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04-30-2007, 04:12 AM

I was just looking for some feedback on some numbers I've been tossing around. The question was, am I wasting any crit from agi/rating? The same question applies for +hit. Basically, I was looking to see if my choices to stack agi (since it was more readily available) were resulting in deceptive damage numbers. Ok, enough blabbage.

Recap

Ok, we had some pretty extensive fights on the prince where I was able to sample in dps mode. I had ~37% crit with pots and buffs and around 3k attack power (unfortunately, not every trial was identical. . . only the first 5). My hit rating was still 118. The following is for white damage only. I performed 1632 swings for auto-attack during the fight(s)

Data Count Percentage

Miss...................34........2.0833%

Dodge.................99.......6.0662%

Parry..................6.........0.466%

Glancing Blow.......642.....39.338%

Critical................574.....35.172%

Ordinary hit..........276.....16.912

Summary

Ok, so lets just check here and see (because I rounded) if this comes to the 100% of attacks that I hope it does. 2.0833+6.0662+0.466+39.338+35.172+16.912= 100.0375. Close enough for government work! Just goes to show I rounded up =]

The Missing Crit

Regardless, it seems that some of my crit% is just not happening. My standard crit rate, unbuffed is around that value. Also note that I missed. This means that, despite my high amount of +hit, I can still use 1 more percent (did you know there was a 99% hit rate cap? you'll always miss 1% of the time. . . bummer).

Have I reached a crit cap? No. I have not pushed ordinary hits off the attack table yet. Unfortunately, I seem to be missing some of my crit. So how unlikely is it that I would show a crit list of 574 when I take 1632 swings? Well, lets estimate that I was at 37.2% crit for that fight (I was at 40.04% potted and 35.2% unpotted. I took 5 potted attempts and 3 unpotted attempts. In one pottted attempt I was wearing tank gear, greatly reducing my crit rate down to 31.86% I just took the weighted average of the three percentages). This percentage would yield 607.145 critical attacks on auto-swing. In essence, I lost 33 critical attacks during the fight. These would have to have been blocks from when I was in front of the mob (where I received those parries). I don't find this to be entirely unreasonable.

Conclusion

I have not yet reached a crit cap, although I seem to be close. I can add 1.0833% or 16 rating to +hit before it becomes utterly useless. Once I hit that, I will approach a crit cap, at which point, the usefulness of agi will be drastically reduced (as the additional crit will cease to benefit me). Until then, the benefits of agi will continue to be nearly equal to that of str, making the two stats almost interchangeable. Don't forget, we druids get 2.2 AP from each str in cat form and 1 AP from agi (but we also get 0.04 +crit % per agi). Silly rogues and your 1 AP from str. . . rofl Grin

Recap

Ok, we had some pretty extensive fights on the prince where I was able to sample in dps mode. I had ~37% crit with pots and buffs and around 3k attack power (unfortunately, not every trial was identical. . . only the first 5). My hit rating was still 118. The following is for white damage only. I performed 1632 swings for auto-attack during the fight(s)

Data Count Percentage

Miss...................34........2.0833%

Dodge.................99.......6.0662%

Parry..................6.........0.466%

Glancing Blow.......642.....39.338%

Critical................574.....35.172%

Ordinary hit..........276.....16.912

Summary

Ok, so lets just check here and see (because I rounded) if this comes to the 100% of attacks that I hope it does. 2.0833+6.0662+0.466+39.338+35.172+16.912= 100.0375. Close enough for government work! Just goes to show I rounded up =]

The Missing Crit

Regardless, it seems that some of my crit% is just not happening. My standard crit rate, unbuffed is around that value. Also note that I missed. This means that, despite my high amount of +hit, I can still use 1 more percent (did you know there was a 99% hit rate cap? you'll always miss 1% of the time. . . bummer).

Have I reached a crit cap? No. I have not pushed ordinary hits off the attack table yet. Unfortunately, I seem to be missing some of my crit. So how unlikely is it that I would show a crit list of 574 when I take 1632 swings? Well, lets estimate that I was at 37.2% crit for that fight (I was at 40.04% potted and 35.2% unpotted. I took 5 potted attempts and 3 unpotted attempts. In one pottted attempt I was wearing tank gear, greatly reducing my crit rate down to 31.86% I just took the weighted average of the three percentages). This percentage would yield 607.145 critical attacks on auto-swing. In essence, I lost 33 critical attacks during the fight. These would have to have been blocks from when I was in front of the mob (where I received those parries). I don't find this to be entirely unreasonable.

Conclusion

I have not yet reached a crit cap, although I seem to be close. I can add 1.0833% or 16 rating to +hit before it becomes utterly useless. Once I hit that, I will approach a crit cap, at which point, the usefulness of agi will be drastically reduced (as the additional crit will cease to benefit me). Until then, the benefits of agi will continue to be nearly equal to that of str, making the two stats almost interchangeable. Don't forget, we druids get 2.2 AP from each str in cat form and 1 AP from agi (but we also get 0.04 +crit % per agi). Silly rogues and your 1 AP from str. . . rofl Grin