Hello Im looking for abit of advice to once and for all peak my DPS and end my re-geming sprees.
As it stands I see myself as having a fair amount of damage/hit and the like as affliction.
While Dr. Boom is far from an ideal way to test DPS its all I have outside of raid to use. My normal now adays using UA -> Corr -> SL -> SB 4x's -> UA -> Corr -> SB 4x's is about 840-860 DPS sustained on Boom indefinatly. Using either CoA or CoS hasnt seemed to have a significant sway but if I use Immo as a second cast before applying Siphon Life I usually go up about 20 DPS or so. I prefere to not use CoA on DPS testing as chances are I wont be using it in the raid.
Heres a link to my armory if anyones interested.
Everytime I make a significant change, In my spec or gearing or what not I like to spend about 10-15 minutes on Dr. Boom. Ive done him several times 100-0 and every time its comeback with my shadowbolts = between 35-50% of my total damage. 35% being a full stack of Immo - Corr - UA - SL - CoA, but my normal rotation of just UA - Corr - SL my SB usually comes in at about 45% total done.
Ive been told by numerous sources that Crit is utterly useless for a raiding Affliction lock. When my Shadowbolt comes out as such a large portion of my damage that doesnt seem right. Lately Ive been trying to make the transition (As I get PvP pieces to fill their spots) of changing all my gems from nightseye to either rubies or topaz. Im kinda aiming for something along the lines of 15% crit w/o talents - 20% with. As well as 1100 shadow.
Heres were my problem arises. I can get the 16% hit on DoTs w/o using the scryers trinket but without it Im only at 8% DD hit. If I use the scryers trinket Im put at 10.5% hit on my DD but for DPS it seems like a wasted slot, is it? Id prefere to use Mags or Quags eye for my SB's. Would 8% DD hit be sufficient for a boss mob? It doesnt seem like it but would using a scryers trinket to fill that gap lower my total DPS as opposed to an Eye. Or would using the sha'tar trinket for the 1.5% crit be better dps then the 2.5% hit for DD or again using Quags/Mags eye.
As it stands, I know I can get to 14% crit with my geming. Leaving a trinket slot free for what ever. So I guess the question comes down to, Would an affliction lock with a high SB% with capped DoT hit, 8% DD hit be better off using a gimick trinket like one of the Eyes giving 30-40+ spell damage and one of there respective stats or going back and to using scryers trinket. I know their are +spell hit gems coming out next patch but getting the crit I want wont leave any room for other gems past topaz.
Or better yet can someone look over my armory, keeping in mind my goal for 1100 shadow, capped DoT hit and as much DD hit as I can, and Aiming for 15% crit without talents. What could I change to achieve that? As I get pieces to replace them for PvP (Another Topic) Ill be putting in 6 topaz into my FSW setup. Then Depending I could possibly switch out the rubies in my helm for a hit gem, and acouple topaz. With a +dmg trinket that might very well hit my goal. But I dunno.
If you read through this long winded post I appreciate it - And look forward to any feedback I can get.