I play on a Mac and as such I can't run the spreadsheet. I just got Ironsoul to drop and can't decide if I should stick with my Cryptfeind's Bite and Poleaxe Spec or Switch to Ironsoul Mace Spec. If anyone could run my numbers for me and tell me which would yield higher results I would be thankful. And i can redo the chant.
You can most definitely run the spreadsheet in Office 2004, which you can have concurrently installed with Office 2008.
Question pertains to short ranged fights as a Combat spec: (Heroics/Farming etc)
the typical rotation is:
1. Sinister Strike to 3+ Combo Points.
2. Slice and Dice.
3. Sinister Strike to 5 Combo Points.
5. Sinister Strike to 5 Combo Points.
6. Does Slice and Dice have >12 seconds left? If yes, Eviscerate. If no, Go to Step 2.
7. Go to Step 1.
but with short fights (trash etc) I should skip Rupture and just keep building combo points for Evic, is that the better idea? (not the brightest bulb, sorry)
Mainhand a sword or fist weapon of generally slow speed.
Offhand a sword, dagger or fist weapon of generally fast speed.
Mainhand Wound Poison, Offhand Deadly Poison
but with short fights I should just go ahead and not use wound poison but use deadly poison on both weps?
and my last question is:
the MH for combat the time on it doesnt matter but you want the biggest Damage not actual DPS on it, correct? and OH u want fast as possible...
oh one more:
is there a MH sword/Mace anywhere u can get with emblems from heroics ( Ive seen the OH ones but no MH)
sorry for so many questions.
Last edited by sydestep : 07/17/09 at 9:55 AM.
Reason: added question
After leveling my Death Knight to 66 (I know...), and thoroughly enjoying my time spent with the class.. I began reading forums (I also know...) and it appears that 3.2 will severly limit the class' ability to effectively tank.
It does appear that the Frost tree is getting big nerfs, and that doesn't really bother me. I rolled a DK because I've had every other class past 60 and it was something "new" for me.
My concern isn't really with the effort required to tank, as it is the efficency of our tanking abilities. Will Death Knights still be asked to tank in 25-man/10-man raids? Or will we simply be put in the backseat and replaced with Warriors, Paladins, and Druids?
Having played a Warrior for most of my WoW days, I'm used to taking the back seat, and once again, it doesn't really bother me, just curious if it will happen?
In the same sense, if we are not asked to tank, will we be needed for our DPS or will we just be medicore at tanking and dealing damage in instances?
P.s. Sorry for any mis-spelled word, my work PC does not have spell-check.
i have a question on how you measure pet dps and how your pets abilities improve your dps.
i've always wonderd how the wolf gave you so much more dps, so after reading about your analyzer i thought...
made a graph to show the dps w/ the wolf pet and another that i had thought to be a very good pet due to its dps, the serpent which has the Poison spit ability which does 130-170 damage over 8sec which for a non-exotic pet thats a very good amount of damage.
so i started at just a xbow (Final Voyage) and the 67.5 dps arrows, 7/57/7 spec, SS HM and AH glyphs and started the graph to see which pet gave the best Combined dps this is what i got
w/ wolf: 1160.59
w/ Serpent: 1187.20
now thats not a bad offset of only 27 dps and as i went on the gap remained the same for the most part. all the way up to full set of gear showing the same sign that the serpent was the better, so clicked enable best raid buffs and best raid debuffs and then it showed that some how the wolf came out on top by 21 dps....
now this is where im questioning it, how can just adding a couple buffs and debuffs switch how much dps that pet gives you? know matter what the pet it should still give the same if not close to the same % of dps....so how can this be?
I'm currently 17/0/54 unholy spec but i was wondering that since im climbing into the 4k ap unbuffed range if i should switch from bladed armor, to black ice in frost. I tested it out on a dummy but have a mixed reaction. The spec mentioned on the first page as 7/10/54 was the one i tried. Is the added 10% frost/shadow damage worth losing about 300ap? Or should i stick with the cookie cutter rotation thats done quite well for me. My max dps has been 7.9k on decon in 25 man (just an example). Any help on the benefits of either switching from bladed armor to black ice would be helpful so thanks in advance.
I got from 4108 to 3718 ap without bladed armor in case that helps.