

    We just toss in spreadsheet stuff each of us considers BiS for himself, but if we get better item, we simply remove that from spreadsheet, so we can get proper boss rotation for those that actually needed.

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