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How much haste is enough for Demon Blades ?

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Hi, Does anyone of you know how much haste is enough for demon blades to proc properly ? I'm actually at 20% (crit 40% mast 20%) I can switch to 50% crit but I will have 6% haste. 

There is now a debate whether the proc chance of demon blades during GCD is actually a buff or a nerf, if anyone could bring opinion on that too it would be great.

 

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As far as I know haste should have nothing to do with Demon Blades proccing.  It can shorten GCD though which is nice.  Currently I have 42% crit and 18% haste.  With my trinket procs, it ends up being a *lot* of haste.  Is it optimal?  No.  Versatility would be good.  But hey, it's not like you go shop for your gear picking out stats, you get what you get.  Unless it's really close, I tend to go with ilvl on gear.  But, Demon Blades should work just fine with lower haste.  Personally I prefer at least 8 - 10% haste minimum, but I go with what I have at the time. 

The change to Demon Blades and GCD is definitely a buff.   A lot more usable fury without as much overcapping.  I think it also makes that legendary ring even stronger, since before a lot of the extra fury just went to overcap the way it procced.

 

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IIRC Demon Blades has a flat 75% proc rate, so Haste does affect Fury generation through it, as it also affects Fury generation via Demon's Bite (shortened GCD).

I'd love to have a solid general answer for you, but the question is complex enough that I can't break it down easily. We also generate more Fury from crits on Demon Blades and on Chaos Strike, which is part of why Crit is so good as a secondary stat for us. Like Zilthy, I prefer to have a minimum amount of Haste to reduce GCD / add consistency to Fury generation, but I don't have a hard number. In practice I make gear tradeoffs based on up-to-date stat weights from Simulationcraft. It's the most effective way to figure out what makes sense without having to go into a lot (A LOT) of math.

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Thank you for the answers, I'm trying to figure out this with testing on actual raid bosses to see the difference, I have traded some haste for crit (with better ilvl gear), it does not seem to affect much my fury regeneration, with a dps gain ...

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Hello, 

Critical chance > Haste. So if you can have 50% crit instead of 40% crit, go for it! Don't pay as much attention to the haste. It is important but critical hitting is prio.

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