@Lustx- Do you always run FDCL, including rateds?
I ran into you the other day in randoms. It was AB.
Alliance won! Woot! You were top damage for the bg though. Even with me focusing you when we are at the same nodes. ;) lol. So funny to run into a fellow forum priest in a bg. I'm glad it happened, even if you didn't recognize me, which I don't expect you did.
I use FDCL in every situation unless the map is either:
Twin Peaks (rateds only)
WSG (rateds only)
Because simply put with the 38% mastery I get off mastery buff leads FDCL to come back up every 1-3 seconds. So All I really need to do is focus on dot management.. When a melee focuses me: I'll have two FDCL's up, and usually a mind blast. Pop offensive trinket OR vampiric embrace (or fear to get away) dot them, pop everything into them.. Usually they roll over dead; or drop to 20% and run away because of it.
I would use insanity; if the 5 second Psychic horror wasn't leading me into more killing blows than insanity was landing.. It just seems more logical for me to CC a healer with a blanket silence; then psychic horror the other healer, and while my teams focusing the other DPS either over-extend onto the healers and fear-bomb for an additional 8second CC or see if one healer is good enough to heal a target being hit by 175K+ incoming damage per second.
& Yeah, I remember seeing you in an Arathi Basin.. Didn't you notice me /wave to you in the few seconds the warrior on me, died, then I got owned by 4 DPS just swapping onto me.. couldn't LoS fast enough. But hey; that's what happens when you're a shadow priest going to LM when your healer is running around on mines.
FDCL isn't that great if you don't have the 22K base Spell Power though.. When this toon was only 19K or so Spell Power it seemed like it was just hitting people for a wet noodle... Used recount to see exactly how much damage my FDCL can do..
Mind Blast > SW:P > VT > FDCL > Devouring Plague (initial) > Devouring Plague (dot) > SW:D
Within a 8 minute game of WSG I managed to use 32 FDCL (mind spike)'s on people for about 1478562 damage. Which averaged into about 48K damage each.. Yet it was critting for anywhere between 100-150K.
Mastery-Speced Mind Spike FTW
But FDCL's damage varies..
My insanity will tick on a person for 100% of Mind Flay (15-30K when casted) which makes it about 30-60K crits. What I don't like about that is usually the target will either die, I will get dispelled, DP will be dispelled, I will be CC'd in some other way, or 3-4 of my other dots will fall off of my other targets leading to DPS/Proc loss.
It's a playstyle... I would reccomend insanity if you don't want to rely as much on RNG as I like to.. But RNG makes the game more fun to me.
I usually have 4-6 Vampiric Touches running at any given time
15% chance for VT to proc Mind Spike per damage tick per target.
Mastery: 28%(38% buffed) chance for your dots to tick twice.
38% chance for VT to tick twice
Double the Damage
Double chance for Mind Spike to proc
Literally when you have like 7 targets vampiric touched you could just start spamming mind spike cool-downs if you're lucky enough and get back to back non-stop 50-150K crits (more towards the 50-85K mark on 68%+ resil targets)
With the buff PvP power is getting in 5.3.. Oh god.. Resilience won't mean much against power stacking..