I remember there previously having been discussion about removing 1 point from longevity. I think the theoretical increase you see comes from cooldowns lining up better and / or letting a focus starved pet get off more attacks total. Whether the theoretical increase equals a real increase depends partly on what part is weighted - i.e. if its a focus starved pet then it will imeediately become a real dps increase due to the pets ai getting to do more - if its "just" the cd's lining up better, then you will probably not see anything in a real environment if you have the cooldowns macroed together for instance.
In regards to the invigoration increase - what did the points for invig come out of? Invig will be a dps boost on any fight where you run out of mana and have to go to viper to regen - and it might be a bigger gain than the loss of whatever points you removed. This increase should be actual and directly visible in any real fight that follows the spreadsheet model (fightlength, buffs etc).
The points in Invigoration in my tests came out of Longevity. It was showing that it gave me more to take everything out of Longevity and put 2 in Invigoration and 1 extra point to put where ever, than keeping anything in it.
Wohoo, found a reason to dig the BM thread out : )
Originally Posted by RoBoBOBR
Arcane spam during BW provides quite a lot of Cobra Strikes procs, thus focus via Invigoration. I can't recall being low enough on focus during BW to go for SS.
Maybe yes, but it´s only a 10 sec window and Invigoration only procs vom Basic Attacks (3-4 during BW). With a 15% chance on each Arcan, it´s a 27% probability of not getting Cobra Strikes at all. (0.85^8 = 0.272). Sure right now my pets critchancen ist around 70% (->2% of not getting a proc with 3 attacks) and my Hast around 30% (Ingi glooves; -> 52 passive regen). Assuming Gylphe and one Invigoration proc 76 focus is enogh. But being 85 soon and low on hast and crit we´re going to pool to 90+ focus to be on the save side.
My point is: Befor BW you have to pool as much focus as possible and Kindred Spirit is helping us a lot with it. 10 extra focus per fight ~ no DPS at all (very little), but being able to pool higher with out losing focus does the trick.
How to use Focus Fire?
In theory our pet has 5 Stacks after 15 sec (Bestial Discipline, no autoshots) and we can use it on CD with always having the full benefit (20 petfocus + 15% hast for 15 sec), but in reality this holds not true. Should we still use it on CD?
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