We all know that when melee attacks from the front, we miss an extra 7.5% of our swings, because of parries. But what is the exact dps loss ?
Quick and easy answer would be 7.5% swings missed means 7.5% dps loss. But I am sure that it is not so simple. E.g. suppose when we have 30% crit for double damage, and 70% normal hits. Getting an additional 7.5% parry would mean we now have 30% critical hits and 62.5% normal hits. That would be a 5.77% dps loss. But getting more misses will also impact uptimes of our trinket procs, weapon enchant, maybe even deadly poison will fall off more often. It's too complicated for napkin math.
Anyone every done the real math for a more precise answer ?
Fatjimmy was so kind to run a simulation with simcraft with my gear. He said my theoretical dps would go down from 401931 to 356338. Which is rougly a 11.5% dps loss. This would still be with Killing Spree. If I couldn't do Killing Spree at all, my dps while attacking from the front would go down to 314807. Which is a 22% dps loss.
Edited by Gryzemuis, 19 June 2014 - 10:56 AM.