I've been pretty bad at keeping up with this thread, apologies to everyone. Graduating from college, looking for a job, Diablo 3, and ultimately boredom from clearing H DS every week since March/April have led to a severe lack of WoW in my schedule.
(Yes, I am still searching for employment! :) )
However, after considering all of the changes currently in MoP Beta, I have decided to continue my "tradition" of playing a different class every expansion. Rogue for wrath, Warrior for Cata, and Deathknight for MoP.
Naturally, that will mean that I will be no longer involved in SMF-theorycrafting. I might do some small work with the DK, but the DK community seems to already have dedicated individuals to all of the specs/subspecs. I will ask moderators to unsticky this thread when MoP is released, but I will keep in touch until then. :)
My DK is this guy: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/stormrage/Externality/simple
Best of luck to everyone, and if you ever see me around on Externality or Collision, feel free to send me a message. I'm known for being chronically AFK, but if I'm at the computer I will respond. :)
GO HERE for changes in 4.3 to rotation. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2190890474?page=1#3
*Updated with 4.3 BIS Weapons. (Yeah, I know, I'm really late on that.)
I transferred servers, so the armory on the left will not work. This will, if you're interested in my armory.
Hello everybody, this is my guide for Single-minded-fury, a subspec of Fury for the warrior class. The intention of this guide is to show the differences between the two sub-specs, and hopefully make everyone who reads this a slightly better player at the end of the day.
Talent spec: 8/31/2
That’s what you’ll see for most warriors. Some people drop a point in rude interruption for Piercing howl, and you can also swap out the victory rush glyph for the colossus smash glyph if needed.
As SMF, one of the first things you will notice is how weak raging blow is compared to TG. This is due to the weapon speed differential between TG and SMF (Typically 3.6/3.8 vs 2.6). This is the only reason we have a different ability priority than TG.
When dealing with your ability usage, you have to look at rage as a limited resource in which you must maximize each point of rage to put out the most damage possible. Every time you use heroic strike outside of colossus smash you are losing a small amount of DPS overall, and every time you delay using bloodthirst you are also losing out on overall dps.
Each ability has an average “Damage per rage” when you use it at any point in an encounter. Ultimately you want to use your highest DPR abilities every time they’re off cool down. When dealing with TG, RB is actually your highest DPR ability and is a button that you do not want to delay pressing very often. With SMF, RB is one of your weaker attacks and you will sometimes delay using it outside of colossus smash.
Damage per rage in BIS gear
Bloodthirst - 2076
Execute - 1950
Raging Blow -1660 (With 1398 mastery)
20 rage heroic strike - 1592
30 rage heroic strike - 1061As you can see, the DPR difference between HS and BT is fairly significant. Due to this, if you learn anything from this guide, it is that you must follow these rules when dealing with heroic strike.
Generally during the encounter you will play a giant game of "Avoid using heroic strike!"
Only use heroic strike when the following conditions apply: