Dream of Cenarius
Here are some illustrative numbers for DoC - btw, I must be off somewhere because they don't make much sense to me:
assume Eclipsed MF/SF hits for ~6,000 per tick + 6,000 initial dmg
Eclipsed MF/SF = At my gear level I get 9 ticks on an NG'ed MF/SF
Thats 60,000 dmg total and my NG'ed GCD is 1.15s = 52,173 DPET
If I cast a NS'ed HT right before I apply MF/SF, I get:
Eclipsed, DoC'ed MF/SF at 9,000 per tick + 9,000 initial dmg = 90,000 total dmg but my effective cast time is now 1.15s (MF/SF GCD) + 1.15s/2 (taking 1/2 of NS'ed HT GCD) = total effective cast time of 1.725s = 52,173 DPET?
What am I missing here - it is a DPET wash under the most favorable rotational scenario (NS'ed HT) and if I have to hard cast a HT (2.25s base with haste, 1.95s NG'ed HT) it looks like a significant DPET loss
People are saying that DoC is simming higher than the other talents, I just don't understand how tbh.
Heart of the Wild
I played around with this a bit. I "get" the utility and such, plus the 6% stat buff.
The way it plays out with my gear, HotW adds ~600 Int to me - @~3dps per Int point = ~1,800 raid buffed DPS. That is static. When I go kitty, do a weapon change and pop HotW I can get sustained (unbuffed) dps of 33,000 over the 45s window. Since my base unbuffed dps (no CDs, just rotation) is ~ 30,000, it is an increase of ~10% for that 45s.
Raid buffed, my dps (per WrathCalcs) is around 46,000 (best case scenario - excludes lvl 90 talent dps). Since HotW is a 6 min CD lets assume a 6 min boss fight. That gives a dps increase of 600 dps (10% increase to 46,000 base dps during a 45s window over a 6 min fight)
Putting them together: 1,800 static + 600 HotW role change = 2,400 dps.
As a comparison, WrathCalcs is showing Incarnation at 2,200 dps, FoN at 2,800 dps, SotF at 2,100 dps and NV at 2,100 dps (also for reference WrathCalcs showing HotW at 2,000 dps).
I understand that WrathCalcs may need some tweaks but I'm confused about DoC and why NV or HoTW are not higher dps than some of the lvl 60 "throughput" tier.