I’m pretty new to AMR (like ~2 months) so I’m already familiar with the basic toolkit (I think). Everytime I get a new item I’m running best-in-bags and then following up with custom batch talents to evaluate the best talent choices.
This week the best talents changed from 223+20311 (I’m using the soul of the slayer ring) to 111+20311. According to AMR Sims I should’ve been able to pull +4% more damage off than with my previous build (which is usually most common for Havoc in ToS).
After finishing the raid with the new build I was pretty disappointed with the results as in average I did less damage and performed worse (although it was a pretty good kill imo) than the previous week with the “old” build, so I pulled my imported my Warcraft Log from the current week and ran another Single Sim to get a more “realistic” Sim of what I should’ve been able to pull off.
(Sorry I had to remove this picture as I’m only allowed to upload 1 picture)
Error 0.249% (2794.1)
Std Dev: 57395
Run Time: 1.65s
I’ve then tried to check the spells in order to find a reason why I became worse. The most obvious part is Blade Dance and Potion of the Old War usage. Old War I usually only use once, but it gets simulated with 2 usage so that’s considered (it’s exactly the same with simulation for the previous build), however Blade Dance got me curious.
According to Warcraft Logs AMR Sims of my last weeks build I used Blade Dance only 17 out of 50 times. I couldn’t believe that so made a WeakAuras macro to see if I can increase the times of using Blade Dance. With Warcraft Logs Sims from this week however it tells me 18 out of 53 Blade Dances used, which implies I mostly ignore it, which is not the case actually. I opened the details for that part and there it told me apart from crits, normal Blade Dance was used 20 out of 37 times I the longest period I couldn’t pull the spell off was maybe 2-3 sec, in the whole fight maybe 30 seconds in total (considering the spell having a 10 sec CD I don’t see any room to pull 17x more Blade Dances off.
I’m wondering now, if I’m having any flaws in my approach or setup to Sim my results. Did I forget to consider something or why is the apperently better talent setup actually worse? I want to get better at this whole simulation thing and trying to improve myself so I want to understand what I’m doing wrong here. I couldn’t find any useful guides or videos so I’m hoping to find some answers here.
P.S.: I’m really sorry for the format. I had a really nice appraoch with non-clustered pictures and more links, but apperently new users can only use 1 link and 1 picture so please forgive me.