But it says melee attacks... doesnt that include froststrike-obliterate-plaguestrike?
Sorry, re-reading my post it seems quite short and rude, which was unintentional! The point of my post was to see if maybe i had missed something. Secondly, i just switched back to frost after being unholy for a time, and got KM mixed up with sudden doom (the free death coil talent in unholy) so you may well be correct. Again, i apologise!
I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question, so sorry if i'm wrong here.
I usally play a cat in a 10 men Raid and after we finally killed Nefarian last week we want to try Halfus on heroic mode at Tuesday. I have to be the third Tank there, but i am not so experienced with the Bear and want to upgrade my equip as much as possible.
The weapon, the Cloak and on of the Rings are also used as cat, so i cant enchant or reforge them like a full time Bear would do. I'm trying to get some of the new gear from Zul Aman and Zul Gurub, but i'm not very lucky.
Ok, my question is: I Have also 3 pieces of T11 (Shoulders, Chest and legs) and i'm not sure if they might be also better for tanking then my currend tanking gear although they are enchanted, gemed and reforged for a cat. The same is true for Essenz of Zyklon. Is it better then Tias Grace?
I hope someone can help me
PS: I does not speak english very well, so please excuse mistakes in this text.
Hi Warlocks, for the moment my warlock is my alt, but there's some chance it will be my main character in 4.2. Because I will raid more seriously with it next patch, I have some DoT questions to improve my dps because I'm really not used to DoTs class.
Now in cataclysm, dots are directly affected by boss debuffs, so you don't have to put haunt/shadow embrace on boss before applying dots, but is it the same thing with our buffs ?. Just did a test on the dummy, my UA was ticking for 2520, my trinket proc and it still tick for 2520, then I recast it and it tick for 2820 for the next 16 secs. That mean for improving my dps I have to recast UA if i get procs, and maybe refresh it when procs are at 1 sec ? Corruption get refreshed via Haunt so we don't have to matter about trinkets for this one. What about Bane of Doom, do you recast it if you have procs and the dot just ticked 2 sec ago ?
Also, about the haste, our dots reajust the tick timer after each tick or we have to recast after a bloodlust ?
And finally the Doomguard, is it the same thing as the fire elem from the shaman, do we need to summon him when we have all procs and volcanic potion up so he will rape for the next 45 seconds or he will simply reajust depending your stats ?
I ran a 5-man heroic with a Bear Druid Tank and put Dark Intent on him, after pulling it off a Survival Hunter who did an mind boggling 8% of DPS over the first few fights. The extra crits and haste for Feral Tanking made him much more effective at staying alive because feral form relies so heavily on crits-- he was well over 50% crit for the entire run, and Feral is grounded on having DOTs up all the time. We did over 75% of the damage between the two of us.
With the massive nerf to DI, wouldn't a Feral Tank be priority, as they're near the top for symbiotic damage gained AND it's a hefty boost to tank survivability?
There has not been a recent buff to mastery...
Afaik, the english name of the thing they buffed is "shadow mastery". It's one of the 3 "skills" u get for speccing affliction and it increases your shadow damage done by 30% (25% pre 4.1)
179 Mastery Rating grant you 1,63% more periodic damage and simcraft showing mastery even using DL as filler still close behind crit and especially haste.
Remember, that your pet doesn't scale with mastery at all.