In response to some discussions we have been having on the Fluid Druid forums, I decided to revisit the relative values of the trinkets, Unheeded Warning, Fluid Death, and the 372 Essence of Cyclone. As I have all three of these, the stat values I am modeling with are actual values taken from my toon. In preparation for this, I reforged to a balanced haste/crit setup. I did the testing against the same four scenarios I used in my previous post about the homogenization of secondary stats. As a reminder, here are the four combat scenarios:
- A 5 minute patchwork style fight (“Patch”)
- A 5 minute patchwork style fight with in combat Ravages with no travel time (“Ravage 0″)
- A 5 minute patchwork style fight with in combat Ravages with 2 second travel times (“Ravage 2″)
- A 7 minute fight that alternates 90 seconds of combat with 30 seconds of downtime which is similar to the air phases on Atramedes (“90/30″)
All tests used the Glyphs of Rip and Shred, and I did full runs with the third glyph being either TF or Berserk.
My test results were not surprising, but it is useful to see consistency across a set of combat scenarios rather than just looking at the trinkets in a patchwork style fight. The combination of Unheeded Warning and Essence of Cyclone continue to test out better than combining either of them with Fluid Death. If you look at the test data you will see a 50-100dps difference depending on the combat scenario. One thing worth taking away from this post (other than the best combination of trinkets) is that there is no single BiS trinket. If you combine either Unheeded Warning or Essence of Cyclone with Fluid Death in some of the tests the combination with Essence of Cyclone is better and in other tests, the combination with Unheeded Warning is better.
|TF Ravage 0||24707||24665||24831|
|TF Ravage 2||24051||24047||24172|
|Berserk Ravage 0||24497||24459||24607|
|Berserk Ravage 2||23903||23910||24004|