I would like some help in making a push to being more then just mediocre while playing my boomkin.
I have come back to WoW a few months ago and ended up leveling a druid and picking balance since our casual raiding group had a lack of casters.
Now I think I got the basics correctly, I can now say that I know what I`m doing and I`m top or near the top DPS in most fights. I don`t have many casters buffs during our raids but I think I still manage to pull my weight.
At this point though I`m starting to think what can I do to push for going over the line from being OK to being good. I have never ranked on WoL and from what I can tell my numbers hover on the 50-80% margin.
We are a rather casual guild and as I said the raid composition doesn`t help but I`m still left wondering if there are major things I`m still missing out on and what I can improve to break the mediocre bar.
Thanks in advance for any insight anyone might have.
I am doing slightly better DPS than a more experienced lvl85 Destro lock with lvl346 PvP gear. He can do 34k DPS as an arcane mage and is extremely good raider, and is around 12-14k DPS with his lock. The only BiS gear I have are my boots, so I have avoided enchantments. My guildy is thinking that I should be doing 18k on the dummy on average with this my toon. I can only hit 18k on rare occasion, not average.
Prime Glyphs: Imp, Conflag, Immolate
Here is my rotation:
1) Immolate - refresh as needed
2) Corruption - refresh as needed
3) Conflag - refresh as needed
4) Incinerate - whack, whack, whack
5) Bane of Doom - refresh as needed
6) Curse of Elements - refresh as needed
Do I need to mod to get more hit and less haste? My Mastery is 12% and I have no idea what it does.
I'll hit soul fire and improved soul fire but they eat the mana. In Raid, I keep Dark Intent on the tank, Fel Armor, Shadow Ward, Soul Link, Demon Soul, and Blood Pact active and reactivating on cool down.
I may experiment with running Demon Soul first in the rotation.
On some occasions, I can get a run of Improved Soul Fire and play it out, but the DPS doesn't improve. If I try to start with Improved Soul fire, I tend to run out of mana early.
I leveled with Demonology but saw lots of people going destro in Raids. I never did Destro leveling. I've been playing for about 8 months.
The last cupple of weeks I've started to grow tired of tanking, and therefor started looking for something that would make it more fun.
I came to think about trying to maximize my dps, in every way possible. As I've been our tank to go Dps when needed, I've managed to collect a fair amount of dps gear, which I've now started to use while tanking.
I have not done any Math on the subject, but after doing some experimenting with different gear sets I came to the conclusing that: Str >> Expertise(26) > Hit(8%) > Crit > Expertise > Haste
I'm wondering if you guys have any tips or tricks that could be usefull to maximize the Dps output.
So, are we getting hit/exp cap or just ignoring it now and reforging out of all of it? And then stack haste/mastery?
From what I've read in BiS gear you'll be over or near both caps anyways even after reforging out of it, and you'll probably be close enough in DS gear to just go for it. Until than it seems to be a personal preference, with mastery winning on some fights (ooze boss and blackhorn perhaps) and haste with others (Ultra and Warlord iirc). Hit/exp capping helps stabilize your "rotation", but if your comfortable playing without the caps than more power to you.