Note the OP is out of date, I would recommend reading the whole thread to get up to date information.
Latest Version: 2.2.10 - Download from Codeplex
- 3.2 mode is synced with latest PTR build.
- Fixed partial resist calculations. It was slightly underestimating the effect of partial resists, so you will see dps go down a little bit.
For those who don't know what Rawr is, it is a theorycrafting program used for various various classes/specs to help them maximize there effectiveness. You load in your gear/enchants and it computes how much dps you do, and how much of an upgrade items are for you. You can learn more about it and download it at Rawr site on Codeplex.
This thread is about the Retribution Paladin model for it, please use the Rawr model development thread for anything not specific to the Ret module.
Some of you might have used it some post 3.0, and found it to not be reliable. The previous creator of Retribution module rerolled to DK at the time, and got much busier at work, so didn't have time to keep it up to date. So recently I took it over and essentially rewrote the whole thing, so please give the new version a shot even if you had problems with the older one.
How to use Rawr
- Load your character in from Armory.
- File -> Load from Armory
- Make sure your talent selections are correct.
- Go to the talents tab, and make sure it is accurate.
- This is needed until Armory updates to 3.1 trees, since there have been large changes from the live ones.
- Set all relevant buffs. If you do not do this, the results will be much different then expected.
- Go to the buffs tab.
- Select all buffs that you will have in the raid.
- Modify calculation options.
- Go to the options tab.
- Change any desired setting to model any given fight. The default settings should be good enough for novice users.
- Have fun looking for upgrades you need!
Rawr computes how much damage each of your strikes will do on average. It then uses the defined rotation to compute how much dps you will do. There are two ways for it to model your rotation.
- FCFS Simulator - You enter in a priority scheme, and it simulates a fight following that scheme. This can more accurately the benefits of effects that change your rotation like 4T7 or Glyph of Consecration.
- Effective Cooldowns - You enter the effective cooldown of all of your abilities. This doesn't compute the value of effects like 4T7 at all, but it gives you more fine tuned control.
Upcoming Feature List
- Improved information in the calculations pane.
- Ability to define multiple FCFS priorities and have the model test all of them and use the highest dps one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do the character stats in Rawr don't match my character sheet?
Rawr averages to proc rates of some items (normally trinkets like ) and counts that towards your stats.
Why did I get this <inset strange result>?
This is most likely caused by you having some error in your character settings, most likely not having all of your buffs or talents set correctly. Please make sure those are correct, if you are still getting weird results see the next section.
Something is wrong! HELP!
If you think something is wrong, either an incorrect calculation or whatever, please post here with the problem. But remember to ALWAYS post your Rawr XML character file when you do. It is significantly easier for me to diagnose the issue if you do. How do you post the XML character file? You can either upload it to a place like Filefront, or you can copy & paste the text into a PM to me.