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DPS Gearing for 2018, Patch 5.6

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DPS Gearing for 2018, Patch 5.6

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Evolixe
01.07.2018 , 12:19 PM | #1
These numbers are the current recommended stats, given separately for PvP and PvE respectively. Additionally due to much of the end game pve content being levelcapped to 70, that changes what sort of gear you want to enter it with. All details down below.

General

Unlike in 5.x we don't really have the luxury of choosing for the 1.3 GCD alacrity threshold anymore since it quite simply costs too much to get there. So the current thresholds are the following:

110% Accuracy = 1590 rating
105% Accuracy = 638 rating
7.15% Alacrity/1.4 GCD = 1213 rating

Uncapped sets use Lethal Superior R5 mods. There are discussions about either R2 or R5 are dominant, information about it is conflicting. Graphs and calculations show that Mastery is slightly ahead of Power in terms of 1 for 1 strength. As such I recommend R5 mods.
You can roll with R2 if you like, the difference is negligible.

306 Deception
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PvE uncapped content

  • Power/Mastery Relics

  • 1x Initiative R18
  • 1x Initiative R19
  • 5x Accuracy Augment

  • 1x Nimble R20
  • 1x Nimble R19
  • 4x Alacrity Augment

  • Crit for both Implants and Earpiece
  • 3x R18 or R19 Adept
  • 5x Crit Augment
  • Crit Crystals

  • Accuracy Stim

  • Armor Penetration AMPs
As for the capped content; it changes things because even if you change/drop some items.
You will have the maximum amount of endurance/mastery and power you can get anyway.

A Power relic for example won't help you because while its active it won't actually give you any additional stats due to the cap.
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PvE capped content
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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In PvP we have no real need for so much Accuracy.
Dropping some allows us to get a little more Power and Mastery instead.

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PvP

  • FR+SA Relics

  • 1x Initiative R5
  • 2x Accuracy Augment

  • 1x Nimble R19
  • 1x Nimble R20
  • 4x Alacrity Augment

  • Crit Implants and Earpiece
  • 4x Adept R18/R19
  • 3x Crit Augment

  • 7x Mastery Augment
  • Mastery Crystals
  • Mastery Stim

  • Weapon Expertise AMPs


Summing it down


  • Stats are listed by order of importance. However as explained in lower gear levels Alacrity isn't as big of a deal. Accuracy is, though.
  • The reason there is a difference in AMPs between PvP and PvE has everything to do with player armor values and the origins of our peak damage.
  • You could opt to stack a little more Crit for the PvP build by using Crit Crystals/more Crit augments.
  • Accuracy and Alacrity are here to stay.
    You should get at least some Accuracy and what I give you here is what I recommend.
  • Don't deviate from the Alacrity numbers unless you have a good reason to (Bad ping, not filling GCDs etc) The reason for this is that the amount of Alacrity I guide you to puts you past the threshold for a lower GCD. Getting any more or less will just hurt you. It either doesn't affect the GCD or it affects it in a negative way.



If you have any further questions I would like to redirect you to the Discord Server in my signature. There are currently 280 Assassins and Shadows over there which will gladly help you on your way.
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Kirtastropohe
01.07.2018 , 12:43 PM | #2
thx for posting it

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Evolixe
01.07.2018 , 12:44 PM | #3
Np fam

Oh uh, report it for a sticky if you will. The old stickies out there are.. old.
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Eli_Porter
01.07.2018 , 01:52 PM | #4
This is exactly the setup I use as well.

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WayOfTheWarriorx
01.07.2018 , 02:38 PM | #5
Well done Evo.

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Greezt
01.08.2018 , 11:38 PM | #6
How was this theorycrafted, if you don't mind me asking? I'm not saying it's wrong, but you can go down to 756 accuracy by swapping the accuracy stim for a mastery one and a crit enhancement for an accuracy one. Is 330 crit more valuable than 240 mastery and 99 power?

I'm just curious about this particular point, since it seems like 9 wasted stat points outside of PvP.

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Evolixe
01.09.2018 , 01:14 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Greezt View Post
How was this theorycrafted, if you don't mind me asking? I'm not saying it's wrong, but you can go down to 756 accuracy by swapping the accuracy stim for a mastery one and a crit enhancement for an accuracy one. Is 330 crit more valuable than 240 mastery and 99 power?

I'm just curious about this particular point, since it seems like 9 wasted stat points outside of PvP.
Like I said, you want to avoid Mastery and Power as much as possible.
You already get several thousand of both stats on gear where you can't avoid it.

And on top of that every point of mastery or Power makes the next point of Crit and Alacrity more valuable.
Even to the point it becomes more valuable than Mastery/Power itself.
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SithLordZenny
01.10.2018 , 12:53 PM | #8
I know the higher alacrity build is obviously the better build..but how is it compared to the low alacrity build? Im guessing like 600-1000 dps loss? Can anyone confirm?

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Evolixe
01.10.2018 , 01:14 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by SithLordZenny View Post
I know the higher alacrity build is obviously the better build..but how is it compared to the low alacrity build? Im guessing like 600-1000 dps loss? Can anyone confirm?
You're handing in 7.7% speed and you gain some stats.
Your milage may* vary based upon your own perfomance and internet connection.
But the difference would be around 5 to 7%.


*Absolutely WILL.
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Kyuuu
01.10.2018 , 07:11 PM | #10
that alot crit to lose, not say it wrong or righti still think this all come do to preference,