The question at the top of everyone’s mind today: “How should I spend my artifact points after 7.2?”
You can get an automated, customized answer from Mr. Robot’s simulator. Here’s a short video tutorial that covers 2 ways to do it. Note – you might want to run this for both Krosus (single target) AND Spellblade (AoE) to see how the paths might differ. Then decide based on your needs.
If something seems odd, head over to our forums and ask about it before spending the points.
Sorry for the choppy video, I recorded it while letting my computer chug through some site testing! I’ll update this post with a picture tutorial and more info soon. I wanted to get this out asap since I know a lot of you are raiding and hoping to spend your points.
Update: commentary updated for 7.3. Screenshots are still a bit old, but still relevant.
There’s a filter icon in the character menu bar. It’s your BFF when it comes to looking at all of the ranked gear lists.
Click that filter icon as shown above. And the filter window pops up, as shown below.
These filters control all of your gear lists, from the regular ranked lists, to Best in Slot, to everything in the Upgrade Finder. It will look slightly different now, because it includes the Antorus raid (this is an old screenshot). Continue reading
There are a few low level items worth paying attention to as you craft gear and run dungeons. I wanted to point these out before you vendor them in a leveling craze and the made rush to getting raid-ready gear.
Batch simulations are just a fancy way to say ‘lots of combinations of stuff.’ If you want to find the best talents or rank legendaries, there are often hundreds or more of combinations. And if you want to look at legendaries and talents at the same time, whew, that list gets long.
Mr. Robot does all of this for you, automatically. You tell him what you want to compare and he’ll make the combinations for you, test them out, and rank them according to their DPS.
You get a report that can be sorted and customized, and we even give you a downloadable CSV for those of you who love spreadsheets. Continue reading
This blog posts answers two big artifact questions: Can I level my offspec artifact and not fall behind? What is the best artifact path?
Let’s start with the first question.
How fast can I get traits in my weapon? Will the offspec put me behind?
If you level fast and do your dailies every day, you’ll have at least 20 traits when raids open. (That’s assuming raids open 3 weeks after launch). And the good news, placing some points in the offspec barely sacrifices anything… at most 1 day, all the way to your full 54 point artifact. Yeah, really!
You can take a look at the data yourself, thanks to the work the Kib did on his spreadsheet. Note that this data is the minimum you’ll have if you do all activities, as it doesn’t account for drops from mobs or rares that give Artifact Power.
Here’s a timeline I put together based on his data (click for full size). Continue reading
One of the biggest questions for Arcane Mages in Legion is… When should I start my burn phase?
How long it takes for an Arcane Mage to burn through their mana varies quite a bit – it’s never the same from one burn phase to the next, which is why this has been such a difficult question to answer. But we’ve solved it by asking Mr. Robot to learn how long each burn phase lasts in every simulation. Then he reports the shortest, longest, and average durations in the report so we can start to answer this difficult question.
After a lot of testing, a pattern emerged. The duration of your burn phase depends on your Mastery:Haste ratios, which appears to hold true at any gear level (during tests with Quickening). It’s important to note that these are initial findings and things might change as we do more testing. Continue reading