Shadowlands is here, and so is the new optimizer! (It will be live within the next 1-2 hours.)
As always, new expansions get off to a bumpy start, so here is what to expect from both AMR and Blizzard:
All features will be available with the following exceptions:
The Legendary upgrade finder search isn’t quite ready. We need one or two more days to calculate the rankings.
The Guide pages will take another couple days to finish.
Both of these things will be ready at the very latest, next reset. Most likely much sooner.
The current strategies should give you a very good ranking, but they are not perfect! Blizzard is still re-balancing things (they put out a hotfix just hours before launch!), and you can be certain that Blizzard will do many balancing tweaks over the next two weeks.
We will update as quickly as possible leading up to the opening of the first raid, and continue to refine our rankings. Expect things to change!
In particular, certain legendaries still need to be optimized and ranked. What we have is in the ballpark, but a few might be a bit lower or higher than they should be. We’ll have this sorted out before people get to the point where they need to decide on their first legendary.
As always, we design the optimizer for max-level characters, with a covenant, and some level-appropriate gear.
That said, the optimizer will work just fine as you level, and is very convenient, especially when used in conjunction with the in-game addon to import/export sets of gear. But! The further you are from level 60, and the further you are from “raid-ready” gear levels (around ilvl180+), the more “fuzz” the rankings will have.
Don’t worry about it! It’s still pretty close, and you get and replace gear very quickly as you move towards end-game dungeons, raids, and other activities. This is how we have always run data – we focus on high accuracy around the most common gear levels.
We have a few extra features on the table for early in Shadowlands coming soon, and as always, please let us know if you have requests, suggestions, or run into issues. The earlier you give us a suggestion or report a bug, the faster we can act on it!