Tag Archives: warriors

TC401: Avoidance Diminishing Returns in WoD

Avoidance and diminishing returns are topics we’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing in the past. In 2012, I wrote a series of three blog posts discussing avoidance diminishing returns in Mists of Pandaria, chronicling the background of the … Continue reading

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(Re)-Building A Better Metric – Part II

In Part I, we talked about the criteria we wanted to satisfy to ensure that a metric was good, and briefly assessed the results of our beta test of the new version of TMI. The conclusion I came to after … Continue reading

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(Re)-Building A Better Metric – Part I

A few weeks ago, I posted a request for data to test out a new implementation of TMI. This follow-up post took longer than expected, for a number of reasons. A busy semester, wedding planning, and the Diablo 3 expansion … Continue reading

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Post-Blizz-Con Wrap-Up, Part 2

In the last post, I ranted about time travel and lore. This time, I’m going to talk about some of the mechanical changes that were announced at BlizzCon. Stats, Reforging, and Gear There were a lot of different gear-related changes … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft v530-7

Simcraft version 530-7 was released this week, and contains a bunch of bugfixes and updates.  You can download your copy here.  As usual, here’s a list of the major changes: General 5.4 PTR now includes the new Vengeance formulas, including … Continue reading

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Updated Diminishing Returns Coefficients – All Tanks

A few weeks ago, Taser contacted me about calculating the avoidance diminishing returns coefficients for monks to greater accuracy.  As you might remember, we managed to do this for paladins a little less than a year ago by using an … Continue reading

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Simulationcraft 101: Getting Started

As I mentioned on twitter last week, version 530-5 of Simulationcraft has been released.  This is the first version to include the Theck-Meloree Index, a damage smoothing metric we developed in a series of previous blog posts. However, Simcraft is … Continue reading

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Revenge Combinatorics

Since January is apparently “Warrior Month” here at Sacred Duty, I figured I’d share a little side project I’ve been working on. Omega (of DBM fame) and I were having a conversation about warriors on Lei Shi, and what effect … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 3 – Stat Priorities

In case you missed the previous entries, in part one we detailed the model and analyzed a few basic queues that used either Shield Block or Shield Barrier exclusively.  In part two, we analyzed a number of other queues that … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 2 – Rotations

Last time, we went over the model we’ll be using to evaluate different rotations and looked at some basic queues.  We decided that we’d use the SB and SBr* queues (“Spam Shield Block” and “Spam Shield Barrier,” more or less) … Continue reading

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