Tag Archives: rotations

MATLAB Automation Code

So it’s finally time to unveil a project I’ve been working on intermittently for the last three months.  If you recall, in the past I maintained a suite of MATLAB DPS simulations that attempted to determine optimal rotations, stats, glyphs, … Continue reading

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5.4 WeakAuras Strings

Patch 5.4 is here, and that means it’s time for a WeakAuras update.  The first and perhaps most important piece of news is that WeakAuras has moved.  The original author quit updating it two years ago, and Stanzilla has been … Continue reading

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Tankadin Patch 5.4 Survival Guide

Protection paladins are receiving a number of peripheral changes in 5.4, but nothing that changes our core mechanics.  We’re still going to be stacking haste thanks to Sanctity of Battle – in fact it’s even on two of our tier … Continue reading

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EF & You?

If you’ve been paying attention to the PTR patch notes, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a big change coming in 5.4.  I’m not talking about the change to Grand Crusader, which is mostly irrelevant to how we gear and spec.  … Continue reading

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Stamina Breakpoints?

Last week I investigated two different situations where Simcraft was giving a user stat weights that seemed wrong.  These turned out to be pretty interesting, and are situations that other players could encounter at some point, so I decided it … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft v530-6

Simcraft version 530-6 was released the other day, and it has a whole host of improvements.  You can get it here.  And you can check out my Getting Started guide here. Bugfixes and New Features There have been a number … Continue reading

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Slinging Shields in Slo-Mo

Today’s post is just a quick one, since I’ve been really busy with SimC work this week.  However, it’s something that is a little more immediate, namely the Sacred Shield global cooldown (GCD) bug we’ve been struggling with all expansion. … Continue reading

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SotRdämmerung

As was pointed out in the comments on a previous blog post, the protection 2-piece-turned-4-piece that returns holy power when Bastion of Glory (BoG) stacks are consumed will allow us to keep SotR up 100% of the time.  That comes … Continue reading

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A Tier In My Eye

Sorry for the slow updates, I’ve been deeply engrossed in a secret side project that I’ll hopefully get around to unveiling/announcing next week. However, for this week’s installment of “what Theck could throw together in his spare time” I bring … Continue reading

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Patch 5.3 WeakAuras Configuration

Since 5.2, I’ve made a few modifications to my WeakAuras configuration.  Nothing major, but definitely some quality-of-life improvements. One option that WeakAuras lacks is the ability to set a trigger based on Spell ID and time remaining.  You can do … Continue reading

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