I actually have been having an issue with using the Preserved Contaminant upgrade finder vs what BiB actually sims after the corruption was purchase/applied. This has happened on my DH as well, but the cost and DPS drop wasn’t significant. In the most recent case, I sim’d my enchancement shaman’s spec with what BiB gives. From there, I ran the Preserved Contaminant for each corruption. It ended up telling me that Expediant was 0.69% increase on my gloves, and that Twisted Appedance 3 would give me a 1.4% (cant remember the exact %) increase on my offhand. I figured since I had been running 3xTA rank 2s that it would essentially replace one of them or two of them for the rank 3.
Once I bought the corruption, and applied it to my offhand. I re-sim’d my BiB and now it’s telling me that I have a 3.7% DPS drop from my previous sim with the new corruption as my main hand on the Warmace and with a Soulrending Claw., and a bunch of other gear swaps to make it work. I forced my Unguent Caress back as a main hand as it’s the only one I wanted to keep. With that, it’s now showing a 4% DPS decrease.
I admit I screwed up one thing by not locking my Unguent Caress in the Upgrade Finder part to let it know I wanted to keep that one regardless of the other potential optons. But, say I was willing to part with it, I would still be down 3.7% DPS with the new corruption on.
Did I do something else wrong, or misunderstand how to use the preserved contaminant upgrade finder?
Edit: I’ve read the other similar posts, and actually posted in one of them. I decided to create my own to post my ID. To avoid confusion of the issue from the others for seperate analysis.