I can pull consistent 80-90k on most fights as demo, but have pretty decent gear (490 ilvl) and thought affliction would yield results that were higher, maybe even 5-10k higher, but instead I am seeing significantly lower numbers, like 15k lower.
I'm sure I'm doing the rotation correctly, keeping at least agony and corruption on everything (I ignore UA on high target fights, picking 3 targets to keep it on, but not applying it all to anything else), but I'm primarily concerned about low target raid boss fights anyway.
I'm CoE, popping demon soul, using trinket, getting the dots on with SB:SS macro, Haunt, then MG spam / dot refreshing / applying Haunt whenever a shard procs, and then replacing MG with Drain Soul at 20% and then using the macro to reapply all 3 dots from then on out while keeping 100% uptime on Haunt.
I'm thinking that the lower dps and the elevated dps a lot of affliction warlocks are seeing might have a whole lot to do with the trinket from Elegon. I don't have one, not even an LFR version. I've used the bonus roll every time, but no luck yet.
What I'm really wondering is are there any affliction warlocks out there who DO NOT have the Elegon trinket that are pulling higher than 65-75k dps on single target normal (without crazy dmg buffs like on Elegon) raid boss fights (Garajal, Feng, Spirit Kings, Zorlok, Blade Lord)?
It seems to me like 65-75k is the best I'm going to get without the trinket and I should go back to demo until I do get one.