Getting Fancy with SimCraft and Pawn

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Galaar <Guest> 596 Posts
Male Dwarf Hunter

Getting Fancy with SimCraft and Pawn

Post by Galaar » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:53 pm

So you've by now heard me state in raid to use Pawn to help figure out if something is an "up" and then I disclaimer by saying you need to research your class/spec to find out your stat weights. There are tons of sources out there and this forum has links to tons of guides put forth for your use.

However, that's just the beginning. If you really really want to make sure you're making the right choices you will need to take it a step farther. Now another disclaimer: Midnight Cartel is not going to require you to min/max your toon but if you're like me and want to make sure you are rolling on the stuff that's really an upgrade, read on.

Here's what I'm offering to you: I'll do 1/2 the work. All you need to do is download 2 add-ons and then give me some simple data from one. What are the add-ons ? Glad you asked!

1. Obviously we'll need Pawn. Duh.
2. Now we need a simple add-on called Simulationcraft. (

Once you get simulationcraft log into the game and simply type /simc into chat. A pop-up will appear with a bunch of crap. Copy/paste that crap and send it to me (use private messages here or on discord).

What I'll do at that point is take your character information (that's what the crap was) and slap it into SimulationCraft the program and run a simulation on your toon with stat weights. This will tell me a nice nifty Pawn string to send to you with the correct stat weights.

All you need to do then is simply import that into Pawn and boom, updated numbers to help you make the best decision you can.

So if you want this information and don't want to do the simulation yourself (which can be a pain) simply ask me and I'll run it for you.

If you do want to run the simulation download the full program here (you'll still need the add-on):

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Aian <Member> 11 Posts
Female Night Elf Druid

Re: Getting Fancy with SimCraft and Pawn

Post by Aian » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:25 am

Just an added note for healers: Simulationcraft will most likely NOT work for you so do not trust the pawn string. Your playstyle is more dependent on your co-raiders awareness of what can hurt them and their usage of damage mitigation tools. It really can't be easily simulated.

The list below are the discord groups for each class, it's important to ask questions from people in the know. You can ask your raid leaders about what is best for your spec/gear/etc but you're going to get a very limited answer. I've asked questions in the Mage discord and gotten responses from folks who basically wrote the book on the best practices for the legion Mage.

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Demon Hunter:

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