Haste Breakpoints for Shadow and Their Effect on Stat Weights

I’ve spent a good chunk of this past weekend playing around with the best in slot list supplied with SimulationCraft for Shadow Priests, mostly trying to improve upon it based on what has been determined to be our current stat weights as of the last beta build. For anyone curious what this ‘Best in Slot […]

Even More Updates On Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15952)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15952, released on August 07, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see the original post from early last week. To see the previous set of changes, please see the […]

Shadow 5.0 Best in Slot List – Updated November 4, 2012

Below is the latest listing of the best raid gear available for patch 5.0.5. Items in the following lists are ranked according to the normalized values of their stats. Stats are represented via PP (Pseudo Points) — how valuable a given stat is — normalized to where Intellect = 1PP. The values of hit and […]

Shadow 5.0 Best In Slot List Changelog & Notes

2012/11/06 Updated Mindshard Drape (H) intellect value. (inad316 @ HowToPriest) 2012/11/04 HowToPriest user Ebmor sent me a very detailed and comprehensive list of mistakes ranging from drop locations to item levels (and stats) needing updating. Light of the Cosmos (all versions) updated. (aica @ HowToPriest) 2012/10/30 Corrected Intellect value of Feng’s Ring of Dreams (thanks […]

Updates On Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15929)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15929, released on August 02, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see this post from earlier this week. Here are some updated graphs from the latest patch: As you […]

On Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15913)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15913, released on July 27, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. The data/charts in this post are no longer valid. A new post with updated graphs has been posted here (click). Now that Mists of Pandaria […]

“Beta Class Balance Analysis” Comments

Zarhym has posted a thread on the official forums to talk about class balancing analysis/theorycrafting to point out issues that may exist right now. In this thread, more complicated formulas are being revealed which will allow for better analysis to be done on mechanics that have been largely guesswork. I’ll be updating this post frequently […]

Quick Thoughts – MoP Beta Patch 15662

Two patches? In three days? Blizzard is really pushing themselves! Here’s a breakdown of the changes that will have an effect on Shadow Priests from this latest build: Two talents have been changed. Divine Insight now refreshes the duration of Shadow Word: Pain on ticks of Mind Flay, exactly how the current Cataclysm talent Pain […]

Mana Problems in Mists of Pandaria Beta

NOTE: Since my original posting, Blizzard has changed Vampiric Touch to restore 3% mana every time it does damage (18% mana returned per cast, assuming no clipping on refresh). This should largely fix our mana problems, especially in multi-DoT situations. The points raised in this post are still valid but should be seen from the […]