Since I saw that the vast majority (>95%) of ranked ferals at normal, heroic and mythic levels are using Niya’s Poison (to get Carnivorous Instinct) over Niya’s Burrs that AMR has consistently recommended, I played around with BiB and different conduits. When I changed to CI + NT:P, BiB said it is about a 4% increase to go back to NT:B. Pretty strong result, it is why I’ve not followed the cat pack thus far.
Looking at my logs from this week, the most NT:B did on a boss fight was 3% of my damage. But it was only 0.7% on second lowest boss and 0 on Rygelon. (zero! I died just over 2 minutes in but still, TF was up 33% of that time.) Across all kills, Burrs did 1.92% of my damage.
Tiger’s Fury was typically up 35-40% of the time (convoke can cast it). With CI at 252 ilevel, it is a 6% boost while TF is up, about a 2.1 to 2.4% increase overall. Right?
I did as suggested in another thread and customized values for NT:B (to .6) and CI (to 1.3) and BiB still went with Burrs. The Robot strongly recommends burrs! With CI at 1.4, it changed recommendations to CI – and to use Dreamweaver instead of Niya.
I’m not sophisticated enough to prove that NT:B is overvalued but it is suspicious to me that Burrs is considered a big increase when my (limited but actual) data has it as a decrease.