90 Feral Dps?

Druid
I know this has been said countless times, and I know saying "This has been said before" has been said before countless times.
But is anyone else really hating this feral dps thing?
I mean, I can't be the only one, I'm doing a 90 daily: The Eternal Vigil, where you have to kill 12 Shao-Tien whatever's.
Each of them has 590k Health, and I have 250.
It basically takes me a pure minute to kill each one.
Here is my rotation.
1. Prowl
2. Savage Roar
3. Wild Charge + Ravage
4. Rake
5. Tiger's Fury
6. Shred until 5 Dots
7. Rip
8. Shred once or twice more, then mangle to 5 dots.
9. Savage Roar at 5 dots
10+. Mangle and FB from there on
All this and the mob might only be down 150k.
Anyone else having problems?
Any tips on improving my rotation would be greatly greatly appreciated.
Tiger's Fury before applying Rake/Rip for the extra damage.

Edit: Other than that your rotation seems perfectly fine. I'm not 90 yet so I can't give any input on how are DPS is at that point. Perhaps you just need to reforge your gear a bit. Melee DPS classes are hugely gear reliant.
Grab Dream of Cenarius, it does a lot more damage then nature vigial, bascially rejuv yourself before fight, your next 2 abilites haveing 25% increased damage, open the same way and make sure you make use of your predatory swiftness and you will see a lot more damage.

Also consider reforging (i've been lazy as well haven't done it yet):
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expertise
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edited: due to the fact I can't hit spacebar
I know this has been said countless times, and I know saying "This has been said before" has been said before countless times.
But is anyone else really hating this feral dps thing?
I mean, I can't be the only one, I'm doing a 90 daily: The Eternal Vigil, where you have to kill 12 Shao-Tien whatever's.
Each of them has 590k Health, and I have 250.
It basically takes me a pure minute to kill each one.
Here is my rotation.
1. Prowl
2. Savage Roar
3. Wild Charge + Ravage
4. Rake
5. Tiger's Fury
6. Shred until 5 Dots
7. Rip
8. Shred once or twice more, then mangle to 5 dots.
9. Savage Roar at 5 dots
10+. Mangle and FB from there on
All this and the mob might only be down 150k.
Anyone else having problems?
Any tips on improving my rotation would be greatly greatly appreciated.


If it takes you a minute to kill each one of them, it's likely your gear. Rotation seems fine. As a Resto I can usually sustain 20k DPS single target, which sounds about double what you're doing. Do Arch until you get the Spear from Pandaren solves.
10/02/2012 05:47 PMPosted by Tibbersz
rejuv yourself before fight


Rejuv doesn't trigger DoC. You have to hardcast a Healing Touch.
Get DoC. Start tracking your PS procs, and use HT all the time. This helps keep you alive and buffs your damage. Also drop renewal and use Cenarion Ward. Use it pre pull every other pull and the Hot will keep you topped off.

Your gear is also pretty low for having to beat up level 90 mobs. Try getting some of the crafted PVP pieces, and run a few heroics. They will be a big boost for you.
They take awhile when I'm in bear spec, but go down quite quickly in cat spec, using gear fully reforged to dodge, save for trinkets, and I stay topped off from PS->HT.
What I do when I'm soloing:

1. 0 CP Savage Roar
2. Rake
3. Mangle to 5 CP (use Tiger's Fury when low on energy)
4. Rip (try to get the TF buff on this)
5. Mangle until dead, refresh Savage Roar, move to next mob

Doesn't take me more than ~20 secs per kill, although my gear is better. :/

Also I use SotF and Heart of the Wild while questing.

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