Gearing Strategy sims less than the adaptive

Hey, i got a smashing log lastnight using the normal adaptive best in bags setup. I decided to run a gearing strat sim but once i made the changes it sims for less.

should i go back to the adaptive?

In general, the adaptive strategies are going to give you the best results. The gearing strategy sims are really there for if you want to do something really custom - like use a different boss script or rotation.

If you are using the default rotation and the single target or mythic+ (multi target) script, the adaptive strategies will get the best results in the optimizer.