It’s possible that characters won’t update correctly from the armory. We are unable to test those changes until Blizzard updates their site. It’s possible something changed in the API that we need to modify on our end. It’s possible the armory lags. Either way, we have a workaround for you! You need to get our updated addon – look for version 38 (after 10am PST). Instructions to update your character from the addon can be found here.
No one really knows what they should be for the Legion pre patch. The class changes are still in flux, and people are still figuring out the best ways to play with the new talents and changes to abilities. Since none of this is solid, all stat weights you see people post are best guesses.
If you want to change the default ones we have, click on the edit button next to the stat weights and have fun! Mr. Robot will suggest new gear based on any set of weights you give him.
We suggest using the Legion pre patch to experiment with all of the changes to your class, and not stress about being perfect out of the gate. And by experimenting now, you’ll have a better handle on your spec when Legion launches.
Hellfire Citadel gear will now be on the new “Titanforging” system. This means all drops have a chance to be upgraded by increments of +5 when they drop. We don’t know what the maximum is during the pre-patch. For Legion’s launch, the max upgrade will be “in the 850s” and when the first raid comes out (Emerald Nightmare), the upgrade cap will be 895.
Trinkets from Hellfire Citadel are getting nerfed with the pre-patch. A few things are changing: most of them have less stats now, some procs have been reworked, and the RPPM bug has been fixed. The RPPM bug made the trinkets proc pretty much on boss pull (for the entire expansion). It was a complicated fix and Blizzard was able to do it for Legion, so trinkets will no longer have near-guaranteed proc chances on the boss pull. This will be quite noticeable for those of you who’ve mastered your “openers.”
Bumps in the road
There will likely be a few bumps as things get straightened out after the patch goes live. You see, things change a lot on the PTR, and when it launches, there are often hotfixes. There are also things no one knows the answer to until we get more data, like what the upgrade cap is for Titanforged HFC gear. So hang in there as we update the site when information comes in. As always, with new content, we try to update daily (or sometimes twice a day) with new information and bug fixes.
Patch 7.0 Guides
Mr. Robot doesn’t make guides, but lots of his friends do! Some super smart people put together guides on Icy-Veins, and there’s also a great collection on another favorite resource of mine, Blizzard Watch.
Get ready for the Expansion!
Beta.AskMrRobot.com lets you play with Legion gear, talents and artifacts on the simulator. We’ll have stat weight generation soon, as well as solid gear rankings. So keep an eye on the site, or follow our announcements in our discord, twitter, or this blog.
Note: the simulator is for Legion, and it has all legendaries, set bonuses, and trinket approximations in for all DPS classes. However, it does NOT have T18 (Warlords) set bonuses or trinkets implemented, so unfortunately it won’t help you answer too many Legion PRE patch specific questions. Sorry about that, we know how important pre-patch is to a lot of you.
Testing out Legion talents & artifacts:
We launched a simulator that’s really easy to use. It launched exactly 1 month ago and already has ~100,000 people using it. It’s well-tested and when bugs are reported, they are usually fixed within a day (but often within hours). So if you find a bug, do let us know!
If you want to test out talents or artifacts, it’s really easy. In fact, it’s so easy, I made a 1-minute video to prove it.
The simulator mechanics are solid, open source, and can be verified by anyone on the spell wiki (see Fireball for Fire Mages as an example). Remember that tests are only as good as the APL (spell rotation), so if you want to play around with those, here’s a crash course video. If you see a “Default” option, it means it’s in pretty good shape. If you see a “Template” option, it’s a draft that still need some love.