Looking for some information on cast rotations that max geared PvE moonkins are using in 25 man raids right now.
I have been using a rotation of dots up 24/7 + wrath spam till eclipse procs - starfire for duration of eclipse - then back to wrath spam up until tonight when I picked up the naxx starfire idol.
I am curious about rotations that others are using who are using the naxx starfire idol.
After quite a bit of time on a training dummy I really was not able to find a rotation while using the naxx starfire idol that resulted in a higher dps compared to my normal rotation combined with the wrath idol.
My personal best dps record on 25 man patchwerk so far has been 5400 dps, would like to talk with some fellow 5k+ moonkins about their rotations.
Forgive me if this has been covered somewhere - I've seen a lot of number crunching, but I haven't been able to find a concise answer to my question in the boomkin/resto threads.
How much haste is appropriate/too much for boomkins?
My boomkin set has 463 haste at the moment, and combined with Celestial Focus, my Wraths are at 1.2. If I encounter any additional haste buffs or multipliers (Embrace, Egg trinkets, NG, Heroism), my casts get well below the GCD limit (sometimes as low as 0.6 seconds). Is this too much haste? I ask because I could easily swap extra haste for crit, instead. My base crit is at 15.1% before balance talents (maybe 21-22% with talents), so I could always use more there. Is there a sweet spot for haste vs. crit?
I would just go for a moonkin spec, perhaps focusing more on mana regen talents. Healing output is fine for the tasks you would end up doing healingwise.
If you need to go truly hybrid then spec for whatever needs your group has. Base hybrid Something in the lines of this & then you can place last 11 points depending on what you want to focus more on.
I could imagine ending up with something like this : Healing heavy or Dps focused
Just healing with a simple Rejuv+Nourish strategy, adding lifeblooms as you please.
Nothing big really, use shred idol if you're not already. Otherwise it should pretty much stay the same, you keep up SR all the time, and since you are building combo points like a mad, there's no problem to keep Rip up as well. FB can be used far more often on this boss, but since you probably have close to 100% crit on this already, it doesn't make much of a difference.
My current rotation is IS, MF, W to Eclipse proc, SF during proc, W during CD and until next proc. I refresh dots whenever they fall off except during a proc -- this effectively means that I am only using SF during a proc (or under other circumstances such as Loatheb or Heroism, etc.). Question is whether I should be using SF during Eclipse CD and only reverting to W once CD is over. Have perused moonkin-specific forums and found ambiguity on this point, apologies if I missed definitive answer. I have no mana issues and standard glyphs (IS, MF, SF). I currently use Wrath idol but could switch to SF idol which would seem to make sense if SF is being cast during Eclipse CD.
Question #2: Have we DEFINITIVELY tested the iFF talent with respect to FFF? EDIT -- This answered today by Blizz, iFF DOES benefit from FF or FFF regardless of who cast it.
My guild is getting ready to tackle the Sarth+3 encounter, and we're trying to decide which tank would be the best choice. I've been reading the posts here in the druid area, as well as the Sartharion strategies thread, and from my readings, this is what I have gotten:
If I put on my "retarded amount of stam" set, which will get me somewhere ~52-53k raid-buffed (before the debuffs) and can reliably clear the "Twilight Torment" debuff during the flame breath cast, then I should have no problems with being 1-shot even without using cool-downs/PW:S/Hand of Sacrifice/etc. The only thing that would screw me would be an unfortunately-timed reapplication of the Twilight Torment debuff (in the instant after I clear it but before the breath lands).
Is that accurate? If so, it would seem that a feral would be a great (possibly ideal) choice, though I keep finding other posts that extol the virtues of having a DK tank if (anti-magic-shell and more cool-downs available).
DKs can do it more reliably if they're well-geared; they don't have to worry about the twilight torment buff issues and can mitigate the damage with alternating cooldowns without a problem. If you don't have a really well-geared DK though, a druid is a good choice because of the retarded stam.