Hey I current have heroic byrntoll and I'm specced 0/17/54. I was thing about moving into frost though but I dont have 2 slow weapons. The 1h weps I do have are 1.80 speed mace (normal putricide) and 1.50(the heroic axe from gunship). Will this make par until I get slower weapons?
Assuming you're correctly gemmed as unholy, I wouldn't switch to frost right now unless your guild is desperately lacking in haste buffs. Heroic Bryntroll with unholy sub-frost is monstrous, and you'll almost certainly outperform frost with those two weapons as you are now. If you're too unsure, run the sims.
Recently, I've been trying to come up with a simple way to better eliminate the human aspect of the FCFS. Despite not being a robot, I've come up with a half decent way. Some people spam their buttons while their coming off of CD, most prevalently it's the warriors and Death Knights that do this, personally, I choose to time everything to the best of my ability as they are coming off of CD.
To eliminate the RNG of possibly hitting an unwanted ability milliseconds before the 40% DS proc, simply spamming your DS button, while still timing everything else, to assure that the procced DS still gets off before you hit whatever the other upcoming ability is. Nothing too major, but it does help especially when on a tight dps burn with pots, hysteria, heroism or whatever else you have up. Of course though, to save your hand from falling off, only do it when even if it procs you still wouldn't hit DS. An example would be if JoW was comming off CD next, you obviously wouldn't try and get the DS off before it.
Also, has anyone gotten any updated information on the small bug where we can glyph SoV in our OS, and switch back. I did it for two raid nights straight and it was a massive pain in the ass. Having to respec and drink every time I resealed was getting really, really annoying. Especially since I run 4 different seal comps during raids, it's really impractical to use it on a regular basis, especially since the only other viable glyph you could use would be Exo, which we already established is only worth about ~40 dps in full gear with the exp cap.
I must have missed this, but are we using Bladestorm on single target boss fights? I remember it used to be a dps loss. I've read that people use it right after a MS. Is this still the case? Also would it be beneficial to 'cancel' the Bladestorm right as MS comes off CD so you don't cut into it?
If we are using Bladestorm on single target fights then I could justify keeping Bladestorm Glyph. But I reckon a Glyph of Execution would be the best option. I almost never have Bladestorm come up twice in any multi target fight even glyphed.
Also if Rend ticks off and MS is coming off CD. Is it better to apply Rend or use MS first? I probably could have found this answer back a few pages, but as the content and patches come out, so do rotations and priorities. Thank You.
Nice tips, gonna be able to get a bunch more damage out of myself now that i know the caps on everything, Thanks <3 Love being frost, you know what they say about once you go frost... oh, no that was something else hehe, Well thanks again for your insights, looking forward to trying some new things out! wewt!
This is for enhancement shamans and how I think they are getting buffed big.
I just wanted everyone to keep in mind, that blizzard is changing the way stats work. One change that they are implying is that they are going away with +spell power, and +attack power gear. Spell power will be directly related to intelligence.
Well seeing as how enhancement shamans already get attack power from intelligence, and with this new system Blizzard is switching to, we will also get spell power from intelligence. Something I kinda think what will happen is enhancement shamans damage is, that most of our damage will come from mostly spells.
As of right now in Lich King, about 55% of our damage is physical(white damage, Wind fury, Storm strike) and the rest is nature/fire damage(Flame tongue, LB, Lightning shield, shocks, Magma totem, Nova).
However sense we are now going to get spell power and attack power directly from intelligence, and with our new mastery, I see most of our damage coming from nature/fire damage vs. physical damage. Maybe like 55-60%nature/fire damage and only 40-45%physical.
I don't know this for sure but I think I read somewhere, that their isn't going to be intelligence on enhancement gear. Well if thats the chase than I'll be gemming and enchanting for intelligence than. Also the fact that blizzard is considering removing talents like mental quickness, and mental dexterity, doesn't mean that it will happen, and our mastery itself could replace those 2 talents.