On the mage cycle analyzer for arcane, which line has priority?

Topics: Rawr.Mage
May 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

I noticed in some cases there may be both an Arcane Blast X 4 to hit Arcane Barrage and another Arcane Blast X 4 to hit Arcane Missiles. Is the first listed the one with priority?

 

For example:

0000011110000: 15416.58 dps, -93.63141 mps, 2.985874 dpm tradeoff

 

with 5,6,7 and 8 being:

 

5: AB4,ABar0,AM--: 0=Arcane Blast  1=Arcane Barrage  

6: AB4,ABar0,AM++: 0=Arcane Blast  1=Arcane Missiles  2=Arcane Barrage  

7: AB3,ABar0,AM++: 0=Arcane Blast  1=Arcane Missiles  2=Arcane Barrage  

8: AB2,ABar0,AM++: 0=Arcane Blast  1=Arcane Missiles  2=Arcane Barrage  

 

We can see the 5 and 6 sequences both have AB4 and each a different spell to hit. Is 5 on priority or 6?

Coordinator
May 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM

The numbered lines here are not sequences, but casting states. 5 above corresponds to a situation where you have 4 stacks of AB, ABar is not on cooldown and you don't see AM proc. State 6 is a situation where you have 4 stacks of AB, ABar is not on cooldown and you see AM proc. So priority has no meaning here, all the numbered states are distinct and the control string identifies what spell to cast in each of these states.