Destro lock rotation
my personal favorite is to 'rotate' your character to whatever direction the lock trainer is and respec aff/demo.
in all seriousness, destro is not very good as of 4.2 and to be honest i would consider it downright bad.
if you're really set on being destro, here's the guide on destro, hope it helps:
Soul Fire > Immolate > Corruption > Conflagurate > Chaos Bolt > IncinerateX2
Boss or something that will be up for a while:
Soul Fire > Immolate > Corruption > Conflagurate > Bane > Curse > Chaos Bolt... then I just throw in whatever is off of cooldown/will fit before Immolate and Corruption need to be refreshed.
Using SF as the tank is pulling gives you ISF without wasting any time. Recast SF when ISF is like 4 seconds left if your imp hasnt procced and your soul burn is on CD. Otherwise use the instant cast. Destro is pretty much reliant on keeping ISF up all the time, which is why most people hate it. ISF is a pain in the !@# mechanic.
Destro definitely isn't "downright bad" like sommmme people say. I can pull 24-28k in FL as destro and on some fights I prefer it for our raid with the BoH and shadowfury additions. If all you care about is straight DPS though, its worse than the other 2 specs. I enjoy it though.
you may want to rethink your talent trees. you have 4 points total in searing pain and aftermath which are pretty worthless, along with 2 points in improving bane which isn't a great gain compared to other options.
The sim numbers are black and white. Raid encounters aren't. There are multiple variables that need to be taken into account. Some raid comps may need demo aoe, some may need extra %s off from BoH. Some may need better burn phases where destro fails, but others may be having trouble keeping spiderlings in check which shadowflame/shadowfury is incredibly helpful.
Even though destro is relatively low, I feel like I play destro at 99% but my affliction is like 80%. I'm MUCH better at perfecting destro just from the more practice I've had with it. So in my case, even though it sims worse, my destro would be better than my affliction. So that's why for the most part people should just do what they like best and are best at. Compared to demo and affliction, destro is low, but compared to some other classes, it's still pretty damn good.
True, any DPS spec played well has potential, all im getting at is sometimes familiarizing yourself with a "better" spec and practicing it to where you know it well serves as a help to yourself and your raid's progression.
If you're not having trouble and your DPS as a raid is good and your group feels confident, by all means i would say DPS in whatever spec you want, assuming it's a DPS spec.
I'm talking in terms of playing at your best...if you absolutely need to be the best you can be for a raid performance, destro doesn't really compete with aff/demo.
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