Unholy haste point? Be a theory-crafter!

Death Knight
Unholy Gargoyle mechanics:

30 second duration, 3 minute cooldown, casts gargoyle strike with a base cast time of 2.000 seconds. This scales with the players spell haste linearly, eg. if you have 20% spell haste, the cast time becomes (2/1.2) or 1.666 cast time. However, despite the expected 15 shots with a cast time of 2 and a 30 second duration, gary only manages to get off 11 casts with 0 haste.

Testing at first indicated that, no matter his cast time, he would always get off 11 casts. But then...
Spell haste | Cast Time | Casts
00.00% | 2.000 | 11/10/9
19.18% | 1.678 | 11
21.03% | 1.652 | 11/11
21.43% | 1.647 | 11/12
23.60% | 1.618 | 11/11/12
24.29% | 1.609 | 11/12
27.27% | 1.571 | 11
27.34% | 1.570 | 15
27.36% | 1.570 | 16
27.67% | 1.567 | 14
30.51% | 1.532 | 15/15/16
52.00% | 1.315 | 17
65.57% | 1.208 | 16
69.66% | 1.179 | 17/17

Unholy seems to have a haste breakthrough! At this value of spell haste, which SEEMS to be between 27.27 and 27.34, which is 9015 and 9044 haste rating raid buffed, gary starts to scale with haste. This is a major breakthrough, because all of that haste starts to apply to gary at once, and napkin math puts it at as much as a 2-4k dps. This needs more research to find the exact point and confirm the findings. I'll be compiling data, but in-game it's difficult to test every single level of haste.

So here is what we are going to do. Spend 5 minutes to respec to unholy (unless you already are), go to a training dummy, and cast Gargoyle with recount up. Please reply with the following:
Haste rating.
Spell haste in spellbook.
Cast time of gary, (less digits are ok, easy for me to confirm this by looking at spell haste)
The number of casts gary gets off.

Tips!
The most important numbers are between 9k and 9.1k haste.
Much much higher numbers are also important, to see if there are multiple breakthroughs.
5% spell haste does effect gary.
If you want to test a higher number, try getting a shaman to cast bloodlust on you.
DO NOT use darkmist vortex, it will only be up for part of gary's duration, and screw with the number of casts.
Bloodlust only works if it's up for the entire duration of gary.
The more numbers we have, the better.

Credit for discovery of this little quirk goes to Devodante.

Thanks for the numbers from:
Frozendekay
lilucky136
Nangz
9k haste? really? O_O

I mean... I already have around 7k, and sometimes I see myself without enough GCDs to waste my resources(like while using unholy frenzy/hero/AMS during magic damage).
Pretty sure unholy frenzy effects mr gary does he not? Is that not why we cast it in conjunction? :O!
Pretty sure unholy frenzy effects mr gary does he not? Is that not why we cast it in conjunction? :O!

Gargoyle only inherits spell haste.
Still need more data points.
03/26/2013 02:47 AMPosted by Sonus
Pretty sure unholy frenzy effects mr gary does he not? Is that not why we cast it in conjunction? :O!

Gargoyle only inherits spell haste.


Oh you are right. I thought it was an overall haste buff. Thankers.
fck haste...i enjoy my mastery
fck haste...i enjoy my mastery


What you enjoy is subjective, and doesn't matter.
was noticing Gary being higher on my damage when I had my frost gem setup with 14k haste
Not going to update this as no one seems to want to contribute, please check http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1280061-Unholy-haste-breakthrough-Be-a-part-of-theory-crafting!
if you want to remains a part of the discussion.
03/26/2013 03:56 PMPosted by Manarri
fck haste...i enjoy my mastery


What you enjoy is subjective, and doesn't matter.


Mmmm no it matters...mastery is awesome

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