Believe it or not, Mr. Robot studies humans at length. He’s fascinated at how we interpret things and how we find things easy or hard to use. He’s noticed that the stat weight editor has been a bit confusing for some humans in the past, so he really wanted to present it better.
- Overview of the changes
- New stat weight editor for tanks, healers, and DPSers
- Haste breakpoint picker
- Also, you can view Haste breakpoints for every class on our new Haste breakpoint pages (found in the “World of Warcraft” drop down menu at the top of our site).
Here are the changes we’ve made:
- Widgetization (the act of turning things into widgets): we turned the haste cap into a little haste-breakpoint picker, moved the hit-cap option to a drop down menu, and a few other things.
- Haste-breakpoint picker: This is super, super-cool. It’s hard to figure out (or even find) haste breakpoints. So we list them ALL for you, and you can even look at breakpoints with different buffs. We also show the Haste Rating & the percentage side-by-side (a popular request). You really, really should check this out.
- Stamina simplification: we removed the stamina cap option because getting to a specific cap isn’t meaningful. Instead, we replaced it with 4 stamina levels. Each level is meant to do something different, for example, the highest stamina level will gem, enchant, and do everything to stack stamina. The lowest level won’t choose stamina gems or enchants.
- Removed the 7.5% EXP cap for all tanks except DKs: It’s the general theorycrafting consensus that there is no reason to aim for 7.5% expertise over 15% (except for DKs). So we’ve removed that option (except for DKs). DK’s have an ability that is not affected by parry, so it makes sense for them to keep that option.
- Removed soft-cap crit for all classes except Frost Mages: Nobody is really in danger of reaching the melee-soft cap on crit yet (except Frost Mages). So we removed that option. We will keep an eye on this as higher levels of gear come out (including Valor upgrades) and revisit this as needed.
- Why remove options? A few reasons: if the option isn’t useful, we don’t want people trying to use it and getting confused. Less stuff on the editor makes it easier to digest It also speeds up the optimizations.
Tank stat weights
Tanks have a couple changes:
- Stamina targets: We now provide different Stamina targets, from low to high levels of stamina. You’ll see a description next to each option that explains what should roughly happen. For example, if you choose “Medium Stamina” Mr. Robot will only suggest gems with stamina on them to pick up socket bonuses, and weights stamina trinkets a bit lower.
- Expertise caps: We removed the Expertise Cap of 7.5% for all tanks except DKs. All other tanks are automatically capped at 15% Expertise for raiding, 12% for 5-mans, and 6% for PvP. You can choose the cap in the drop down menu from the Hit/Exp widget.
Healer stat weights
Healers have a few changes:
- Haste breakpoint picker: this is amazing. Click the green “Change Soft Cap” button to get a Haste picker tool. When the Haste picker is open, you can select which permanent and temporary buffs you want to see in order to pick your breakpoint. You can now turn off the 5% Haste raid buff if your group doesn’t have it (a popular request we can now accommodate).
- Haste stat weights: you’ll see that Haste is listed twice in the stat weight editor (on the left). Once is listed as a pre-cap weight, and the other is listed as a post-cap weight. In english, you’re saying, “Hey, Haste is worth a lot to me up to my breakpoint, after that it’s not very important.” This will make Mr. Robot give you all sorts of Haste until you reach your cap, then give you hardly any Haste (or even no extra Haste).
- Spirit soft cap options: you can enter a cap (as a rating) at the point where you feel your mana regen is comfortable. Note that sometimes you don’t even need a cap: the idea is if your regen is high enough, you can keep on casting and casting and never run out of mana. However, some players want a cap, so here it is (Mr. Robot won’t judge either way!). You can now also choose to include or exclude Spirit from trinket procs, enchant procs, and meta gem procs. If you choose to include it (which is the default), we include the average amount of spirit you get from each proc over the course of the fight.
DPS stat weights
DPS stat weights have a few changes:
- Haste breakpoint picker: If Haste breakpoints are relevant to your class & spec, you’ll see the Haste Picker widget. This is amazing. Click the green “Change Soft Cap” button to get a Haste picker tool. When the Haste picker is open, you can select which permanent and temporary buffs you want to see in order to pick your breakpoint. You can now turn off the 5% Haste raid buff if your group doesn’t have it (a popular request we can now accommodate).
- Haste stat weights: Again, if Haste breakpoints are relevant, you’ll see that Haste is listed twice in the stat weight editor (on the left). Once is listed as a pre-cap weight, and the other is listed as a post-cap weight. In english, you’re saying, “Hey, Haste is worth a lot to me up to my breakpoint, after that it’s not very important.” This will make Mr. Robot give you all sorts of Haste until you reach your cap, then give you hardly any Haste (or even no extra Haste).
- Hit cap widget: you have always been able to change the level of Hit required, as well as force the Hit cap. However, it was under the options menu instead of in the stat weight editor. Well that doesn’t make much sense… does it?! So, we’ve moved it to the stat weight editor for a better experience
- Crit caps for Frost Mages: we’ve now added in the 25% Crit cap for Frost mages, to account for the Shatter ability.
Understanding the Haste Breakpoint Picker
I want to point you to one of the coolest resources we’ve ever published – Haste breakpoints for every class, with the ability to turn on/off every permanent buff & temporary buff, including class-specific abilities. Once that goes live, I’ll provide you with the link.
We also put the same functionality in the stat weight editor. Click the “Change Soft Cap” button in the Haste widget to get the breakpoint picker. Here is a walkthough to understand the tables. I used my Resto Druid as an example, but the idea and layout is the same for every class & spec.
Hope you like the new interface – we’re always trying to improve things based on user feedback. If you have questions about the new interface, let us know (leave a comment). Even if you LOVE it, you can tell us… I’ll pass along any praise to Mr. Robot himself.