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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
Gearing is currently identical for both specs, which is rather nice for the flex players under us.

Please keep in mind that Earpieces and Implants also count as Enhancements,
since you can choose which stats are on it.


It also doesn't matter if you are using new or old augments.
The 2 stat difference isn't big enough to force a change in gearing.
You just get a bunch more Power and Endurance.

248 Hatred and Deception

In 248 you got 2 options.
The recommended option is that you go with the higher amount of Alacrity.
Reasons to go for the lower amount of Alacrity are explained below.

Quote:
High Alacrity

  • Power/Mastery Relics

  • 1x Accuracy Enhancement
  • 3x Accuracy Augment

  • 6x Alacrity Enhancement
  • 5x Alacrity Augment

  • 3x Crit Enhancement
  • 6x Crit Augment
  • Crit Crystals

  • Accuracy Stim For PvE
  • Mastery Stim for PvP
As for the Lower Alacrity version, there are 2 ways of doing this one.
One with 1617 crit and one with 1848 crit.
The lower crit one will provide you with more stable numbers, but is incompatible with PvP for its high accuracy.
The higher crit one will provide you with higher peak damage in case of generous RNG.
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Low Alacrity Stability
NOT FOR PVP

  • Power/Mastery Relics

  • 2x Accuracy Enhancement
  • 3x Accuracy Augment

  • 1x Alacrity Enhancement
  • 5x Alacrity Augment

  • 7x Crit Enhancement
  • Crit Crystals

  • 6x Mastery Augment
  • Mastery Stim

Quote:
Low Alacrity PeakDMG

  • Power/Mastery Relics

  • 1x Accuracy Enhancement
  • 3x Accuracy Augment

  • 1x Alacrity Enhancement
  • 5x Alacrity Augment

  • 8x Crit Enhancement
  • Crit Crystals

  • 6x Mastery Augment
  • Accuracy Stim for PvE
  • Mastery Stim for PvP

242 Hatred and Deception

In 242 you really only have 1 option. You can't reasonably reach the higher Alacrity Threshold.
And besides that if you're still gearing up I wouldn't worry too much about the Alacrity part.

Quote:
  • Power/Mastery Relics

  • 1x Accuracy Enhancement
  • 3x Accuracy Augment

  • 1x Alacrity Enhancement
  • 6x Alacrity Augment

  • 8x Crit Enhancement
  • 5x Crit Augment
  • Crit Crystals

  • Accuracy Stim For PvE
  • Mastery Stim for PvP


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.
  • Accuracy and Alacrity are here to stay.
    You should get at least some Accuracy and what I give you here is what I recommend.
    For PvP you could opt to drop one Accuracy augment for a Crit one. That's about as far as I'd go down with it.
  • 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.
  • Get your setbonus ASAP. 6x 230 Armorings with set is better than 6x 248 Armorings without set.
  • You get more than enough Power from sources outside of the posted ones. You can't really avoid it in the lower alacrity 248 builds (which is why they are not so great) But you don't need more and you don't want more. Power is massively overrated. Leave it for what it is.



If you have any further questions I would like to redirect you to the Discord Server in my signature.
There are currently 150 Assassins and Shadows over there which will gladly help you on your way.
Evolixe | Exilove
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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.
~ I am Grim.


"There's a word for Lightside Sith. It's called Jedi."

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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,