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Avoidance, Mitigation, and Damage Smoothing

The last time we looked at paladin Monte-Carlo simulations, I talked about the possibility of quantifying the damage-smoothing effect.  Before I was able to get around to finishing this post, I revisited the Warrior simulations, and slipped in a sneak … Continue reading

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Avoidance Diminishing Returns in MoP – Followup

A few days ago, Pauladin, who has taken over the LibStatLogic and TankPoints addons, left a comment indicating that he had a more complete data set that was giving him slightly more accurate coefficients for dodge diminishing returns. He was … Continue reading

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MoP Mitigation Stat Weights – Monte Carlo – b16048

The last time we discussed stat weights, I promised to update the Monte-Carlo simulation and test it against the analytical calculations to verify their validity.  I’ve finally gotten around to that, and the results are about as I expected.  There … Continue reading

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L90 Mitigation Stat Weights for Warriors

<edit> It’s been brought to my attention that, unlike in Cataclysm, the mastery rating to mastery percent conversion factor isn’t the same for all classes anymore. I’ve used the paladin value here (600 mastery rating = 1% mastery), but for … Continue reading

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5.0.4 Tankadin Spreadsheet

As a result of a twitter discussion between Rhidach, myself, and Kerridos, I took some time the other day and wrote up a spreadsheet for balancing avoidance and calculating stat weights.  You can access it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjPXp3A1frAgdFQzc3hRSjNuYUZDZzFqcjRESkVXb0E#gid=2 It’s on Google … Continue reading

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Patch 5.0.4 Round-Up

With patch 5.0.4 arriving on live servers tomorrow, and many of the fundamentals of our class turning upside-down and inside-out, I’ve been getting a lot of questions. It seemed like a good idea to post a quick summary of up-to-date … Continue reading

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MoP Beta Mitigation Stat Weights – b15983

The last few days have seen a flurry of beta activity, but none of the builds have done anything to change our survivability calculations. There was one significant survivability change: SotR was finally adjusted to grant the mitigation buff on-cast … Continue reading

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MoP Beta Mitigation Stat Weights – b15961

In terms of mitigation, there have only been a few changes since we last looked at this topic (build 15739). Most of the previous derivation still works. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes we did see: Block was changed … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns for Druids

This will be a quick post, as I’m pressed for time and leave for vacation tomorrow. However, Hinalover provided level 85 and 90 data sets for druids, and I wanted to get the results posted before I leave. The files … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns for Brewmaster Monks

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d be happy to work on the equations for Monks and Druids if someone would submit data. In the comments, disargeria offered to do just that, and provided this data set covering both … Continue reading

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