5.1 Affliction Trinkets Redux – Upgraded and Non-Upgraded Permutations

One of the big reasons people end up on the blog is because of the SimCraft generated trinket rankings I have. It’s easily the most popular topic, yet there are a few persistent questions that I’ve seen. Hopefully this post will answer all of them.

I’ve generated a few sets of Sim results, and they’re designed to be read like this:

  • You have one trinket you’re pretty sure is better (496 Essence of Terror), and so you’ve upgraded it twice. Now you have 3 other trinkets: Static-Caster’s Medallion, 484 Relic of Yu’lon, and 489 Light of the Cosmos. You’re trying to decide which one you should use, or if it’s worth it to upgrade the Static-Caster or Light of the Cosmos. To figure this out, you would go down to the chart labeled Essence of Terror – Normal – 2/2 Upgrades, and read the results from there. From there, you can see that DMC2 > LightN0 > StaticCaster2 > StaticCaster0. If you wanted to spend the 1500 VP to upgrade your Light of the Cosmos to 497, you would get roughly 300 DPS more than just using the 484 Relic of Yu’lon.
  • Numbers for all of the charts translate correctly – meaning that if you wanted to rank one result in Chart A against another result in Chart B you can do that with the given numbers. I sampled a few results as a sanity check and the difference was < 100 DPS between charts (EssenceH2_Zen0: 124906, Zen0_EssenceH2: 124823; LightLFR0_StaticCaster2: 122240, StaticCaster2_LightLFR0: 122181; DMC2_LightN2: 124682, LightN2_DMC2:124650)
  • The main reason I can’t provide an overall ranking here is because of an issue with SimulationCraft where it crashes immediately after allocating all the memory it needs. I could pre-rank them and simulate them in order though, but that will be a later addendum.

As always, the caveat here is that these are from SimulationCraft and the SimCraft action list isn’t perfect. All sims generated with SimC 510-8, 10k iterations, 450s fight time with 20% variation. Trinketless profile here: http://pastebin.com/CcEVFqwR

Essence of Terror – Heroic – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 517 Version

Essence of Terror – Heroic – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 509 Version

Essence of Terror – Normal – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 504 Version

Essence of Terror – Normal – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 496 Version

Essence of Terror – LFR – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 491 Version

Essence of Terror – LFR – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Essence of Terror – 483 Version

Light of the Cosmos – Heroic – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 510 Version

Light of the Cosmos – Heroic  – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 502 Version

Light of the Cosmos – Normal – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 497 Version

Light of the Cosmos – Normal  – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 489 Version

Light of the Cosmos – LFR – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 484 Version

Light of the Cosmos – LFR  – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Light of the Cosmos – 476 Version

Relic of Yu’lon – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Relic of Yu’lon – 484 Version

Relic of Yu’lon – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Relic of Yu’lon – 476 Version

Static-Caster’s Medallion – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Static-Caster’s Medallion/Shock-Charger Medallion – 504 Version

Static-Caster’s Medallion – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Static-Caster’s Medallion/Shock-Charger Medallion – 496 Version

Jade Magistrate’s Figurine/Blossom of Pure Snow – 2/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Jade Magistrate’s Figurine/Blossom of Pure Snow – 497 Version

Jade Magistrate’s Figurine/Blossom of Pure Snow – 0/2 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Jade Magistrate’s Figuring/Blossom of Pure Snow – 489 Version

Zen Alchemist Stone – 1/1 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Zen Alchemist Stone – 466 Version

Zen Alchemist Stone – 0/1 Upgrades

5.1 Affliction Trinket Rankings with Trinket 1: Zen Alchemist Stone – 458 Version

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