I'm not saying I spam it, but it is very effective for a big heal!! On another note, I've reforged some items from Crit to Haste. As from what I read, should I undo those and reforge from mastery to haste instead?
Going to try out using Succubus tonight. I switched to Imp and my DPS was about 3-4k less on Nefarian than it was before 4.0.6 (when I used Succubus). Also thought about taking Curse of Exhaustion and putting 2 in Fel Synergy since my pet likes to die.
AFAIK, the Monstrosity's starting HP can't be lower than 25%. One raid we ended up with every Ascendant at below 25% (between 20 and 25) and still the Monstrosity started with 25%. We've never had him start with lower than that.
Untrue. The monstrosity spawned today with 24.5% HP for us. I came out of the bubbled casted Corruption and there wasn't other damage on the boss until then (no debuffs etc). link
Mana Tide Totem has been redesigned. The totem no longer multiplies the Spirit of those affected by it. It instead gives a flat amount of Spirit equal to 400% of the casting shaman's Spirit, exclusive of short-term Spirit buffs affecting the shaman when the totem is dropped. In addition, its effects are now raid-wide.
I agree here. It seems that with the T11 4 set, the new rotations are all 3xCrS + 1 AS/BA, and all haste thereafter is only beneficial for reducing the amount of time that your explosive is delayed. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I guess the question is then, if you cannot support the focus cost of 3xCrS + 1 Arcane every single time, is a 4th cobra worth delaying explosive?
this evening I´ve played a few bosses as SV and was very pleased to see that the "nerf" didn´t hit the spec as hard as it has been estimated. Recently picked the 4 piece bonus, and with a cast time of 1.51 seg on CoS, I found plenty room to squeze an AS now and then or a fourth CoS. Arcane hits like a truck now (25k average crit), so I didn´t really bothered about delaying ES up to 1 sec every cycle. In fact, I made my personal DPS record on atramedes, 21k, while in Gong duty, and almost the same dps as prepatch in nefarian (20k prepatch 19200 post patch). All in all, SV can still be in the top5 DPS on any fight, even single target, and for movement or AoE fights it will beat MM easily.