So we have our t10 moonkin bonuses:
2 piece bonus - When you gain Clearcasting from your Omen of Clarity talent, you deal 10% additional Nature and Arcane damage for 6 sec.
Update - increased to 15% for 6 seconds. So the benefit increases to approximately 3%
Omen of Clarity is something like a 6% proc rate on spells. If we cast approximately 35 spells per minute (roughly the average based on WoL) then we should see 35*6% = 2.1 procs per minute, which matches what shows up in WoL. 2.1 procs per minute at 6 seconds each is 12.6/60 = 21% uptime. So for a 10% increase, that should be about 2.1% dps.
However, there are several issues with this:
1) The 10% only applies to spells that are finished within the 6 second duration. So some portion will almost always be wasted.
2) Omen of Clarity doesn't have an internal cooldown, so if it refreshes itself then part of a bonus will be wasted.
3) It's very RNG based. At 2 PPM the number of procs per fight could vary widely.
So overall for single-target fights, I see this being very weak, <2%. However, one thing to bear in mind - on AOE fights you will see a much higher proc rate on OoC, which means the uptime could be significant - 10% AOE damage on certain fights could be very, very good.
4 piece bonus - Your critical strikes from Starfire and Wrath cause the target languish for an additional 5% of your spell's damage over 4 seconds.
Napkin math time. Say dps on single-target looks roughly like this:
Wrath crit rate should be about 55%, Starfire crit rate is about 75%. Crits are 209% of a hit. Then:
2.09*.55 / (2.09*.55 + .45) = 71.9% of your wrath damage is from crits.
2.09*.75 / (2.09*.75 + .25) = 86.2% of your starfire damage is from crits.
.4 * .719 + .4*.862 = 63.24% of your damage from Wrath or Starfire crits. 4t10 should just be a flat 5% damage increase to crits, so:
63.24% * .05 = 3.2% dps increase
>3% is certainly respectable and is roughly as strong as 4t9. This does assume it's not buggy though.
Could be better, could be worse. Depending of course on itemization, I don't see any issue with upgrading from 4t9->2t10, or from 2t9 to 4t10. The set bonus + stat increases should make it worth it.
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