Table of Contents
- Trait stacking
- Item-level scaling
- Special mentions
- Dagger in the Back
- Azerite Items
The following charts show the value of specific Azerite traits in single target and AoE situations. The “Item Level” charts show how a single point of a trait scales at different item levels, and the “Stacked” charts show how traits scale with multiple points. Understand that simming your own gear is the best option for determining what item to equip, and which traits to enable.
Data was generated by bloodmallet.com.
Note that these charts show the value of traits at 385 item level, the base for Mythic Uldir loot. This serves as a decent reference for the value of stacking traits.
This no longer requires you to personally cast Bloodlust/Heroism to activate the trait. The duration of these effects is increased by 25% regardless.
Dagger in the Back
You won’t hit all targets from behind all the time. So simulation values are usually overvalueing this trait. Dodge it.
Echo of the Elementals
It’s dead! Dodge it like the plague.
Stacking this trait increases the damage component, but you only gain the increased Lava Surge chance of the first trait. This does not nullify the trait’s value after the first point, but it does come at a slight cost thanks to the Lava Surge’s non-scaling. A great option for Maelstrom generation and movement.
With increased value in two-target cleave, this trait could see some use if a fight calls for sustained two-target cleave or spread target damage.
This trait is not utilized to the fullest by our standard spells, because we usually don’t use Frost Shock. If you somehow end up with this trait twice, you can actually use Frost Shock to keep that buff up and be dps neutral to not using the buff. This has the advantage of additional movement globals / stutter stepping. Having the trait 2-3 times pushes Elemental Blast a lot, but probably not enough to overtake the best talent combination. But sim to make sure for your character.
Pure AoE trait, that enables occasional Chain Lightning instant casts. Additionally stacking this trait can push Earthquake damage to the level of or slightly higher than Earth Shock on single target. While this is not a wise choice to do so (because other traits are actual gains on single target and thus preferrable), it could reincarnate the Earthquake on single target meme from Tomb of Sargeras.
Read the gear page in this guide.