Thank you for the great guide. I usually try to find advanced tips that are not found in every guide. I found the tip about conserving haunts for after high uptime on dots very helpful.
One thing I still cannot find the answer for is the optimal priority for 2 target encounters. Just for consistency, suppose there are 2 bosses with high health. I understand it would be optimal to start out with SB: SS on both targets, but what about maintaining sustained dps? Is it best to manually refresh dots on both targets while using haunt + MG on one? Or is this the time to use the glyphed SS on the 2nd target? I'm positive that we should never let agony drop off either target, but what about corr or UA? If we have haunt + full dots up on current target and corr or UA is about to fall off of 2nd target, what then becomes the priority? Should I spend the time refreshing corr and UA on 2nd target, or should I continue to MG the current target and renew dots on 2nd target after haunt falls off current target?
Sorry if that is confusing. It's a bit hard to explain in words what I am thinking. I'm a bit meticulous because I want to know the exact way to min/max dps.
tl;dr - What is optimal priority for 2 targets? Manual dot refreshing vs SS
When it comes to two targets I CoE the off one first and then SB:SS. I then switch to the main target and follow the regular rotation. Because I have 2 Cr's up I increase my chances at getting Nightfall procs which equals more shards for me to SB:SS with. And then it comes down to micro management and switching between the main/off target to reapply my DoTs. I don't care if some fall off on the off target, just as long as I get a few good Haunt/MGs on the main.
It shouldn't be too hard to manage it with a target and a focus target :). After all, you are only really switching to target two to reapply DoTs. You just gotta make sure when you are reapplying your UA on target two that one of your DoTs on the first target is not falling off and you are not losing a chance to reapply Haunt at the correct time(when all the DoTs still have 8 seconds or more on them left). I started watching that part a lot more in my more recent heroics.
On that note, Sylv, I am finding lock dps to be pretty good even at lower gear levels. I am just now up to 451 in item level and do 30-35k on some bosses in heroics, well the ones that don't have some whacky gimmicks that cause me to retarget or stuff like that, lol.