Theorycrafting: calculating my DPS
Mood: geeky
Posted on 2007-09-13 10:00:00
Tags: math theorycraft worldofwarcraft
Words: 220

So I whipped up a little DPS calculator which is unfortunately specific to my talent build. Anyway, it's fun to play with. (for me; results may vary if you're someone else) My current numbers are +644 frost dmg, +598 fire dmg, 524 intellect, 222 crit rating, 83 hit rating. This gives me DPS on my frostbolt/fireblast/total as 621/675/630. For fun, what happens if I replace my gear with gear from Kara? (assuming I get all the same enchants)

DPS after changing one piece of gear
Gearfrostbolt/fireblast/total DPS
Harbringer Bands622/675/631
Handwraps of Flowing Thought619/687/630
Brooch of Unquenchable Fury624/678/633
Nethershard Girdle617/668/626
Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran624/676/632
Bands of Nefarious Deeds625/677/634
Gloves of the Aldor (T4)620/687/632
Staff of Infinite Mysteries639/688/647
Malefic Girdle622/671/631
The Lightning Capacitorhahaha I have no idea
Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy626/680/635
Jewel of Infinite Possibilities630/685/639
Uni-Mind Headdress636/688/644

Whew. There are some big upgrades in there.

In conclusion (before I lose my mind), with my current gear, to get 1 more point of sustained DPS, I need 18 int or 5 spell crit rating or 1.9 spell hit rating or 2.4 +damage or 2.7 +frost damage. So spell hit rating is 1.25 times valuable as +damage, while spell crit rating is about half as valuable. Good to know!


Comment from tehfanboi:

You should look at a raid frost spec 40/0/21. You'll get a boost to your Int and 25% of your int becomes +dmg. When I did that with Mervo I went from like a 9k pool to mid 10k mana pool. Now it can break 12k mana in raid buffs. And for PvP spamming arcane blast can just chug out DPS with a high crit% and low chance to resist. (just armory Mervo and look at mine, then imagine the frost instead of fire up to Ice block).

Comment from gregstoll:

That does look like a pretty nice spec. I might change to that at some point, although I'll miss my water elemental.

Comment from tehfanboi:

That is the thing. I was never a believer in the Water elemental. But everyone who has one says they love it. If I want a pet, I'll get my lock out I guess.

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