Infraction: 6. Do not post unless you have something new and worthwhile to say.
Message to User:
I usually prefer writing my own infractions, but sometimes you just have to give credit to a report:
This post is full of speculation on the function of items not in the game, assurances that I back his calculations (I don't) and a 'BIS' list that is massively over hit cap, among other things.
Baseless speculation on unconfirmed mechanics = fail.
I've been taking a look at the new i358 trinket list found on WoWHead and have attempted to see how they would model into our DPS, though WoWhead currently has them listed as i378 and i391 for heroic so I'm not entirely confident in the accuracy and will come back to this post if I find more trustworthy information.
The gear set used was the SimC-406-8 Retribution Paladin i359 BiS. Using the best enchants and TV, SoT & Exo glyphs with default talents and default buffs. The test subject was a Level 85 Blood elf paladin with no professions. The stats of the test avatar were;
Strength - 4453
Expertise - 713
Crit - 499
Hit - 1006
Haste - 1010
Mastery - 1852
DPS - 23,698
n.b. I am aware that these numbers will not reflect those on a character screen when raid buffed, I have spoken to Redcape regarding this and he has assured me that the DPS calculations do take the full raid buffed stats into account.
Under these conditions I was able to come up with the following results;
Apparatus of Khazâ€™goroth :
The buff for this trinket, Titanic power, shows it can stack 5 times and I have assumed a 30second duration, with that in mind I have calculated the following DPS gain.
At 1 stack we gain 1050dps.
At 2 stacks we gain 1144dps.
At 3 stacks we gain 1240dps.
At 4 stacks we gain 1334dps.
At 5 stacks we gain 1430dps.
Assuming we gain a melee critical strike every 30seconds, which should be relatively easy even at current levels of crit, we would be able to use this at full stack every time the 2minute cooldown is refreshed.
Essence of Eternal Flame :
This is a simple trinket with 383 static mastery and 1277 strength every 15seconds for an average gain of 255 strength. This trinket showed a gain of 1064dps.
Vessel of Acceleration :
Another relatively simple trinket with 383 static strength and 385 crit after a ramp of 5 critical melee strikes. This trinket showed a gain of 1365dps. The only drawback is that to reach and maintain full stacks we need to have a critical melee strike every 20seconds which I can't see being a problem even at current crit rating levels.
With all this done I have tested each of the pairs of trinkets using Crushing Weight(i359), Heart of Rage(i359) and the new i358 ones to come up with the following list, (5s) means the trinket was averaged using 5 stacks of Titanic Power.