Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Heart Strike vs Blood Boil



So I've been spending a bit more time with the death night recently so I started getting carried away with the numbers. Without getting deep into some of the stuff I've been doing, I thought I'd share some high level Heart Strike vs Blood Boil comparison.

The basics of this is, Blood Boil scales with AP (and therefore Vengeance) and Heart Strike is not. Plus Blood Boil does equal damage to all targets while Heart Strike does 50% less for each target. Therefore, there are magic points where one is better than the other. Here are the numbers.

My Average Weapon Damage: 31170

Targets BB AP Required
  1. 214,794
  2. 152,325
  3. 110,679
  4. 82,047

Essentially what it comes down to is how many targets are going to hit, how much AP do you have and what is the average damage on your weapon.

To see a more in depth spreadsheet of the basic, take a look at this spreadsheet:


  1. There are a couple of things that I think are wrong with you spreadsheet/calculations. First off HS does 105% of weapon damage and you calculation is only at 100%. The other thing that is not accounted for is that Attack Power modifies Weapon Damage, found on WoWWiki that 1 Weapon Damage is equal to 4.24 AP. That being said, sadly BB is never better than HS on a single target.