Disruptive -> Finisher
Disruptive -> Finisher
It's not perfect. It my DW parse GI took over a minute to build to 5 stacks, then proceeded to fall off, while I had 100% uptime in the two hand parse, but they are still pretty damn close.
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Ive seen comments 51/13/2bm was nerfed, then i see contradictory posts of people saying they'll still use it?
And how does 51/9/6 stack up to the 2h 51/13/2bm build in pajacs post? I saw a 3170 (9/6) vs 3152.. If that isnt just crit rng or lost gcds... 9/6 may be better... Doing this on smartphone so hard to keep track of everything.. Will try to do my own testing soon
It comes down to what is the top parsing build? It seems like 51c/9para/6rb 2h may be it now?
Thanks to everyone who is posting
Also thanks to pajac for trying to keep equipment baselined for comparison of 2h and dw builds..
Whoever said champion is the new crutch is right.
Passive damage boosts
But...it's a lot better than it used to be, and at least champion is no longer just a buffet platter for other specs. Nor is paragon. Nor is token RB. And BM is relevant again. As is a raiding RB.
Good time to be a warrior, and At has ended up looking like the best class dev by a standard deviation.
No idea why some are still focussing on 13/2. I think they like the theorycrafted cheese of BM-but-not-a-BM bits in it. The synergy crystal is a soul killer in raid though. No way am I going to use a role slot, with all these good specs, for a 51/13/2.
We don't necessarily have to know which does top STDPS. It's probably irrelevant and we'll have to see how they do in raid setting. These are all so similar that it doesn't really matter which one is top on dummy now.
I agree we are in an extremely good spot as far as multiple competitive builds (nice job Atrius). I don't have the parses to prove it (wasn't using ACT on the PTS just simplemeter), but I parsed between 4400-4700 with multiple specs raid buffed with full ID gear on the PTS a couple nights ago.
The specs I tested were: 51/13/2, 51/9/6, 43/23, 38/22/6(dw). They were all within 5% dps of each other which is fantastic, because now we can utilize specs that give us the best options on a per fight basis in ID (mobility vs. range vs. aoe etc).
The only downside I think currently, is that mages are still about 300-400 ahead of us ST with their best spec. The mage who I parsed against was consistently doing 4800-5100 with defilemancer with equal gear and slightly less PAs.
So overall we have more specs that are competitive than we have ever had before, we just need probably a very slight bump in ST dps (maybe increase AP contribution slightly), to make things perfect.
Basically im talking about the difference between the AP gains from 1x finisher + 2x Builders versus 1x finisher + 1x Builder @ a 50% chance. Being able to use finishers 1.5 faster than non WM builds at 50% of the time i would THINK would be a noticeable boost to the rotation DPS.
Assuming Punishing Blow spamming is enough to make up for the loss of burst finishers, FB ticks and TS ticks.
I simply never caught any posted parses for this build specifically, and i really REALLY don't want to still have to rely on BURST finishers. >_<"
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