Get the Desktop App for Battle.net Now
- All your games in 1 place
- Log in once
- Automatic game updates
I could borrow a lot of the structure from BT.
Your hypothetical RE (only using RS if it could proc):
Rune Refreshes: 2134 + 710 (proc) = 2844
DS's Landed: 1069
RS's Landed: 1581
RE Procs: 710
Pure Blood runes used: 528 (HS) + 183 (RT) = 711
Yours with blind-RS spam:
Rune Refreshes: 2134 + 721 (proc) = 2855
DS's Landed: 1074
RS's Landed: 1584
RE Procs: 721
Pure Blood runes used: 529 (HS) + 183 (RT) = 712
Small increase to number of HS's, but, again, the sim never uses death runes on anything but DS. If the other blood rune is a death rune, it's just going to sit there indefinitely until the F/U pair lines up to use it.
5. no, it gives you an error msg. (something like "you can't use that yet")
6. I believe you are asking if you can use BT without having a fully depleted rune, right? for example B# F# U#.
no you can't, it gives you a different error msg. (something like "you don't have runes available")
I think it's rather remarkable that the DS throughputs are all fairly close, which wasn't what I originally anticipated. The DS throughput on the non-RE gaming one seems higher than I'd anticipate.
Obviously, it's getting a little overblown by being a 100m duration fight, but, just break it down by the uses/minute.
= 29.91 offensive abilities / min
= 33.50 offensive abilities / min
= 30.40 offensive abilities / min
RC is the lazy route, leads to almost the same mitigation (or at least pretty close), and also deals the most damage. I don't think that's how it should be. The RE trials are assuming that the player is actually extremely good, and s/he's rewarded with more DS's, but just consider people who aren't that good with RE gaming. They'll waste opportunities and waste rune types. The BT trials are also capable of using BT lightning-fast, so I think in reality there will be more losses than shown.
The RC player is probably going to the be most accurate out of all the setups I showed. The rest will be somewhere lower, in my opinion.
Of course, my tuning mark is probably way narrower than the developers'. On any realistic fight, it's probably going to be like 20-25 extra abilities, which really isn't that huge (at least not right now), but I don't have an estimate on the variability for short-scale. But, it is still more damage, and I don't really feel like you're trading off anything for it.
I think the main problem with RE is that blood runes are still so useless that you're better off avoiding them.
Edited by Euliat on 4/7/2012 9:42 PM PDT
DS supposedly can't be parried now, which is awesome. Taking the huge rating drop to hit/expertise cap won't leave you with a 7.5% chance to still fail to connect.
Blood Tap supposedly has been changed to add 2 stacks per RS, cost 5 charges per 1 rune, and cap at 10 stacks.
Rune Refreshes: 2156 + 626 (BT) = 2782
DS's landed: 1034
RS's landed: 1567
BT casts: 626
Pure Blood runes used: 537 (HS) + 182 (RT) = 719
Rune Refreshes: 2157 + 626 (BT) = 2783
DS's landed: 1034
RS's landed: 1565
BT casts: 626
Pure Blood runes used: 534 (HS) + 185 (RT) = 719
Edited by Euliat on 4/10/2012 10:56 PM PDT
I was noticing some odd behavior with runes on the beta. Occasionally all my unholy/frost runes would recharge at the same time similar to how runes worked in Wrath. This was with using runic corruption. I was able to repeat this several times in a row so something is going on.
Edit: It seemed to always happen if I used DS while the runic corruption buff was up.
Edit2: NVM its something else going on but I am able to do this quite frequently.
Edited by Deathtime on 4/13/2012 8:22 AM PDT
I was able to do this with runic empowerment as well. But runic empowerment itself is acting weird. I think this may just be a bug.
Essentially when this happens, when you spend a rune, it inherits the remaining cd of its pair and then recharges along side it. So for instance, if you DS and your frost rune had 5 seconds left to recharge, the frost rune you just spent will have 5 seconds recharge and they will be available at the same time.
I think I have noticed this on live but it occurs very rare;y. I usually just claimed I was miss interpreting my runes but I wonder if this is a bug that carried over from live and the changes are making it occur much more frequently.
Edited by Deathtime on 4/13/2012 8:36 AM PDT
I've never noticed any such behavior on live.
I have it, when you miss with an ability that costs runes, the rune will recharge Wrath style. But only if the the other rune of that kind is already recharging.
This will make exp and hit a lot more important.
Edited by Deathtime on 4/13/2012 8:55 AM PDT
Did you notice on live that if you use blood tap and then immediately use the death rune is creates occasionally the rune will instantly be available again even if you connect with the ability? I havent seen that posted anywhere but I notice that all the time.
Edited by Deathtime on 4/13/2012 8:50 AM PDT
Clarification: If you miss with an ability it will gain the recharge time of the other rune in its pair. If that other rune is not recharging than you will have to wait the full recharge time though this part is not being consistant.
This change seems almost intended.
Edit: If you miss with your primary target but connect with the cleave part of heart strike it will go on CD, otherwise if both runes are not on CD and you miss with an ability, you will get that rune back.
Edited by Deathtime on 4/13/2012 9:23 AM PDT
To be blunt, if it is intended, I find it to be completely dumb. That is the most awkward way to force DK tanks to get hit/expertise.
Edited by Euliat on 4/13/2012 12:02 PM PDT
Beta first impressions:
1 - Holy !@#$ playing with low/no hit and expertise is punishing. REFORGE ALL THE THINGS.
2 - Can confirm the random regen issues with RC. It also seems to randomly desync rune pairs which is mildly irritating.
3 - Death Strike heals for more than it hits for. Our damage in general still seems to be pretty pitiful, but it's hard to gauge with no meters.
4 - Roiling Blood is pretty great, mildly unintuitive (Pestilence effect seems to originate from your current target, which can prevent it from reaching all the targets in your Blood Boil).
5 - Finally having AMZ just feels good.
6 - Between Chilblains, Roiling Blood, and Glyph of Death and Decay, we may end up the kings and queens of the kite tanks.
Did a quick Temple run, despite being in full DPS gear I bored the healer to tears and never broke the minimum heal on DS. Hard to say if this is an artifact of instance tuning or ability tuning.
Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.
Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.
Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.