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Hi all,

Firstly, I know not the ways of the Balance. I stabby stabby in the night.

We have a Boomkin in our raid that I think isn't living up to their potential, and while I'd like to throw some suggestions their way, I don't have the know how. Other than to pick pieces of the Balance guide out (here on IV) and ask "are you doing this?" or "do you open like this?".

They are currently 661 ilvl and pull 16k-18k on Imperator. Can the experts see any blatant mistakes or issues with their spell use and/or rotation that I could pass along?

Thanks,

Armory:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/Elune/Aikko/advanced

Warcraft Logs (a bunch of Imp wipes)

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/BdyaVF6JzfAmN7rW#type=damage-done&fight=5&source=6

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ima  well punted druid and i pull alot so i see 4 things that is wrong

 

1: your gloves, versatility, try and get "treacherous palms" from twins.

 

2: your neck, versatility, try and get "odyssian choker" from twins.

 

3: your waist, versatility, try and get "belt of bloody guts" from butcher.

 

versatility is poison and plague for balance boomy! blerk to that crap

 

your chest, well there is none whitout "versatility" but there will be mental gear in "black rock"

 

and last,

 

4: stellar flare, why? its shit, go euphoria !!

 

and well i think i hope u know rotations well and such, but thats 4 things that will step u in the right direction,

 

also if u want a more, long lasting dps higher, get "soul of the forest" gives u weeker burst ofc but a higher overal sustain, i use "incarnation" cus i like it more, its preferance thingie.

 

Im noobling balance troll from defias brotherhood

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ima  well punted druid and i pull alot so i see 4 things that is wrong

 

1: your gloves, versatility, try and get "treacherous palms" from twins.

 

2: your neck, versatility, try and get "odyssian choker" from twins.

 

3: your waist, versatility, try and get "belt of bloody guts" from butcher.

 

versatility is poison and plague for balance boomy! blerk to that crap

 

your chest, well there is none whitout "versatility" but there will be mental gear in "black rock"

 

and last,

 

4: stellar flare, why? its shit, go euphoria !!

 

and well i think i hope u know rotations well and such, but thats 4 things that will step u in the right direction,

 

also if u want a more, long lasting dps higher, get "soul of the forest" gives u weeker burst ofc but a higher overal sustain, i use "incarnation" cus i like it more, its preferance thingie.

 

Im noobling balance troll from defias brotherhood

 

While those are fine observations, the versatility on those pieces is not what is causing the low dps for the ilvl. Lets take a look at logs.

 

@OP

 

What I am about to say I can only imagine will be the most common things to point out to any boomy. So, here we go.

 

1) Moonfire and Sunfire uptimes are pretty low. 88%(moon)/79%(sun). Comparatively to another log I looked at, both dots were @98%+ uptime. 

 

*Suggestion: An addon for dot tracking may be a good option/suggestion

 

2) Stellar flare uptime is 74%, which is also low. For someone having a hard time managing 2 dots, adding a third is probably not the best idea. 

 

*Suggestion: If maintaining dots is something that needs to be worked on, make a suggestion to use talent choices - Incarnation and Euphoria.

 

 

3) Your boomy used hurricane, I assume for add AOE, that is likely not the best coice of ability usage. At this point, its really hard to justify using that particular ability.

 

4) A pretty big red flag. The fight was over 9 minutes long. The boomy used INC/CA only 1 time each. Your boomy could have used incarnation and celestial alignment at least 2 more times. These are a boomys biggest source of burst damage and need to be utilized better. 

 

I understand that is a hectic fight, and some elements of micro-managing a class can fall to the wayside. As a starting point, dot uptime is huge, and should really be worked on. Second, talent choice changes. Third, cooldown monitoring and usage.

 

I hope this gives you a little info to present and help getting that boom doing a little more dps :)

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While those are fine observations, the versatility on those pieces is not what is causing the low dps for the ilvl. Lets take a look at logs.

 

@OP

 

What I am about to say I can only imagine will be the most common things to point out to any boomy. So, here we go.

 

1) Moonfire and Sunfire uptimes are pretty low. 88%(moon)/79%(sun). Comparatively to another log I looked at, both dots were @98%+ uptime. 

 

*Suggestion: An addon for dot tracking may be a good option/suggestion

 

2) Stellar flare uptime is 74%, which is also low. For someone having a hard time managing 2 dots, adding a third is probably not the best idea. 

 

*Suggestion: If maintaining dots is something that needs to be worked on, make a suggestion to use talent choices - Incarnation and Euphoria.

 

 

3) Your boomy used hurricane, I assume for add AOE, that is likely not the best coice of ability usage. At this point, its really hard to justify using that particular ability.

 

4) A pretty big red flag. The fight was over 9 minutes long. The boomy used INC/CA only 1 time each. Your boomy could have used incarnation and celestial alignment at least 2 more times. These are a boomys biggest source of burst damage and need to be utilized better. 

 

I understand that is a hectic fight, and some elements of micro-managing a class can fall to the wayside. As a starting point, dot uptime is huge, and should really be worked on. Second, talent choice changes. Third, cooldown monitoring and usage.

 

I hope this gives you a little info to present and help getting that boom doing a little more dps smile.png

Awesome feedback. Exactly what I was looking for. This isn't' the first time I've turned to the IV forums for some class feedback and you guys never disappoint.

Edited by BamBamBeano

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