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Improved Stormstrike talent causes dps drop

Jul 5, 2010 at 5:27 AM
Edited Jul 5, 2010 at 5:38 AM
While simming various talent combos today (using version 1.9.8.8), I discovered that any points spent on the Improved Stormstrike talent seem to result in a decrease in dps score. In other words, Enhsim gives me higher dps if I simply don't spend the talent points *at all*, rather than if I spend them on ISS!

0 points in ISS gives me ~9324 dps. 1 point gives me ~9289 and 2 points gives me ~9240.

Is it possible I'm configuring something incorrectly? Does Improved SS have a hidden dps cost? Or is it possible there's a glitch in the sim?

Thanks for any feedback :)

My Enhsim config file follows:

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### Saved by v1.9.8.8 of EnhSimGUI

config_version 1.9.8.8

simulation_time 20000

simulation_time_combatlog 300

combat_length 7.00

report_count 80

threads 1

combat_length_rng_factor 0.35

min_lag 350

max_lag 400

simulate_mana 1

cast_sr_on_cooldown 0

ep_precision 2

ep_base_stat ap

ep_ap 80

ep_crit_rating 40

ep_hit_rating 40

ep_expertise 4

ep_haste_rating 40

ep_armor_penetration_rating 40

ep_spellpower 46

ep_dps 7.5

ep_mana 600

ep_spirit 40

ep_mp5 40

mh_auto_attack 1

oh_auto_attack 1

wait_ss_with_wf_cd 0.00

cast_ll_only_if_wf_on_cd 0

use_bloodlust 1

always_bloodlust_wolves 0

sync_bloodlust_with_trinkets 0

cast_lvb_only_if_ed_left 15.0

cast_lvb_only_if_fsdots_left 4

cast_lvb_only_if_fs_active 1

cast_fs_only_if_dots_left 0

cast_ls_only_if_charges_left 2

cast_magma_only_if_ticks_left 2

cast_sr_only_if_mana_left 1250

use_mana_potion_if_mana_left 3000

necrotic_touch 0

necrotic_touch_heroic 0

rotation_priority_count 14

rotation_priority1 MW5_LB

rotation_priority2 FS

rotation_priority3 SS_0

rotation_priority4 LS_0

rotation_priority5 FE

rotation_priority6 MT_0

rotation_priority7 SW

rotation_priority8 SR

rotation_priority9 ES

rotation_priority10 SS

rotation_priority11 LL

rotation_priority12 FN

rotation_priority13 MT

rotation_priority14 LS

aoe_rotation_priority_count 12

aoe_rotation_priority1 SW

aoe_rotation_priority2 SR

aoe_rotation_priority3 SS_0

aoe_rotation_priority4 MW5_LB

aoe_rotation_priority5 LS

aoe_rotation_priority6 FE

aoe_rotation_priority7 MT

aoe_rotation_priority8 FS

aoe_rotation_priority9 ES

aoe_rotation_priority10 SS

aoe_rotation_priority11 FN

aoe_rotation_priority12 LL

fight_name standard_single_target

miss 8.00

dodge 6.50

glancing 24.00

armor 10643

spell_miss 17.00

nature_resistance 0

fire_resistance 0

frost_resistance 0

arcane_resistance 0

shadow_resistance 0

additional_targets 0

additional_target_percent 0.00

additional_target_level 80

armor_debuff_major 20.0/20.0

armor_debuff_minor 5.0/5.0

physical_vulnerability_debuff 0/4.0

melee_haste_buff 20.0/20.0

melee_crit_chance_buff 5.0/5.0

attack_power_buff_flat 687/687

attack_power_buff_multiplier 0/99.7

spell_haste_buff 5.0/5.0

spell_crit_chance_buff 0/5.0

spell_crit_chance_debuff 0/5.0

spell_damage_debuff 13.0/13.0

spellpower_buff 280/280

spell_hit_chance_debuff 0/3.0

haste_buff 0/3.0

percentage_damage_increase 3.0/3.0

crit_chance_debuff 3.0/3.0

stat_multiplier 10.0/10.0

stat_add_buff 51/51

agi_and_strength_buff 178/178

intellect_buff 60/60

replenishment 0

water_shield 0

mana_spring_totem 0

blessing_of_wisdom 1

judgement_of_wisdom 1

mixology 0

flask_elixir flask_of_endless_rage

guardian_elixir -

potion potion_of_speed

food fish_feast

###############################################################################

### Everything in the section below can be replaced by information obtained ###

### from your paper doll stats or exported by the ShockAndAwe addon ###

###############################################################################

race draenei

mh_speed 2.6

oh_speed 2.6

mh_dps 205.6

oh_dps 205.6

mh_crit 47.12

oh_crit 47.12

mh_hit 12.90

oh_hit 12.90

mh_expertise_rating 140

oh_expertise_rating 140

ap 4816

melee_haste 23.07

armor_penetration 21.94

str 141

agi 1562

int 735

spi 165

spellpower 1445

spell_crit 32.07

spell_hit 16.13

spell_haste 17.75

max_mana 15141

mp5 0

mh_imbue windfury

oh_imbue flametongue

mh_enchant berserking

oh_enchant berserking

mh_weapon fist

oh_weapon -

trinket1 herkuml_war_token

trinket2 deathbringers_will

totem bizuris_totem_of_shattered_ice

set_bonus1 t10_battlegear_4

set_bonus2 -

set_bonus3 -

metagem chaotic_skyflare_diamond

gloves_enchant -

cloak_enchant -

ring_proc ashen_verdict

glyph_major1 feral_spirit

glyph_major2 flame_shock

glyph_major3 stormstrike

glyph_minor1 -

glyph_minor2 -

glyph_minor3 -

ancestral_knowledge 4/5

improved_shields 0/3

mental_dexterity 3/3

shamanistic_focus 1/1

flurry 5/5

elemental_weapons 3/3

unleashed_rage 3/3

weapon_mastery 3/3

dual_wield_specialization 3/3

mental_quickness 3/3

improved_stormstrike 0/2

static_shock 3/3

maelstrom_weapon 5/5

convection 0/5

concussion 5/5

call_of_flame 2/3

elemental_devastation 3/3

reverberation 0/5

elemental_focus 0/1

elemental_fury 5/5

improved_fire_nova 2/2

call_of_thunder 0/1

unrelenting_storm 0/3

elemental_precision 0/3

lightning_mastery 0/5

elemental_oath 0/2

lightning_overload 0/5

lava_flows 0/3

storm_earth_and_fire 0/3

shamanism 0/5

Jul 5, 2010 at 5:35 AM
Edited Jul 5, 2010 at 6:09 AM
Actually, I can get the same results with the default config file that comes with the sim.
Jul 5, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Bug must be related to skipping SR from priority list. More mana regen from Improved SS makes that SR is used less frequently which causes drop of dps with T10P2 bonus. If you enable option called  "use SR as soon as possible" DPS goes higher and is almost equal for build with and without Improved SS.