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Anyone else just simply hate blood? Or maybe i just suck at it.
I just received a justicebringer in a ToC PUG tonite and needless to say i was ecstatic.
So i go and respec/glyph and all that fancy stuff, just to find i really hate blood as a dps spec (coming from DW frost).
It is just so dam clunky, watching procs for GoD max damage, (i have tellmewhen addon for this) starting rotations with death strikes to get ABOM up and running first. Then you get into DRW.....this is the part that really bothers me. Its COUNTERINTUITIVE to GoD in the way stuff works! We all know with GoD the point is to keep diseases at there max ticking potential by tracking buffs/procs, but with DRW we have to reapply diseases anyway as soon as we pop it!
I have 4 piece T9 and really want to take advantage GoD and disease uptime, but with having to refresh diseases with DRW anyways its just so dam frustrating....im seriously considering just going back to frost with my Ony welfare weapons, and throwing a stoneskin gargoyle on my justicebringer for my tank set....as sad as that sounds.
I really cannot wait for 3.3 so i can just go unholy already /sigh
Anyone else fell like this about blood dps? Maybe its because ive been unholy (when reaping was in the rotation) most of my dps career that blood just feels awkward as well /shrug
If anyone could give me some tips i don't already know about optimum DRW+GoD rotations id greatly appreciate it. I have read all of the stickies here as well as the boys at Ensidia's guide. Im just not "feeling" blood.
I have yet to raid as blood, just just messing around on the boss target dummy i cannot surpass 4k dps (over 3 million damage done, good sample size). Hell, i can sustain 4300 on the same target dummy as DW frost with the same amount of damage done (around 3 million to keep RNG at bay). I just honestly figured i would surpass frost even on the dummies. My ArP might be a bit low (25%) and i do not have a grim toll or mjolnir, that might make a difference to be sure, getting soft capped on ArP.
For example tonite in ToC, i did 5900 on beasts, 6600 on jaraxxus, around 7k on faction champs (was a pug, we kept wiping on twins lawl) but i just cant see doing that same damage as blood.
Ok i have ranted on too long lol. Here is a link to my armory, im 6 triumph away from virulence, will have that tomorrow. All of my gear is from pug's, ive been unguilded for months, i know i need a new ring (expertise, gotta keep that for a bit) as well as a cloak with not haste on it.....but otherwise i feel like im fairly solid considering all my gear is from pug's/vendors.
The World of Warcraft Armory
Basically what are the numbers i SHOULD be doing on each ToC fight in this gear, so i can set a benchmark for my blood dps spec.
A few things, your dps numbers are never a "should be", as everyones gear and raid makeup is different. If you won the fights in a pug, you're obviously doing something right. For DRW, yes, you want to apply your diseases as soon as you pop it, but only the first time it comes up. If after that, your atk power is lower than your first set of diseases, its not really beneficial to re-apply them at a lower power, just for DRW. In the long run you are better off to pop it and let it do its job of mirroring your HS>DS>DC priorities.
If you read up only a few posts, and check out the Bleeding Hearts mob that we've been discussing, it monitors your total attack power, and creates a scale based on your minimum and maximum, after it's seen it during a fight. For example, my baseline started at about 6k in regular gear, no buffs. Once raidbuffed, the bar expanded with all the trinket procs, and peaked at about 11700. If you start your rotation as a few people here have already said, with any on-use trinkets, DS, a few heart strikes, then Hysteria (Cast on yourself w a macro)+DRW, then apply diseases, you'll be fine. I open with DS>HS>HS>DS>BT>HS>DRW+Hysteria>ERW, and at that point all of my procs are up and im at a comfortable level to drop diseases, and all of my runes are avaliable.
Any new rotation seems clunky the first time you use it, and blood is no different.