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[MoP] Marksmanship Guide

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Based on FD simulations, the T16 4pcs set bonus is useless or negligible for MM hunters. What the T16 4pcs do for MM is "Instant Aimed shots reduce the cast time of your next Aimed Shot by 50%". However if the effect of reduce the cast time of your next Aimed cause it to be less than the GCD (1s), than the effect disappears.

When AS is the main focus dump (outside of CA phase, without RF buff), the cast time of instance AIS is 1.037s (1s GCD + 0.036 Latency), FD does not bother to cast the 50% duration AIS as it is less than the GCD. If you "force" FD to cast it, the cast time of the 50% duration AIS is 0.801s which means 0.19s are wasted as it is under the 1s GCD, the extra effect of the T16 4pcs is 517 DPS for the entire fight (0.002%) which will never be felt.

When AIS is the main focus dump (outside of CA phase, without RF buff), the cast time of non-instance AIS is 1.6s , again the cast time of the 50% duration AIS is 0.801s which means 0.19s are wasted as it is under the 1s GCD. In this case the T16 4pcs set bonus is a bit higher.

Things get more complex when you get the Assurance of Consequence trinket with the T16 2pcs proc. This combo cause you to have the RF for 1/3 of the duration of the fight (outside of CA phase). During RF the case time of non-instance AIS is 1.144s, after reducing it by 50% you get 0.572s cast time which means you throw 0.428s to the GCD dump. Making the T16 4pcs set bonus more negligible.

Until Bliz will buff the MM T16 4pcs (never!) I suggest replacing the T16 4pcs with better non-tier items, only case when you should consider using it is if you use AIS as the main focus dump and you don't have the BIS Assurance of Consequence trinket

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