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I've noticed with your dodge/parry macros that the value has changed.
I originally copied/pasted it shortly after your guide went up, however after having to redo my macros I noticed that the values have dropped.
Pre-updating with my gear it said I need somewhere around 22% parry.
After updating it now says I only need 17% parry or so.
has there been a change somewhere that I missed reading about that caused the numbers to alter?
Yes the old calc would bring your parry and dodge ratings to about equal. The catch is that the DR doesn't quite work like that. You'll want a lot more dodge than your parry. So for example to get the macro as matched as I could it has me at;
10.53% Dodge (4,937 rating)
21.57% Parry (2,817 rating)
This is also probably not a perfect science. It has me as 32.1% but i wager I could get more by better balancing by hand.
Now adjusting my reforges just slightly I ended up at
10.54% Dodge (4,976 rating)
21.57% Parry (2,814 rating)
The macro states I need 21.58% parry but by not following the initial reforges I've now gained .01% avoidance.
p.s. the normal math would have me
10.54% * 2.598 - 5.797 = 21.58592
All this really states is the math is close but not perfect. It's tool to help you regardless.
I posted this on EJ and i thought id post it here too. Ill include it in the tank dps section when I get some time.
DPS analysis for using DC instead of RS as a rune dump at high levels of AP after the recent RS buff.
Reniat do you know if there is a Blood Tap management add on? I currently use CLC DK but it has not be updated and quite some time and I can not set it up the way I want becuase some of the customization is cut off by the Size of spell check bar being to large for the screen any recommendation would be really appreciated
I just use Weak Auras. I use WA for EVERYTHING. Literally every addon you have can be replaced in some way with weak auras. There are a few things that could do through WA but just work better through something else, but like 80% of my UI is built through WA. To give you an idea of just how customizable WA is, I have a WA that puts an animated arthas pointing his sword at me with a chat bubble that says "GET YOUR FOOD!" if i dont have my food buff inside of a raid (but not when im outside a raid or if no one else in the raid has food)
Here is the BT tracker I built if you have WA:
Edited by Reniat on 3/20/2013 8:35 PM PDT
Noticed a few days ago that you were using death siphon, not sure if you've used it in raiding (currently checking your logs to see if so)
If so, how do you feel it stands against death pact? is the cost worth the gain?
I basically see it as 2x death siphon for each death strike so maybe for high magic damage fights would we see a large healing gain?
You should add a macro section if only for this one lifesaving macro
#showtooltip death pact
/cast vampiric blood
/cast death pact
/cast raise dead
/cast vampiric blood
can remove healthstone if you choose, but i have found on a fight where your purgatory procs this macro will get you back to near 100% unless it was a 1 shot several million damage hit, and even then with a LoH and normal heals you may still survive.
Honestly that's a bit overkill. You don't want to throw EVERYTHING at a purgatory proc, because then you come out of it with no cooldowns left, which can still kill you if you are in content that puts you at risk for purgatory in the first place. in general VB + DS is enough to get you out without blowing every CD you have as long as you are also getting external heals (plus the shield from the DS will help you survive the first hit out of purgatory). Remember you have a full 3 seconds for purgatory, and Death Pact is off the GCD, so if you VB + DS and you're still not out you will have time to DP should you need it. When it comes to cooldowns, overkill can kill. (but so can underkill, which is why being aware of your CDs and your situation so you know exactly what you need is important.)
Also keep in mind, unless you are 1-2 shot into purgatory and don't have time to react, one or both of the cooldowns in the macro should have been used to prevent purgatory in the first place.
It's a useful macro for many situations, but I don't want to encourage the idea of using too many CDs at once.
Edited by Reniat on 4/5/2013 11:07 AM PDT
As a Full time DK Tank, I am looking for some insight into how other tanks find their DPS stacking up to other classes? I am also interested in threat generation comparisons?
With the latest patch I have found my DPS is not keeping up with other classes and my AoE Threat has also plummeted. Especially as dps gets better gear just spreading diseases and DnD no longer seems to do the trick?
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