Maths of Pandaria: Elemental Haste in 5.3
by, 11-06-2013 at 02:03 AM (31764 Views)
After the changes to Lava Burst in 5.3 I've been looking at haste & mastery scaling, attempting to get some simple guidelines to how much of each you should have. Now, it's important to note that these are rough guidelines, and may differ from stat weights that you get with a particular gear set. The guidelines are also broken down into those with the Legendary Meta Gem (LMG) and those without. This excludes Mastery from raid buffs like Grace of Air
Haste until 18214 > Mastery > Haste above 18214 > Crit
This 18214 point (17614 for Goblins) is where your GCD will hit 1 second without other haste buffs. The actual values will fluctuate a bit, but that's the essential priority you want. Not much to it really. Given the stat requirements to hit 18k haste I doubt this will be of much concern for the current tier, and potentially the next one too. This makes a more simplified version:
Haste > Mastery > Crit
Haste until 4204 > Mastery = Haste between 4204 & 19771 > Haste over 19771 > Crit
The 4204 point (3741 for Goblins) is a 1 second GCD with the haste aura and one 30% haste buff. 19771 (19154 for Goblins) is where 2 second casts will hit 1 second with the haste aura & one 30% haste buff. Again given the stat requirements to hit the second haste target (around 35,000 haste & mastery rating) so I doubt that will be practical for this expansion either. Again, a simplified version:
Haste until 4204 > Mastery = Haste above 4204 > Crit
An easy way to work out how much Haste and Mastery you should have is to add them together, subtract 4204 for that initial target, then divide by two. This will be your Mastery target, while your Haste target is Mastery + 4204.
Mastery Target = ( H + M - 4204) / 2
Haste Target = Mastery Target + 4204
I'm should point out that this required a fair bit of data generation, graphing and interpretation. The above is also not completely 100% perfectly super accurate for everybody, but if you're worried about accuracy to that extent then this post really isn't for you in the first place. This will be merged into the guide soon.
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