Auracle, on 02 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:
Knowing exactly how long to delay any given cooldown so that stacking it is a nett DPS gain... well, that's beyond my expertise.
Its actually pretty simple really. Lets look at the CD timers
Avenging Wrath = 3 min
GotAK = 5 min
So you can use AW twice (6min) while GotAK is on CD. Then when GotAK comes off CD, AW will have 1 min left on the CD, so you can delay GotAK by this much and pop them both again to start the process over.
Lets say you have the 4pc that reduces the CD of AW
Avenging Wrath = 115s
GotAK = 300s
So lets say we pop both at the same time. Again, you can use AW twice before GotAK comes off
AWx2 = 230s
GotAK = 70s left on CD
Now if you pop AW a 3rd time, (345s) all you need to do is wait 45 seconds after GotAK is off CD for AW to come off CD.
So to conclude, (Not including points where you should save your CD's for % extra damage) you pretty much want to pop Avenging Wrath (and GotAK at start) on CD and wait to use GotAK until Avenging Wrath comes off CD.
I thought of this off the top of my head, and I do not play a Ret pally. So PLEASE, if I am completely wrong, tell me.