This promotion is now over. All new users still get 1 free week so you can Try before you Buy. The trial starts when you click on a premium feature, no credit card is ever asked for during the trial.
Mr. Robot wants to make sure you are ready for Emerald Nightmare, so he’s making all of his premium features free Monday and Tuesday, Sept 19 and 20.
And we really mean free. No shady credit card tricks, no ploys to get your email and spam you, that’s not how we operate. When we say free, it’s simple. You get to use every premium feature without paying or entering a credit card. You do need an account so we can save settings (which is necessary for some of the features), but we will NEVER email you marketing stuff. Ever. Not even after the free stuff is over.
So like I said, when we say free, we mean it. No catches, no tricks. Continue reading
We will not be continuing our combat logs for Legion. I’m not saying ‘never’ – but they definitely aren’t on our current plans. Keep your eyes peeled for cool collaboration projects between us and Warcraft Logs.
The types of tools we build
We like to give you tools to optimize your character. The gear optimizer and ranked gear lists are a clear winner. We wanted to build other tools around the gear picture.
So we brought gear into the combat log picture for Warlords of Draenor. As you remember, no one had offered that before (or during the entire expansion). Continue reading
Is your character not updating? Or is your artifact not loading?
The armory usually takes a bit to update when expansions hit. That means there are currently some armory artifact loading issues.
No worries! You can use our addon to update your character.
How to use our in-game addon to update your character:
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.
Save all rings & necklaces
Let me quickly explain why. Continue reading
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
“Why can’t I load my Demon Hunter on the site?”
We have support for Havoc on the beta site, where you can play with gear and get DPS numbers. It’s pretty easy to do, and completely free! Vengeance will have to wait a little big longer though.
As always, we’ll have full support by the time the expansion launches (we’ve never missed an expansion deadline yet!) There are just 3 of us working on the whole site, so sometimes we need these last few days and weeks to iron out all of the bugs and finishing touches before we go live.
We have a whole new site upgrade that we’re launching with Legion. The backend code is all new and shiny. Some new feature improvements are coming too (like even easier flows to Best in Bags). But the final site isn’t quite ready yet, so it hasn’t been pushed live.
So I ask on Mr. Robot’s behalf, if you can hang in just a tiny bit longer, he’ll have full gear-optimization support for both Demon Hunter specs by Legion launch, promise! And in return, he will hand-polish all of your armor for launch as well. Pinky swear! 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
Updated for Aug 8 & 11 Hotfixes.
When Warcraft Legion launches, everyone’s wondering what Outlaw rogues should fish for when using Roll the Bones (RtB)? More buffs, Shark Infested Waters, or both?
Reroll the Bones to fish for any 2 or more buffs. You have a 35% chance to get any 2 buff combo.
(Before the hotfix it was best to fish for Shark or any 3+. That recommendation no longer stands). Continue reading
We’re working on the models for each Legion boss and will be putting those into the simulator. That means you’ll be able to answer questions for a specific boss, like “What should my DPS be on the first boss?” Or maybe you want to know “What are the best trinkets for the end boss?”
You get the idea.
But to do this right, we need log data, sometimes with very specific tests. If you’re up to the challenge, let me know. It requires that you turn on advanced combat logging, and send us your raw combat log text file.
Specific test #1: How hard does each boss’s melee auto attack hit?
If/When the raids come back up:
- We need to make sure your armor stays CONSTANT. And that you don’t use any defensive abilities. This is to make sure we get the full, raw, auto attack damage amount.
- We suggest that a tank and a couple of healers go in, and try to get hit 50 times or so. The healers need to make sure they only HEAL. No absorbs or anything that affects armor or reduces damage taken.
- Send us the log, and tell us what boss and the character to look that was hit.
- We need this for every boss, on Normal, Heroic and Mythic. Normal is always open, so that’s our best place to start.
- You don’t have to do every boss, if we get a bunch of volunteers, we can cover more ground 🙂
Upload logs to our dropbox. And leave a comment here with the info you tested, or ping me on Twitter @AskMrRobot or in our Discord.
Raw logs of kills:
- We’ll need to get spell data and timing on all of the other abilities. So raw logs of boss kills with no special tests, will be very helpful as well. Especially for the 2nd raid, as we won’t be able to get to that again for a while.
Upload logs to our dropbox.
- If you feel like you’re pretty knowledgeable about a boss, let us know! If you feel like you’d be explaining the strategy to your team, then we’d love to talk to you. Hit us up on Discord.