Infraction: 7. Do not beg for hand-holding.
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I do believe that this has all been discussed.
Hi I'm just wondering about what the optimal time spent in Viper is for a Sv hunter. I haven't managed to plow through all the posts yet, but so far I haven't found anything that is specific enough for what I'd like to know. My question is really about whether it is better to switch to Viper until I've recovered 100% mana, or to some other percentage such as 50%, 70%, 80% max mana etc, in a 10 man raid and to a lesser degree, in a 25 man (I almost never OOM in a 25 man except of really loooong fights).
I was thinking that in longer fights (maybe XT Hard mode), staying in viper til 100% mana is possibly better, and for shorter fights (erm...XT normal?) going to <100% is better in terms of efficiency, but that's just what I hypothesize. Does anyone happen to have experiences to share to validate/invalidate this hypothesis?
Furthermore, is it viable to switch back to Dhawk for Es ticks, then back to viper for mana regen, and back to Dhawk again every time Es cd is up? Or is that unnecessary or even counter-productive?
I'm inclined to do an experiment to simulate long and short fights with using viper to various percentages of max mana as well as for switching back and forth for Es ticks, but I want to be sure I'm not needlessly replicating previous findings. Hope you guys can shed some light on this topic for me =)