Most of the time when we raid, someone ends up running a Warcraft Log (WCL) for us. We’ll paste the link in the #raiding-logs channel and discord, people will glance at their parse number, and move on. But WCL is an amazing tool that can help boost your damage and survivability, if you spend the time to dig around in it. Today I’ll dig into how read the charts to improve your DPS. For Healers and Tanks, you’ll want to pay attention to Method 1 to see how your talents and trinkets stack up with others. Otherwise, feel free to take a nap during today’s class.
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A few weeks ago, I added a link to the Raid Announcements channel on discord: a Ministry of Defense WoW Audit.
This is a useful tool for Raiders and Raid Leads alike. I’ll walk through the basics of each sheet.
Those of you active on the Discord may have noticed a new channel and feature: a Raidbots bot.
For those unfamiliar, Raidbots is a dps simulation website that runs off of SimulationCraft / SimC. (Sorry, tanks and heals, you’re unsupported at this time.) You can download the SimC addon and run your information in game, then paste the result into the site, for the best results. You can also compare gear in your bags or compare talents to find out what will output the most DPS on a per-fight basis.
We’ve added this functionality to our Discord server to make simming your dps even easier for you!
One of joys of Raid Leading is number crunching and analysis.
…I promise, Raid Leading IS a joy.
In order to get through Heroic, we need everybody to use every buff, boost, and steroid they’ve got available to them.