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  1. Hmm. This is how I was looking at it with some numbers. When FW is almost over, and you delay reapplying rupture by 2 ticks, those ticks are lost forever. If non crit ticks are say, 20k, then you lost 40k that you can't get back. But if the trade is an Evis with FW up which non crit does say 60k more than a non crit Evis with FW down. Where ignoring rupture during FW all the time would be a loss because that would be many ticks lost, delaying for a couple second appears better to me, or is there something else I've overlooked? (Entirely possible, I just wanted to throw some rough numbers I was seeing with the dummy under controlled buffs, no trinket procs, etc to explain better what I was going after)Basically I'm saying trade 2 ticks of Rupture for 40k to gain 60k with the Evis at end of FW, and then apply the rupture seems to me to come out just slightly ahead. I don't think the difference is huge but in the intrest of min-maxing and getting out all the damage you can, I believe this way to be slightly better than simply reapplying rupture no matter when.
  2. No I'm saying because rupture is higher DPE, something I was overlooking when I said in a previous post I was only Evis spamming earlier, that it is worth reapplying almost anytime during FW. What I was offering is that when FW is winding down, and your option is to a) reapply rupture while FW is up and then your next Evis is after FW ends, or b ) delay reapplying rupture and hitting Evis before the FW falls and rupture next. When there is less than 3 ticks (6s) left in the FW, there is a small gain to Evis then Rupture. Before while I would try to keep rupture up before getting FW up, I wouldn't reapply if it was, and that was incorrect because I was overlooking the DPE factor.
  3. But that 70% uptime isn't constant where you say "Ok I'm done casting rupture for the rest of the fight" It goes up and comes down and in between I keep rupture up, and I try to time it so that its being reapplied right before entering a new FW phase (easy to control with cooldowns but not with 4pc procs). Although after reading your post and some reevaluation and testing of rupture ticks vs evis, I found takes 3 non crit rupture ticks for me to make up the difference between a non crit 5pt evis during fw vs non crit 5pt evis when FW is down. So keeping it up is more important than I was giving it credit for, if I start a dance and it falls off it's worth reapplying because that would be 10-15s of rupture downtime that would be more than 3 ticks lost, which would be a loss compared to an Evis at that point. Based on that 3 tick (for non crit again so that's worst case) if you have 6s left on FW then don't reapply rupture, hit the Evis and then get rupture up next once FW is over, otherwise refresh it. The other thing to consider too is that using the rupture during dance is 10 more energy you save to go towards more Ambush.
  4. I premed, unstealth, SnD, prepot, stealth, Ambush, Rupture, Ambush, (sometimes squeeze a third Ambush otherwise a backstab), Hemo, Dance/SBlades for my opener. The third Ambush comes if relentless strikes procs the extra 25 energy, lust also helps for getting that energy. If it doesn't I'll end up getting backstab then get the hemo to cover when the rupture falls and then with dance/blades I'll Ambush and will have a enough combos to get a 5pt evis. At that point I'm Ambushing until I have 5 combos and evis'ing through the dance until theres 1s left on Dance, where I make sure I get one more Ambush off during that last GCD opportunity. I don't wait until the FW falls off on the opener to dance, because while FW uptime is important, Dancing with pot and trinkets up is far more valuable and with AoC it is critical to be dancing when it procs on the open which is usually within a couple seconds of the pull and then you have the ICD so it is your only chance to do so for a while. I've hit over 1.5M dps on the open with this setup. I keep rupture up when I can but since it already ignores armor, I never rupture while FW is up and evis instead. For the person that was asking about videos (I realize it was over a month ago so maybe they don't care anymore), I stream now as Sub but I didn't have the recording's enabled yet. I have changed that so going forward they should be available on twitch, channel is Cytoma.