I was wondering if anyone has done or could do the math regarding whether or not Demo has a soft haste cap which may cause it's weight to drop in regards to haste > crit > mastery.
As an aside, yet slightly related discussion - most of the currently available dps cloth epics have mastery on them, a stat we currently are ignoring. Is there a consensus on how this may affect Demo's viability as raids progress deeper into content as opposed to Afflic or Destruct who value mastery much higher.
(Snipped you post to save room) Improved Soul Fire does provide pure haste, and to answer your question, yes there is a "soft haste cap", after 50% haste (2639 haste rating) the value of haste begins to drop below that of crit, this is mainly due to the GCD being 1 second.
The value of mastery as you gain gear will actually increase ver so slightly, due to gear having a slight effect on the proc rate of Impending Doom, as well as your pet damage increasing, as pets scale directly with our stats.
Sorry if this should go in the simple questions/answers forum. Thought it would be slightly more appropriate here and I haven't seen any discussion on it. Does HoG's place on the priority list still apply if I've just just refreshed immolate with fel flame (for whatever reason)? Does the nuke itself and the unnecessary re-refreshing of immolate really come before refreshing BoD/Corruption if they, say, drop off?
The main reason you prioritize HoG over corruption or BoD is because you are using it to refresh immolate. If Immolate does not require refreshing then the DPET of both BoD and corruption are higher. So if the CD of HoG ends at the same time BoD or corruption require refreshing AND immolate has a long enough duration left on it that it does not require HoG to be used straight away, then yes, cast corruption or BoD first, however, after this HoG will be next on the priority list.
Please Note: I am updating the thread to reflect recent findings in the Simulationcraft for Warlocks thread, and specifically this post.
Currently the pet to use in a raid is the Succubus, while glyphing Lash of Pain. If/When this changes, this thread will once again be updated.