How many times have you optimized your gear only to have a few gems or enchants changed? You know it is technically better because that one gem swap will get you a tiny bit more DPS…
But you might have wondered, “How much DPS does that really get me, and do I care enough to spend gold on it?”
The Score Threshold feature lets you determine the gain required to replace gems, enchants and relic.
How does it work?
You can set the Score Threshold in the gear filters menu. By default, we set the threshold to 0.5%, but you can customize it. The range starts at 0.25% and go up to 5%, with an option to disable it so that any improvement is always applied, no matter how small.
The Score Threshold is highlight in orange, “BiB Score Threshold” and is set to 1.00% in this example. The yellow highlight controls the quality of gems and enchants you allow, which comes into play with the Score Threshold feature.
Here are some examples:
- Best in Bags wants to change all of your crit gems to haste for a 0.8% gain. You set the threshold to 1%, so Mr. Robot would instead tell you to keep your gems as they are (crit).
- Best in Bags wants to replace a relic for a 0.5% gain. You set the threshold at 1%, so Mr. Robot would not tell you to replace the relic.
- Best in Bags wants you to change all of your mastery gems to crit for a 1.5% gain. You set the threshold to 1%, so Mr. Robot will go ahead and tell you to change your gems.
- The Best in Bags optimizer wants you to use 4 new items that you got, and change your ring enchants from +200 crit to +200 mastery, for a total of +3.20% DPS. Internally, the optimizer figures out that the gain from changing those two ring enchants only accounts for 0.25% of that 3.20% gain. That is below your threshold. So Best in Bags will recommend that you put on your new items, but leave your ring enchants as-is.
There is one exception to the rule. If your filters allow for expensive gems and enchants, Mr. Robot will suggest you replace lower quality gems with higher ones, regardless of the % gained. For example:
- Mr. Robot wants to change your blue quality crit gem to an epic quality crit gem for a 0.3% gain. Your filters allow for epic gems and your score threshold is set to 1%. Mr. Robot will tell you to put on the higher quality gem.
- Mr. Robot wants to change your blue quality crit gem to an epic quality haste gem for a 0.3% gain. Same situation as above, Mr. Robot will tell you to put on the higher quality gem.
Best in Bags only
This feature is tied to the Best in Bags feature. If you haven’t tried it yet, everyone gets a 1-week free trial, and after that you can sign up for $12 a year (or $2 a month if paying monthly).
If your free trial is used up and you want to try it again, send me a message on the forum (Zoopercat).