Enh DPS check

90 Troll Shaman
2825
Thanks again all. Will take this dummy to the dummy tonight. The depth of things I have had to learn and master in this game has been interesting, and every time I read over one of the guides I see/appreciate something new to focus on and learn. Basics is easy, mastery is difficult.

Er, one more question. In which sequence is it best to blow the 3 minute cooldowns/trinket?
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90 Orc Shaman
10050
All of them are off of the GCD except for the Fire Elemental, so you can blow them all together. Well, Feral Spirits is on the GCD, but that has it's own place in the priority.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
So macro then?
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90 Orc Shaman
10050
You can, yeah.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
I'm getting the feeling you don't?
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90 Orc Shaman
10050
Sorry I've been busy for the majority of the day.

Personally, no, I don't. The reason for this is because I'm an Orc, and the only 3 minute cooldown I have is Ascendance. I don't glyph Fire ele because I'm not a troll, so it's 5 minutes. My Feral Spirits is 2 minutes, Blood Fury 2 minutes, and yeah. If I was a troll, I'd most likely macro them.

Right now I only use two macros--which are for my Unleash Elements/Flame shock, which is a cast sequence macro to smooth things out in execution while saving bar space. The only other macro is for Blood Fury, which is macroed to my Stormstrike.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
No worries. Thanks again for this. It give me a lot to work on.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
tried some of the suggestions ITT last night and can pull about 76 k initially but then it rapidly drops off. Those inter 3 minute burst phases are needing some more attention.

Thanks for the simcraft on my toon Houndstooth, really appreciate that. Need to keep working at it it seems
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90 Orc Shaman
10050
Are you saying you burst 76k?

Here, read this: http://www.totemspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=6844
Edited by Platform on 12/5/2012 7:55 AM PST
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
The one time I ran at the dummy with skada those were the numbers I recall seeing. Then skada tried to access some restricted file when I was wiping a glyph (to replace with the fire elemental per our conversation yesterday) and it got shut down. Unbuffed mind, and not blowing all opening cooldowns quite right.

I have read and reread that and other guides since I started playing in August, but for questing mobs the priorities aren't really needed because things die in 2-3 globals anyway. Where I am now working for raids is on the opening you suggested yesterday, and the middle part of the priority list. Using partial MW stacks with LB will in particular be a positive DPS gain.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
...working the troll racial in effectively is something I only noticed recently, and you guys forced the issue yesterday so it popped to the top of the queue. :)
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
Anybody in here got a good macro "how to" they could recommend?
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
Man, I must be completely retarded. I cannot pop big DPS numbers. I did manage 3rd DPS on Gara'jal last night for the first time, but still working the kinks out of this rotation to max the deeps. But I'm getting a little frustrated.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
Its amazing what two new weapons can do
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90 Pandaren Shaman
10365
Sorry I've been busy for the majority of the day.

Personally, no, I don't. The reason for this is because I'm an Orc, and the only 3 minute cooldown I have is Ascendance. I don't glyph Fire ele because I'm not a troll, so it's 5 minutes. My Feral Spirits is 2 minutes, Blood Fury 2 minutes, and yeah. If I was a troll, I'd most likely macro them.

Right now I only use two macros--which are for my Unleash Elements/Flame shock, which is a cast sequence macro to smooth things out in execution while saving bar space. The only other macro is for Blood Fury, which is macroed to my Stormstrike.


Playing a panda, and I usually (though not always) top dps in Heroics... not much experience in raiding so far in MOP due to guild being uber-casual and a healthy dislike of LFR. Was playing a Tauren before this.

I like the mention about macroing abilities together in order to save space and to smooth my rotation. I have two castsequence macros set up on my bar. One is UE/ST, with the reset timer keyed to Unleash Element's; and FS/ES macroed together with the reset at 8 seconds. The idea of putting UE/FS together is intriguing enough for me to give it a look tonight.

As for damage, at my current gear level I'm pulling 35/40k in questing, and 45/50k on heroic bosses. Where I feel my bread and butter is, however, is on AOE. FS/LL/FN is a potent AOE combo that cannot be ignored in AOE situations. I've topped out at 75/80k+ in AOE situations.

Also, pop Ancestral Guidance alongside Ascendance during heavy damage periods. Your healer will love you for it.
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90 Troll Shaman
2825
all excellent advice.

Got the rotation down much more smoothly thanks to using SAA to get a better feel for the timing, and with the new gear I am wrecking things much more efficiently. Have topped damage charts on LFR and even placed 2nd in a guild normal more MSV. Gotta learn to dance better for WoE though...

I really appreciate the suggestions all, and hope to represent Enh well in the coming days.
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90 Draenei Shaman
8835
12/10/2012 09:20 AMPosted by Jangosàgony
and FS/ES macroed together with the reset at 8 seconds


you should be using glyph of Flame Shock. Earth shock does more initial damage, so you should only FS to refresh the debuff when it's about to run out, and only with the Unleashed Flame buff.
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90 Orc Shaman
10050
12/16/2012 11:28 AMPosted by Demapples
you should be using glyph of Flame Shock. Earth shock does more initial damage, so you should only FS to refresh the debuff when it's about to run out, and only with the Unleashed Flame buff.


The DPS difference is marginal at best. We're talking within 50-100 DPS. It's a lower DPS difference to not have Flame Shock glyphed than it was during Dragon Soul to cast Lightning Bolt at 5 stacks over Stormstrike.
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