Both the AMR and SimC / Raidbots simulators are being worked on so you can run all of your Shadowlands sims. Below is the current status for each tool.
Ask Mr. Robot sims
The AMR simulator is a free, wiki-based simulator. You can edit any formula or rotation in the wiki, and the simulator runs based off your changes.
- Shadowlands sims (and gear optimizations) are fully supported for all DPS, healing for healers, and DPS+toughness for tanks. General raid and M+ scripts are supported.
- Shadowlands talents, spells, covenant abilities, soulbinds, legendaries, and trinkets are implemented for every spec (including tanks & healers). A handful of things need log data to verify (which is noted on the respective wiki pages (see screenshot below for example).
- Rotations are continuously being worked on. If you want to edit rotations, you can do that on the wiki. Expect more updates as more raid data comes in.
- Hotfixes and patches will be updated usually the same day, otherwise within 24 hours.
- Status gets updated on the original post in this forum thread
SimC & Raidbots sims
Raidbots is a web interface for SimC. Raidbots runs on the release-version of SimC, but you can get beta versions of SimC directly from them.
- Raidbots and SimC are fairly stable for supported specs.
- Support for DPS, as well as DPS for some tank specs (no healing or toughness sims). See this spreadsheet for status on which specs are fully supported.
- You can download SimC directly to run Shadowlands simulations now (beta server changes updated within a day), or choose the Nightly SimC builds on Raidbots Advanced options.
- Rotations are continuously being worked on and you can edit rotations in the code. Expect more updates in the weeks following the raid opening.
- Hotfix and patch data post-expansion launch is usually updated quickly (within a day)
If you want to theorycraft about Shadowlands, now is the time to run simulations. Sure, both AMR and SimC/Raidbots still have work to do, bugs to find and fix, etc, but you can still use them to research some theories you might have.
For those of you who just want a quick answer on what to equip, try using Best in Bags to find the best items that you currently own. Or try the Upgrade Finder to see what dungeons you should run, or which raid bosses drop the best loot. This is already simmed for you, then analyzed, and the results are generated in about a second.
Best in Bags, the Upgrade Finder, and why you don’t have to sim
Some people enjoy simming, and when you have the time for it, do it. Other times you just need to optimize quickly to get ready for a raid or mythic +. Try Best in Bags for optimized gear in 1 second, which you can export into an addon and automatically equip everything.
This feature is powered by simulations. We run every necessary combination of gear, talents, conduits, etc, for each spec ahead of time. This takes into account your covenants, your legendary, and so on. All of this simulation data gets analyzed and saved to our database. That way, when you want to optimize, we can use that saved data to give you a result in seconds.
The Upgrade Finder works in a similar fashion, but instead it’s looking at items you don’t yet own. This lets you determine which bosses or dungeons (etc) drop the best items.
Worst in Bags is an indispensable feature right now – it does what you probably think it does… it finds your worst gear. This lets you sell or DE items you don’t need anymore. The in-game addon helps you sell them without even having to locate them in your bags or bank.
If you haven’t tried these features yet, here are some tutorials with more information: