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Swissroll

Simulating your character (DPS Optimization)

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Hello Guildies!

I have compiled this basic guide to using SimulationCraft and RaidBots.com in order to optimize your DPS. These methods will give you mathematical evidence can be used to make critical decisions on gear, stat priority, gems/enchants, and talents.

 

SimulationCraft Add-on

In order to run simulations, we will need to upload data specific to your character (essentially a formatted string that defines your character). The SimulationCraft add-on will create this formatted string for you, allowing you to get a snapshot of your character's race, talent spec, talents, and gear (equipped and in bag, but not in bank).

Step 1:

Download and Install SimulationCraft

https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/simulationcraft

Step 2:

Open WoW and Log into the character you would like to Simulate! Say Hello, Bauble!

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Step 3: in your chat frame, type /simc

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Step 4: Copy the generated string to your clipboard for use in the next section!

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RaidBots.com

Raidbots is a website that will allow you to run simulations of your character

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Types of Simulations
  In this guide, I will provide a few of the most common ways to use this tool.

  • Quick Sim: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to determine your current "max" DPS in your current state (under ideal circumstances)
  • Stat Weights: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to determine what gems and enchants you should be using (given current stats)
  • Talent Compare: Use this Simulation mode to compare different talent builds
  • Gear Compare: Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to compare gear (Got a new piece of gear that you're unsure of? RUN THIS SIM)
  • Top Gear: The most complicated simulation. Use this Simulation mode when you are looking to compare configurations of your best gear, talents, and enchants/gems

 

 

Quick Sim

Step 1: Paste your Character String into the provided form:

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Step 2: Select Sim Options:

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This interface allows you to specify the buffs you would like to simulate with, any consumables you might have active, and the length of the fight. I recommend that you do not bother with changing the config on the top, and only work with the Reorigination Array Stacks and Raid Buffs/Consumables for this Sim.

Step 3: Run your Sim! Once the system processes your request and generates your simulation, you will be presented with your data.

 

Stat Weights

For Stat weights, follow the same process as above, and you will find the stats that you should prioritize based on your current gear and talents. In this simulation I recommend removing bloodlust from your simulated raid buffs, as this may skew the haste stat weight.

 

Talent Compare

For Talent comparison, simply create multiple talent builds in the interface using "duplicate talent set" and run your simulation.

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Gear Compare

In gear compare, the tool allows you to compare your current gear with a constructed gear set. You can add in-game items, configure their ilvl, and specify azerite traits, if applicable.

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Top Gear

Top Gear combines aspects of all the above sections, but is limited to gear equipped and in your inventory. You are able to simulate gear and talent changes together here, to allow you a lot of flexibility for simulation. Explore this if you would like to plan out specs and gear for different situations.

 

 

Edited by Swissroll

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