StatPoints simply displays a stat summary in points on an item tooltip based on your personal relative stat values.
It even gives you a recommendation on what stat to reforge (and to which stat you should reforge it)
So you can easily compare to item by there stats and your relative stat values.
Here a little example for cats with the relative stat values from mmo-champion.com cat guide:
As relative stat values we use following:
Weapon DPS 4.18
Crit rating 1.04
Hit rating 0.96
Exp rating 0.96
Haste rating 0.90
So an item like http://www.wowhead.com/item=62417 (Liar's Handwraps) would have a statpoint value of:
1116,48 Reforged (-67 haste +68 mastery)
The stats on this item are:
So we now calculate 233 Agi * 3,31 + 149 Crit * 1,04 + 169 Haste * 0,9 (for the unreforged version)
Plans for the future:
- Recommend gems and calculate the statpoint value with and without gemming