I had my wisdom teeth taken out this morning and, as such, in a bit of pain. Thus, if any of this seems a bit poorly written, oh well. Hopefully it makes enough sense to get my point across.
And what, exactly, is the point to this piece? To discuss the previously released BiS lists; what they are, how they’re determined, and why they’re of any value.
What exactly is a Best in Slot list?
To be as specific as possible: a BiS list is a gear set up which, when taken as a whole, theoretically provides the greatest single target dps, on paper while ignoring abnormal and personal circumstances, for a specific spec. If you have all gear available to you, you play the class properly, and you don’t have any special issues (high latency, unusual raid composition, etc), then a BiS list should maximize your single target damage moreso than any other possible combination of items.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
It is not gear which will magically make your dps increase ten-fold, nor is it a set which will provide every player with their highest potential damage. It’s not immune to the pitfalls of good ol’ RNG, and the items which make up the set are not necessarily optimal when taken individually.
How are Best in Slot lists determined?
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