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Scaling factors

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Sta=0.0350  Int=4.6378  SP=3.1804  Hit=6.3289  Crit=2.7720  Haste=1.4481  Mastery=3.0874

Above are the scale factors for destruction, if you’re in BiS gear. You’ll notice that haste is not very valued, yet everyone says that haste is awesome and you should reforge for haste where you can, so why are these values so different? What aren’t they telling us?

Before diving into this, this post is in regarding to some light theory crafting using something called scaling factors, if you don’t know what these are, then it might be worth a skip at least until I do a ‘what are scaling factors?’ post and then this might make a bit more sense. But the shortest version possible is that it tells you what each point of a stat will give you in terms of DPS (in “Theory”). So the TL;DR; Always take generic scale factors you get from a website with a rather large grain of salt.

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