I'm an iLvl 488 BM Hunter, just 1/6 Normal atm on the reserve 10-man team, and want to move up to the varsity team, but not pulling the numbers. I don't have a WoL log atm, but will get one and post later. Here is my Armory Profile: http://us.battle.net...s/Zazi/simple�� (BTW, this shows me not downing Garalon on LFR which is wrong, I've done him plenty. Weird)
I have all the gear max enchanted, have Leatherwork and Blacksmithing enchants as well, and gem and reforge strictly in accordance with the most current Icy-Veins, Noxxic, and MaxDPS recommendations. My talents are Posthaste, Silencing, Iron Hawk, Dire Beast, Lynx, and Glave. I always use 300 Agi Food and 1000 Agi Flask.
I ran Sims on my char and set it for raid buffs/debuffs, average player, and a boss like Feng, pretty much single target fight and not much movement needed. I have everything hotkeyed on my left hand of the keyboard, and my num-pad is hotkeyed for all my movement, including strafes, so I rarely touch a mouse. I am pretty good at constant attack while moving in any way due to a lot of PvP. My SiMs result shows this char should be pulling an average of 82K. 78-80K is what our varsity Hunters are pulling with similar gear and stats. My results are stuck at about 68-73K.
I believe there is something wrong with my macros and rotation, some place where I am not maximizing stacking potential, and possibly some erroneous macro construction where I am nullifying or not getting proper benefits. Here are my macros and general rotation (I realize there is no actual rotation for Hunters, and that it is situational. I constantly try to keep high awareness and make proper selections:
This is my primary combat macro for Kill Command and Beastile Wrath:
/cast beastile wrath
/cast kill command
/cast arcane shot
I am concerned I am trying to stuff too many things into one macro, but I have tested it and everything seems to work, and anything off cooldown in the list does fire in sequence. There is no GCD doubling up, so it all fires at once. I keep in 25 yards when using this. I have some doubts about the stacking order here, but cannot verify.
Anyway, my only other attack macro is for my opening serpent sting, just to consolidate hunters mark for the opening, since I have it glyphed as well:
Serpent Sting macro:
/cast hunter's mark
/cast serpent sting
Rapid Fire Macro, to pop my pots before rapid fire sequences and tag on an arcane shot at the end:
/cast Rapid Fire
/use Virmen's Bite
/cast Arcane Shot
As far as rotation, on something like Feng, I wait till the initial pull is within 25 yards, then open. Opening sequence:
- serpent sting macro (puts on hunters mark first)
- stampede (I use 5 ferocity pets, chosen for raid support buffs, and mainly use a spirit cat and a spirit heal macro for self or whoever may need).
- rapid fire macro (including Virmen's Bite pot)
- dire beast
- lynx rush
- Kill Command macro shown above (wrath, dash, rabid, kill command)
- glave toss
- arcane shot
- rapid fire
- dire beast
- lynx rush
- Kill Command macro
- glave toss, arcane shots to 40%
- cobra shot
END OPENING sequence
After that, I rotate the kill command macro, glave toss, arcane shots and cobra shots, hitting anything else that comes off cooldown as needed. I am back and forth about using Focus Fire, and dont notice a significant difference either way, considering the need to keep the stacks on the pet, however, I've been using it more lately, trying to see a difference. I think I tend to use too many cobra shots in a row when i have rapid fire or focus fire on, just because the temptation to get full focus is so great, so i will fire off 3 or 4 cobra shots then back into regular rotation--I realize this is probably bad and a source of dps loss, but it does not account for missing 5-10K of dps. Something much bigger is wrong.
All the above said, we have 2 hunters on the reserve raid team, and I am usually just a little above the other one, and we are specc'd same, have similar gear (mine better), etc. He says he never uses any macros and just mashes buttons as fast as he can.
As I said, I will post a WoL log as soon as possible, but appreciate any help I can get with this above. I welcome all criticism and comments. Thanks mucho!
Edited by Zaz, 23 December 2012 - 09:58 AM.