KaptainO, on 08 February 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:
When you're theorycrafting a build what "assumptions" do you make regarding outside factor?
For example, how many stacks of might do you assume you are getting from other people, what sort of Fury uptime do you assume? Do you assume any other buffs like Warrior Banners and such? Do you assume single target? 3 targets? 5+ targets? How many party members do you assume are within Empowering Might range? How much Power do you assume they have (in order to figure out how much more dps the extra might you grant them will give).
Just wondering what kinda baseline framework you are evaluating the builds under.
I'm not "assuming" anything. For starters, it isn't really productive to do so to begin with, unless you know exactly what your teammates are running. For that reason, while it's good to have some sort of overall party damage boost (i.e. Empowering Might), you don't want to go "full support" if that means you are giving up all your DPS to do so. I've had pugs where the entire party ended up as "full suport" and I had to tell them to holy shit please stop stacking useless boons on each other and just attack
. Any competent warrior will bring Banner of Discipline, because it's straight-up overpowered with 100% fury uptime and a passive precision and crit damage boost, so you can generally "assume" that you will at least have that, but beyond that it's better to just act like your party will be useless (if you're pugging, usually they actually will). If you're assuming a competent group, you can factor in 25 stacks of might, 20 stacks of vulnerability, permafury, etc.
Also, for the purposes of this build, single-target and multi-target damage are the same, since all your damage comes from the auto-attack anyway.