I have been testing this for several days now, and every test has essentially concluded the same thing, AMR is not valuing enough haste on Arms Warrior. The links I’m sharing below include a few things to support this. I can only share 2 of the links since I’m new, I removed the link to Blood Mallet and the link to my first and third sims. I should also mention I deleted all other gear presets and am only running the Single Target build. I’ll work more on AoE builds later. My questions are at the end past all of the “data”.
My snapshot ID: 7b77a7dfec5e433696439f660eec28c1
This shows what AMR is suggesting. Simming this build comes out to 75,288. Part of the issue in this build is valuing my 470 belt with echoing void 2 over my 470 belt with racing pulse 3.
Swapping out for what I can find as BiS with a focus on haste sims at 80,253. (Not valuing haste correctly)
The things I’ve noticed in addition to haste is that:
A. Its not valuing essence effeciency correctly (based on data from Blood Mallet). Echoing Void rank 3 is one of the worst dps per corruption points available, rank 2 is so bad it doesn’t even make the list. Whereas Racing Pulse 3 is one of the best.
B. It does not valuing triple stacking Test of Might correctly and instead looks for 2 stacks of Test of Might and 1 Lord of War. (see link below to warcraftlogs, all top arms warriors are running 3 ToM and 2 HoD)
C. It does value 2 Heart of Darkness correctly.
What started my looking into this more closely was looking at top performing Arms Warriors on warcraftlogs. For example: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/zone/rankings/24#class=Warrior. I also noticed that the ones I looked at all run as many Expedient 3s as possible, and stack all their gem slots with haste gems. I honestly think that adding 1 Ineffable Truth rank 1 would be a DPS gain if one of the E3s were replaced with it, but I’ll have to do more testing to come up with that.
Additionally, the sim for taking essentially my best haste gear in my bags, purifying everything and replacing it with 5 Expedient Rank 3s and 1 Ineffable Truth 1 comes in even higher at 89k:
So, here are my questions.
Q1. Why isn’t haste being valued more appropriately? There’s an abundance of evidence now that counters the “fairly even stat distribution” philosophy that is displayed in the “Optimal Stat Distribution” chart in the app. Even looking at the max ilvl gear, its not wanting that much haste. Some of the top arms warriors are running upwards of 70-80% haste and only 20-30% crit. Do the charts need updated?
Q2. Will AMR be able to make these kinds of caluculations in the future (i.e. stacking corrputions)? I understand if not, its a lot of work to do just to be thrown away in 6 months with the corrpution system.
Q3. Most importantly, have I missed something? I’m always open to constructive feedback or a different way to look at things.