Updated June 11, 2008 Finally got the 2.4 adjustments:
- Blacksmithing Weaponsmith changes (main-hand to one-hand changed and added to off-hand index below).
- Corrected Talon of the Phoenix Main Hand weapon.
- Weapon speeds adjusted for EP value indexing.
Updated March 30, 2008 Added two more Patch 2.4 items:
- Claw of Molten Fury Awesome main hander for PVE enhancement shaman.
- Fist of Molten Fury Lousy for PVE enhancement shaman, but great for Fury warriors and rogues.
Click on images below for more detailed stats on each item.
Note: Please regard these rankings based on *my* formula and you should use your own formula if you want a perfect comparison (i.e. Shiv of Exsanguination vs. Netherbane values). Please come up with *your* list of weapons if you do not agree with my list. Just saying that one comparison is incorrect without your own list and formula is just nay saying and lacks any serious credibility. Pointing to a sim to run each comparison is simply pointing to a tool, but you need to run your mechanism for each and every weapon for a worthwhile analysis. Your mileage may vary!
I started this based on the pure dps and speed factors to derive the baseline weapons values: ((DPS*Speed) + 0.5*DPS)/3, but now I’ve added the stats and ability modifiers based on EP values from Elitist Jerks Enhancement Shaman theorycrafters.
Updated Feb 8, 2008 to reflect upper tier pvp items and 2.3 patch changes.
Updated Feb 12, 2008 to divide up the Main-hand (purple) vs. Off-hand (blue) choices. Off-hand BEST values are roughly 50% value overall when compared to Main-hand full damage coefficient. Included 3 weapons from PTR 2.4 patch.
Updated Feb 13, 2008 Reviewed and calc EP values according to http://elitistjerks.com/f31/t13297-enhance_shaman_collected_works_theorycraft_vol_i/
Ok. I’ve finally factored in the +stats and EP derived values for each weapon. The only thing I have not included is the proc EP values of say… Dragonstrike haste effect. Because this “Chance on hit: increase haste rating by 212 for 10 seconds” is proc based, I have not included its added benefit to the overall value of the item, even though in-game it is highly effective. More next update on procs.
Updated Feb 14, 2008 Also: added basic gems to add +strength and +crit to sockets for weapons that have a socket slot as well as global 20% PPM on Chance on hit: abilities. Added additional 3 dps for The Decapitator for the hurl damage added every 3 minutes.
Updated Feb 21, 2008 Added in more Patch 2.4 items including:
- Blade of Serration
- Shiv of Exsanguination
- Grip of Mannoroth
- Swift Blade of Uncertainty
- The Mutilator
- Vanir’s Left Fist of Brutality
- Vanir’s Left Fist of Savagery
- Bombardier’s Blade
- Vanir’s Right Fist of Brutality
General formula :Enhancement Shaman Value = weapon dps * (( main-hand EJ EP 9.03 /2.6 ) * speed) + (attack power * t5 modifier 1.0) + (strength * t5+kings modifier 2.2) + (agility * t5 modifier 2.0) + (crit rating* t5 modifier 2.0) + (hit rating * t5 modifier 1.4) + (haste rating * t5 modifier 1.5) + (armor penetration * t5 modifier 0.3) + (expertise rating * t5 modifier 3.0) + (special abilities on-use and chance-on-hit)
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