Time to Theorycraft!

But I am le tired…

Zen have a nap!

ZEN THEORYCRAFT!

So, I’m going to use this primarly to theeorycraft. This is entirely for myself, and I am studying the effects of crit rating on theoretical DPS numbers given a variety of specs. The specs that shall be tested are as follows:

Arc/Pyro – Deep arcane, and deep enough into fire to get Pyroblast

Arc/IV – Deep arcane, and deep enough into frost to get Icy Veins

Arc Frost – Deep(ish) arcane, and about 21 points into Frost for the awesome crit talents and Icy Veins

Fire – standard 10/48/3 thing

Fire/IV – Deep fire, but with 11 in frost to get Icy Veins

Deep Frost – Water Elemental deep in frost

On with the Theoriorizing!

We shall be making the following assumptions:

Base Intellect of 500.

No buffs at all outside of self buffs. (Arcane Intellect and Molten Armor)

Hit capped in all scenarios.

Base spell damage of 1000 for all schools.

Assuming Fight Duration of 9 minutes (considering raid boss fights, this number is about damn average)

At a crit rating of Zero:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 903.17

Arc/IV = 922.30

Arc Frost = 997.88

Fire = 1044.40

Fire/IV = 1066.21

Deep Frost = 1052.75

HIGHEST DPS = Deep fire with Icy Veins. Deep Frost is beating out Deep Fire at this point.

At a crit rating of 100:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 930.88

Arc/IV = 949.44

Arc Frost = 1036.01

Fire = 1082.90

Fire/IV = 1105.52

Deep Frost = 1086.17

Highest DPS remains Deep fire with Icy Veins. Arcane is getting it’s butt kicked.

At a crit rating of 200:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 976.59

Arc/IV = 958.59

Arc Frost = 1074.13

Fire = 1121.70

Fire/IV = 1145.13

Deep Frost = 1119.59

Fire with Icy Veins is still the highest DPS. Deep Fire has overcome frost for DPS.

At a crit rating of 300:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 986.30

Arc/IV = 1003.74

Arc Frost = 1112.26

Fire = 1160.79

Fire/IV = 1185.03

Deep Frost = 1153.00

Let’s do another, at 400 crit rating:

At a crit rating of 400:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 1014.01

Arc/IV = 1030.88

Arc Frost = 1150.38

Fire = 1200.17

Fire/IV = 1225.24

Deep Frost = 1186.42

Hmm. No matter what the crit rating is, Fire is always on top. At about 1k spell damage, mind you, which is about where Tier 4/5 ish mages will be.

Let’s do something ridiculous, and do 2ooo crit rating, just for fun:

At a crit rating of 2000:

(Produced DPS numbers)

Arc/Pyro = 1388.32

Arc/IV = 1398.61

Arc Frost = 1673.18

Fire = 1767.90

Fire/IV = 1804.83

Deep Frost = 1593.93

Why did I do all this?

Mostly I was out to prove that no matter what you’re crit rating was, fire would still be the superior damage dealer. And I was hella right.

Assuming identical gear, and the only variation being the amount of crit rating, which would come out on top? Fire, or Frost?

The numbers speak for themselves. Fire wins.

And Arcane cannot even contend.

CONCLUSION:

No matter what your crit rating is, Fire will STILL be able to output more damage than Frost.

And before you ask, yes, this does take into calculations the Water Elemental, the new Icy Veins, Winter’s Chill, all that good stuff.

Fire wins. ‘Nuff said.

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