4.0 KOTFE Augmentation

With the new changes to critical and the higher stat budgets the best choice for augmentation has drastically changed.
The result of this change is that all class will want to have tertiary stat augments NOT Mastery nor Power.
The reason for this is that tertiary stats represent multiplicative increases while Power and Mastery represent additive increases.
In the same vein, Eviscerating Crystals are actually stronger than Hawkeye crystals.

Conclusions:
1) Only Augment with Accuracy, Critical, and/or Alacrity (for all DPS and all healers)
2) Only Use Eviscerating crystals

(Full Optimal Stats Post Coming soon to new thread)
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To show this, I will show the result of choosing different augments and crystals.

The following is an example for how to rationally decide what the optimal augment choices should be.
Note: This is only an example and this is not actually the methodology that I use to find the optimal stat distribution. In my optimal stats post (under construction), I test every combination of augments and enhancements to find the value that is closesest to the max level. That method allows me to find the max DPS without preconceptions.

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Pre-Augments, a character in all 220 ilvl would have the following Stat Budget including an active purple Versitile Anodyne Stim, all Datacrons and all class buffs:
Concealment Operative
5158 Mastery (4912 before buff)
2779 Power (does not include crystals)
1600 Tertiary (Critical + Accuracy + Alactrity)
82 Crystals (Power or Critical)
1022 Augments (any stat)

To show that Critical and Alacrity Augments are now the best augments to use, I will go through a character’s augment choices one by one until all 14 augments and both crystals have been chosen. The augment chosen will always be the augment that provides the largest DPS boost. I consider the following augments each time: Mastery, Power, Alacrity and Critical. If the Accuracy rating is below the 684 threshold, an Accuracy augment is used instead.

I will use Concealment Operatives as my discipline example. This choice will allow me to show the relative changes in DPS from each augment. This methodology works for all disciplines, including healers and tanks.
For Concealment, the basic rotation is as follows:
Veiled Strike -> Lacerate -> Backstab -> Filler
Veiled Strike -> Lacerate -> Lacerate -> Filler
where Filler = Volatile Substance > Crippling Slice > Corrosive Dart > Rifle Shot

The tertiary stat enhancements are pre-distributed in the following arrangement:
2 Accuracy Enhancements
4 Alacrity Enhancements
4 Critical Enhancements
The split between Alacrity and Critical here is arbitrary. It just gives us a base starting point.

Concealment Operative

Augment Choice 1:
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Current Stats
5778.08 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 320 Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 105.61% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Accuracy Augment:
Accuracy is less than 110%, thus an Accuracy augment is used

Augment Choice #1 is a Accuracy Augment

Augment Choice 2:
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Current Stats
5835.4 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 393 (1xAugs) Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 106.56% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Accuracy Augment:
Accuracy is less than 110%, thus an Accuracy augment is used

Augment Choice #2 is a Accuracy Augment

Augment Choice 3:
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Current Stats
5890.58 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 466 (2xAugs) Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 107.47% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Accuracy Augment:
Accuracy is less than 110%, thus an Accuracy augment is used

Augment Choice #3 is a Accuracy Augment

Augment Choice 4:
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Current Stats
5943.7 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 539 (3xAugs) Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 108.35% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Accuracy Augment:
Accuracy is less than 110%, thus an Accuracy augment is used

Augment Choice #4 is a Accuracy Augment

Augment Choice 5:
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Current Stats
5994.83 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 612 (4xAugs) Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 109.2% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Accuracy Augment:
Accuracy is less than 110%, thus an Accuracy augment is used

Augment Choice #5 is a Accuracy Augment

Augment Choice 6:
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Current Stats
6044.05 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 640 Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 31.69% Critical Chance | 61.23% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6078.51 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 34.46 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
31.8% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6078.74 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 34.69 (+0.574%)

Critical Augment:
32.61% (+0.92%) Critcal Chance
62.15% (+0.92%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6092.16 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 48.11 (+0.796%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6083.43 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 39.38 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #6 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 7:
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Current Stats
6092.16 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 713 (1xAugs) Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 32.61% Critical Chance | 62.15% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6126.89 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 34.73 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
32.72% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6127.14 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 34.98 (+0.574%)

Critical Augment:
33.49% (+0.88%) Critcal Chance
63.03% (+0.88%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6138.76 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 46.61 (+0.765%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6131.85 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 39.69 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #7 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 8:
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Current Stats
6138.76 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 786 (2xAugs) Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 33.49% Critical Chance | 63.03% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6173.76 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
33.59% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6174.03 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.27 (+0.574%)

Critical Augment:
34.32% (+0.84%) Critcal Chance
63.86% (+0.84%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6183.87 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 45.11 (+0.735%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6178.76 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 40 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #8 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 9:
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Current Stats
6183.87 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 859 (3xAugs) Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 34.32% Critical Chance | 63.86% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6219.13 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.26 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
34.43% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6219.41 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.54 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
35.12% (+0.8%) Critcal Chance
64.66% (+0.8%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6227.49 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 43.62 (+0.705%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6224.16 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 40.29 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #9 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 10:
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Current Stats
6227.49 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 932 (4xAugs) Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 35.12% Critical Chance | 64.66% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6263 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.5 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
35.22% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6263.3 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.81 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
35.88% (+0.76%) Critcal Chance
65.42% (+0.76%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6269.64 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 42.14 (+0.677%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6268.07 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 40.57 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #10 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 11:
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Current Stats
6269.64 DPS | 44.94 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1005 (5xAugs) Critical | 640 Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 35.88% Critical Chance | 65.42% Critical Bonus | 7.03% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6305.38 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 35.74 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
35.98% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6305.7 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 36.06 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
36.6% (+0.72%) Critcal Chance
66.14% (+0.72%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6310.33 @ 44.94 APM, Change in DPS = 40.69 (+0.649%)

Alacrity Augment:
7.72% (+0.69%) Alacrity
DPS: 6310.49 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 40.85 (+0.652%)

Augment Choice #11 is a Alacrity Augment

Augment Choice 12:
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Current Stats
6310.49 DPS | 45.22 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1005 (5xAugs) Critical | 713 (1xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 35.88% Critical Chance | 65.42% Critical Bonus | 7.72% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6346.46 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 35.97 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
35.98% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6346.78 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 36.29 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
36.6% (+0.72%) Critcal Chance
66.14% (+0.72%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6351.44 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 40.95 (+0.649%)

Alacrity Augment:
8.39% (+0.67%) Alacrity
DPS: 6350.12 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 39.63 (+0.628%)

Augment Choice #12 is a Critical Augment

Augment Choice 13:
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Current Stats
6351.44 DPS | 45.22 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1078 (6xAugs) Critical | 713 (1xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 36.6% Critical Chance | 66.14% Critical Bonus | 7.72% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6387.65 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 36.21 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
36.71% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6387.98 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 36.54 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
37.29% (+0.69%) Critcal Chance
66.83% (+0.69%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6390.95 @ 45.22 APM, Change in DPS = 39.51 (+0.622%)

Alacrity Augment:
8.39% (+0.67%) Alacrity
DPS: 6391.33 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 39.89 (+0.628%)

Augment Choice #13 is a Alacrity Augment

Augment Choice 14:
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Current Stats
6391.33 DPS | 45.5 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1078 (6xAugs) Critical | 786 (2xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 36.6% Critical Chance | 66.14% Critical Bonus | 8.39% Alacrity

Power Augment:
1771.9 (+17.6) Bonus Damage & 2539.3 (+17.6) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6427.76 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 36.43 (+0.57%)

Mastery Augment:
36.71% (+0.1%) Critcal Chance
1770.3 (+16.1) Bonus Damage & 2537.8 (+16.1) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6428.09 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 36.76 (+0.575%)

Critical Augment:
37.29% (+0.69%) Critcal Chance
66.83% (+0.69%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6431.09 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 39.76 (+0.622%)

Alacrity Augment:
9.04% (+0.65%) Alacrity
DPS: 6430.04 @ 45.77 APM, Change in DPS = 38.71 (+0.606%)

Augment Choice #14 is a Critical Augment

Crystal Choice 1:
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Current Stats
6431.09 DPS | 45.5 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1151 (7xAugs) Critical | 786 (2xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 37.29% Critical Chance | 66.83% Critical Bonus | 8.39% Alacrity

Hawkeye Crystal
1764.1 (+9.9) Bonus Damage & 2531.6 (+9.9) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6451.68 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 20.59 (+0.32%)

Eviscerating Crystal
37.67% (+0.37%) Critcal Chance
67.21% (+0.37%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6452.79 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 21.7 (+0.337%)

Crystal Choice #1 is a Critical Crystal

Crystal Choice 2:
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Current Stats
6452.79 DPS | 45.5 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1192 (7xAugs) (1xCrystals) Critical | 786 (2xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 37.67% Critical Chance | 67.21% Critical Bonus | 8.39% Alacrity

Hawkeye Crystal
1764.1 (+9.9) Bonus Damage & 2531.6 (+9.9) Bonus Tech Damage
DPS: 6473.45 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 20.66 (+0.32%)

Eviscerating Crystal
38.03% (+0.36%) Critcal Chance
67.57% (+0.36%) Critcal Multiplier
DPS: 6474.05 @ 45.5 APM, Change in DPS = 21.26 (+0.329%)

Crystal Choice #2 is a Critical Crystal

Final Stats:
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6474.05 DPS | 45.5 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAugs) Accuracy | 1233 (7xAugs) (2xCrystals) Critical | 786 (2xAugs) Alacrity
1754.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 38.03% Critical Chance | 67.57% Critical Bonus | 8.39% Alacrity

By the way, this result does not match my optimal stats.
The results from the optimal stats post test every possible combination of crystal, augment and enhancement. This allows for finer tuned results that reflect the true maximum. If you look back at my assumptions, I had preset an evenly divided set of enhancements. This is just because I wanted to give a closer look at augments. Again, the methodology I usually use relys on testing each combination individually instead of the additive stat distribution shown here.

Gearing to keep in mind:
Crystals (41) ~=~ 1/2 Augment (73)
Augments (73) ~=~ 1/2 Enhancement (152->160->168)
Because they are not exact multiples of each other, mixing and matching can be used to reach different number combinations. But they are close enough that all optimal stat combinations end up within an Enhancement of each other.

For Comparison:
This is the actual optimal result:

Operative – Concealment || Scoundrel – Scrapper
220 Item Level (Exarch)

Optimal Gearing:
6474.14 DPS | 45.7 APM | 5158 Mastery | 2779 Power | 685 (5xAug) Accuracy | 1174 (4xAugs) (2xCrystals) Critical | 845 (5xAug) Alacrity
1745.2 Bonus Damage | 2521.7 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 37.50% Critical Chance | 67.05% Critical Bonus | 8.91% Alacrity

Mastery Augments and Hawkeye Crystals + 5 Accuracy Augments:
6406.71 DPS | 44.3 APM | 5847 (9xAug) Mastery | 2861 (2xCrystals) Power | 685 (5xAug) Accuracy | 800 Critical | 480 Alacrity
1918.9 Bonus Damage | 2686.4 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 34.55% Critical Chance | 63.19% Critical Bonus | 5.44% Alacrity
DPS loss of 67.43 (-1.04%) versus Optimal Stat Gearing

Power Augments and Hawkeye Crystals + 5 Accuracy Augments:
6404.20 DPS | 44.3 APM | 5158 Mastery | 3518 (9xAugs) (2xCrystals) Power | 685 (5xAug) Accuracy | 800 Critical | 480 Alacrity
1932.7 Bonus Damage | 2700.2 Bonus Tech | 110.01% Accuracy | 33.65% Critical Chance | 63.19% Critical Bonus | 5.44% Alacrity
DPS loss of 69.94 (-1.08%) versus Optimal Stat Gearing

Result: 100% of the time it is a DPS loss to ever use Power or Master Augments.
Use Tertiary Stat Augments for ALL classes.