Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Idol of the Crying Wind

A few people have been asking about this on the forums, as well as have been asking me ingame. Murmurs has already done the math so I'll just copy and paste it here. Please note, these are just with the basic stats.


Spell Power
- 2244
Haste - 18.15%
Crit - 22%

Base Damage - No Idols applied

Insect Swarm Damage
(215 + (2244 * 0.2)) * (1.03) * (1.04) * (1.13) * (1.03) * (1.3) = 1075.88743 per tick

Insect Swarm Cast Time
1.5 / 1.16 = 1.29

Starfire Damage
(1130 + (2244 * 1.2)) * (1.1) * (1.03) * (1.04) * (1 + (.26 * 1.09) * 1) * (1.13) = 6532.58854

Average Starfire Cast Time
(3 / ((1 + (18.15 / 100))) / (1 + (.2 * (1-(1-.26)^2)) = 2.33

Idol of the Crying Winds -

Insect Swarm Damage
(277 + (2244 * 0.2)) * (1.03) * (1.04) * (1.13) * (1.03) * (1.3) = 1176.37706

This is an increase of 101 damage per tick. At 7 ticks, that's a total of 707 damage over 14 seconds or 50.5 DPS.

Idol of the Shooting Star
(1295 + (2244 * 1.2)) * (1.1) * (1.03) * (1.04) * (1 + (.26 * 1.09) * 1) * (1.13) = 6814.54865

This is an increase of approximately 282 damage per cast (technically it's 281.96011, but I digress) at an average cast time of 2.33, that's an increase of 121 DPS. But that is merely a raw DPS increase to the spell, since we're attempting to maximize damage you have to look a bit deeper.

As I said, Idol of the Crying Winds is 707 over 14 seconds, nothing you can do will increase how fast you get this additional damage, it will always occur over 14 seconds.

Idol of the Shooting Star only adds 282 damage per Starfire cast. It takes 2.5 Starfire casts in order for the damage added from Idol of the Shooting Star to equal the damage increase given by Idol of the Crying Winds. Since you can't really do 1/2 of a cast, we'll just set it to 3.

So, it takes 6.99 seconds for Idol of the Shooting Star to increase your damage by more than Idol of the Crying Winds. This still leaves approximately 7 seconds, half of Insect Swarm's duration, to further increase the gain.

Clearly, the Starfire Idol is better.

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For those who like more indepth math, here's Graylo's

http://graymatterwow.blogspot.com/2009/04/guide-to-moonkin-idols.html
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So please, understand, this idol is terrible. Don't get it. Maybe for ilvl, but really now...

1 comment:

VA said...

If you're looking at overall damage in a fight, don't use this idol. If you want to increase your DPS average say from 3200 to 3400, you do this by upping your average damage. Let's say your ISS used to hit for 1000 per tick, and you use it to help increase your wrath damage which hits for 3000 on average. You're average dps will be about 3200. With the idol, you're ISS now ticks for about 1500, which should translate to about 3500 dps. You just upped you average dps. Of course it is all based on averages. The higher base to work with the higher average you will obtain. Using any other idol and having ISS active during a fight, will lower your average per hit. It's the math of averages.