Definitive Cat DPS FAQ (4.0.x)
Any idea on what meta gem to use now? I'm not about to switch all of my gems out at this point in time. They did say they will revert the change but they don't know when. Or perhaps not worry about it since we'll all be leveling in less than 2 weeks anyway.One of the crit ones, I'm guessing. Since they're all such a marginal DPS gain, I'm just holding out until they fix the RED.
Good to know, thanks. And yeah, it's silly that this is getting floated off the front page by threads with titles like, "omg ur maekin a troll ur noob tauren number one real durid".
Especially when we all know that Night Elves are the first Druids.
Oh and bump for awesome thread.
Also, I didn't see it listed anywhere, but you can clip a rake or a rip within 3 seconds and you will still get the ticks that are remaining on your new rake/rip. They don't go away, but they do get overwritten with the new damage modifier, whatever it may be. This is useful to make a non-TF take get clipped, and add that tick to a TF'd rake for a dps increase.
It is ALSO a dps increase to only ever rip inside of tiger's fury. I know, you're thinking, no Ovenmitt, you're wrong. Well, ACTUALLY.... (this is assuming you're glyphed for tiger's fury, as you should be. if you aren't, you're doing it wrong)
The very first rip should be cast on the last second of tiger's fury. That rip will run out the second after tiger's fury is back up again. Tiger's fury, rip.
You'll lose 1-2 ticks of rip every SECOND tiger's fury, and save yourself silly combo pts to ferocious bite with, all the while you're getting superior dpe from the rips you're applying. Large net gain (4-6%)
This also assumes you aren't !#@!ing terrible at feral rotations, and that you have commensurate gear to go with not being terrible. It will not work at under 70% static crit, you wont have the combo points. It will not work if you have down syndrome. It will not work if you use badkitty FBN or other addons for #%**ty players. If you can play properly, your dps will increase.
Dropping the 4pc resulted in a dps gain on all fights, and more overall dmg. I understand RnG could be a factor, but I do know that the raid makeup is the same because our raid leader is VERY conscientious about it and ensures we have everything needed.
4pc w/ original meta:
H25 Marrowgar - 14.7k
H25 Deathwhisper - 15.6k (myself, mut rogue, enhance shammy stayed on boss entire fight)
H25 Saurfang: 17.1k
H25 Festergut: 17.3k
H25 Rotface: 16.8k (got lucky, never got infected)
H25 Queen: 17.5k (bit at 7% health left)
2pc w 277 offsets and wacked meta:
H25 Marrowgar - 15.3k
H25 Deathwhisper - 16.2k (same group on boss)
H25 Saurfang - 18.4k (this is the surprising one. Huge dps increase)
H25 Festergut - 17.8k (and got 1 shot of malleable goo, leader missed the move call)
H25 Rotface - 17.1k (1 infected)
H25 Queen - 28k (bit 2nd so not a good indicator)
These were just my results, and like I said RNG could be a factor, but I doubt it that much considering it was an increase pretty much straight across the board.
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