I have read and tried all sorts of rotations and for whatever reason I cannot get my dps up or at least not constant. Yesterday I finished gemming my new gear and I still got the same results as I did with the conquest set. Anyway I was able to hit 4.5k and averaged around 4.0k for my first go. I was happy all and all. But everytime after that I was lucky to maintain 3.5k and really even 3.0k. And that was on the dummy in orgrimmar. Regular and heroic dungeions and even the 25 man VoA I got in and the 10 man ToC I couldn't even hit 3k. At least not withou a crit.
All this is a little embarassing when, while I know it doesn't mean that much, I have a 5391 gs, 2300+ sp, over hit cap with one set of hands and 10 or so under with the others and around 700 haste, 20%+ crit and all that.
I am affliction spec and have rebuilt countless times and really tried everything I can find and think of.
Current rotation is UA, corruption, haunt, CoA (CoElements at times for longer fights), shadowbolt spam until I need to reapply UA or Haunt. I have read to not reapply until they are down and off and even to not let them drop. Reupping them in time to not lose ticks. And still no luck. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time.
Well I had a quick look at your armoury. Here are one or two comments. Firstly, always stick CoE up when you're dps'ing a dummy, and also in raids when noone else is providing the 13% spell damage debuff - that could be another lock, or a moonkin, or an unholy dk. Secondly, I notice that you are using Prismatic gems (like 6 all stats) in prismatic sockets like the ones you added to your belt; this is a common mistake (due to confusing language on Blizzard's part) - use 23 spellpower gems in there instead. Third, I'd invest in a Chaotic Skyflare Diamond for your headpiece. Some of your other gems are poor too - you shouldn't be socketing for mp5 for instance. Stick with 23sp for red sockets, 12 sp/10 haste for yellow ones and 12sp/10 spirit for blue ones if the socket bonus is worth it. Also since you have 3/3 Suppression you only need 368 hit rating maximum. You should be able to get your dps up a bit with that level of gear, so keep practising, some of it only comes with experience.