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  1. [5.4 Combat] I'm Not Dead Yet

    Is it really a dps increase to always wait adrenaline rush to end before using killing spree? In some cases it's many finishers and loss of much cd reduction to killing spree. I've thought it's best to use kspree when it's off cd (ofc always before using AR if possible) because it's cd is so short with restless blades + assurance. With those reductions kspree always comes from cd during AR so is it really worth it to wait till the end of AR before using it? You will lose many killing sprees by delaying it.
  2. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Thanks for the clarification. I actually know what raw engine is, but when you said Shadowcraft won't be stable until 6.0 I thought you meant web version also. So nevermind then and thanks to you for your hard work for rogue community!
  3. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    I kindly ask you to reconsider this. Most of the rogues are still progressing and it's a last tier of the expansion which is usually the most important tier for most of the raiders. Shadowcraft is the most important tool for rogues to optimize their gear and it would be a very sad thing if we ain't able to use it while still progressing. Another thing is that expansion is probably nearly a year away and there really ain't much information out yet so is there really so big need to rush? Shadowcraft is meant to help in progression and it doesn't feel right to break it when majority of rogues are still progressing.
  4. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Secondary stat weights (mastery, haste, crit) seem to be very close to each other. At least for me (with t16 2 piece bonus), bumping one stat makes others better and vice versa. You should tinker with Shadowcraft to find an optimal balance for your gear setup.
  5. Rogue Simple Questions

    Oh. I thought he mixed up deadly poison procs and ticks so that's why I was talking about procs (didn't have the logs yet to see that aoe was actual reason). And didn't actually even know that logs separate dp ticks and procs (yes, I've been slacky with logs this expansion). My bad. So yes, haste increases amount of procs, not amount of ticks.
  6. Rogue Simple Questions

    My guess: He has more haste than you and you have more mastery than him? More haste/less mastery means more autoattacks and specials that means more poison procs but individual procs being lower in damage. And more mastery/less haste means less procs (because of less attacks) but individual procs are bigger.
  7. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Oh, I was so stupid. And yeah, haven't either figured how to do it in Shadowcraft.
  8. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Brain fart by me. Please delete.
  9. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Item level isn't everything. If it was, gearing would be very easy. For example Darkmoon trinkets have always been very good compared to their ilvl. Some gear pieces have bad stats and some good even if they are same ilvl. It's as simple as that.
  10. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Mastery and haste are so close to each other in value for you that the sweet spot is somewhere between full reforging/gemming to mastery and full reforging/gemming to haste. Shadowcraft just doesn't do it item by item so you have to try to change one piece at a time manually to see what gives you the highest dps. And to the offhand "problem", there is a huge ilvl difference in those two daggers so it's no wonder hc Megaera dagger is better. I know there was some talk earlier that heroic Spiritsever would be best in slot offhand in almost any case until heroic thunderforged daggers but that was proven to be wrong. And I believe that earlier speculation didn't even take account ilvl upgrades on this tier gear that are also now available. Spiritsever increasing mastery value compared to hc Megaera dagger is actually quite logical because mastery increases poison damage and poison damage isn't affected by lower damage of Spiritsever in any way (none of poison mechanics use offhand dps in calculations). Haste instead means more mutilates and more autoattacks that are affected by offhand damage. Briefly: Just trust Shadowcraft. There is nothing odd in your results. :)
  11. Windwalker (DPS): a flurry of tender fisting.

    Regarding Ascension buff (15% energy regen), there is nothing about it in the official PTR patch notes anymore (actually hasn't been in a while) so I assume it has been removed? Patch 5.1 PTR Patch Notes – November 8 - MMO-Champion BlueTracker
  12. Windwalker (DPS): a flurry of tender fisting.

    I believe this thread is not for what devs have said and intended but how things actually work. And it's been quite much debate here if FoF is worth using or not with the existing bug. Just saying that it's a noticeable dps gain to use it without providing any theorycrafting to prove that doesn't help much. Even if it's a gain it hardly separates good windwalkers from bad ones in it's current form. It's much like combat rogues and rupture has been many times in WoW history - so marginal a dps gain even with optimal use and more significant dps loss if used wrong that it may be better to not to use it while progressing and get more resources for situational awareness.
  13. Monk Simple Questions Thread: Mists Edition

    I've been wondering if Ascension buff is still live at ptr. There have been lots of ptr patch notes lately that include other changes that were implemented at the same time with Acension buff but those new notes haven't mentioned anything about Ascension. That made me wondering if it's removed or if it's still in. Anyone can confirm this?
  14. Cataclysm 4.3.x Raid Mechanics

    Actually it's probably better to use redirect from the slime to the boss. Slimes die rather quickly so usually it's waste to redirect to them (unless you are having difficulties getting them down in time but that really can't be a problem if you have enough dps to down the boss and dps focus on right targets) so it gives better results to redirect from the slime to the boss.
  15. 4.3 Changes Discussion

    If you want optimal benefit for raid you want to gather all clusters to one rogue until he has legendary. Phase 2 daggers aren't that big a dps upgrade over normal/heroic loot. For combat spec some other weapon combination may even be better than phase 2 daggers.