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12.05.2012 , 03:04 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
Adding accuracy makes very, very little difference in your DPS. As an example, my Assassinate hits for a little over 2k (3k if it crits), which is an average damage of 2285.6. It's a special attack, so has an extra 5% accuracy, and I have a bonus 1% accuracy from legacy companions. So, it will miss, on average, 4% of the time. Let's assume a static 360 second fight. Of that fight, 108 seconds will see the boss below 30%. Assassinate has a cooldown of 6 seconds, but in practice, you can't use it that often. Since the proc'd channel is more valuable (both in terms of damage and in terms of healing), you generally use assassinate twice per channel, which comes once every 15 seconds (when you have to wait for force regen due to assassinate usage). Thus, the frequency of Assassinate is 2/15 = 0.133/sec, or 14.4 total assassinates per boss. At a 4% miss rate, we will see an average of 0.576 assassinate misses per fight. That's a damage loss of 1316.51, which comes out to 3.66 DPS.

Even if your group is having issues meeting enrage timers, an extra 4 DPS is not going to help in the slightest. You will literally pick up more DPS by simply allowing your healers the opportunity to throw in a cheap attack now and again, and you can accomplish that goal by stacking mitigation over accuracy. Thus, I would argue that stacking accuracy *reduces* your group's overall DPS.
Normally that would be my logic also but in this combat log the gods of statistic betrayed me and I got 3 sequential misses and that I had started questioning my logic...

To say the truth, I am full blackhole / Campaign mix but my health is aroung 26K I am not believer of 27K+ setup, I stack quite a lot willpower and I can say until now I never loost aggro to a DPS (even to above 2000+ parsers...), I find it no so optimal that the DPS has to slow down because I can generate enough aggro, so my Assinnate hits little bit harder then 2200 average....and one point u are missing, the doom of Sin Tank, it is hard to stick 15s FL HD rotation, for ex, red circle phase in Toth&Zorn , it is really tough to time a full cast of FL there, in that phase I stick more to the Assassinate...