Caporelata

Demo DPS - Any help appreciated

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Hey all. For some time now I've felt like my DPS hasn't been up to scratch. I've run out of ideas for solutions to the issue so thought I should post here.

If possible could someone let me know what I can't see for myself with regard to my spec, rotation and gear.

Cheers in advance.

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jafK8GpQv4y9RdC1/#type=damage-done&fight=1&source=6

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/khazgoroth/Caporelata/advanced

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On 10/12/2016 at 11:25 AM, Caporelata said:

Hey all. For some time now I've felt like my DPS hasn't been up to scratch. I've run out of ideas for solutions to the issue so thought I should post here.

If possible could someone let me know what I can't see for myself with regard to my spec, rotation and gear.

Cheers in advance.

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jafK8GpQv4y9RdC1/#type=damage-done&fight=1&source=6

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/khazgoroth/Caporelata/advanced

78th percentile for your item level is pretty good especially as your fight length is very long and you will continue to drop after the initial burst. You also got Rot 3 times and seems like you had to move on the swarm phase.

Any particular reason to use GoSyn? (I meant GoServ)

2 weak relics

One thing is you do not always use your GoServ Felguard and Doomguard for TKC. Ideally try and make them line up better but yes you do not want to delay too long.

A couple of small casting gaps with no Demonwrath use.

1 missed Dogs, 1 missed Felstorm, only one pot used, 1 wasted SS.

So just needs tightening up from what I can see. Good luck

Disclaimer: Always may be errors.

Edited by spikeysquad

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Thanks very much for the fast reply.

The traits on my relics are awful, but I was under the impression that ilvl > trait, is that not the case? So i should focus on Demonic Empowerment relics rather than just pushing the ilvl of my relic in the future?

Using demonwrath to cover down time is a great tip, something I had over looked.

Also, not sure why the logs would show the use of GoSyn, as i run GoSer exclusively for Demo for the extra Felguard for TKC.

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Thanks for getting back to me Caporelata and you are welcome.

Well for Demo some of the relics, like improved Imp damage, are pretty strong so item level for the increased stats do not always win out. I would use this spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ztq_qM1QNkKfntgb_WiWU6aEGvWihcszSN2OT5KiZnc/edit#gid=0 as a guide. 

I meant to say why do you use GoServ? Pretty much every log I look at uses GoSyn. I do not know the DPS difference though. It may be minor.

All in all was no major issues. Demo is very punishing though if we have to move (and especially at the wrong times!). Do you use your Circle and Gateway?

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Get in the habit of casting doomguard post Hand/Dreadstalkers cause that's what you'll do when you get your bracers.

I would say the primary thing holding you back is those relics. Try for Wild Imp damage, which is the best for demo locks. Upgrading that fel relic is #1 priority for you. Chain run Halls of Valor mythic+ until you get that one, the titanforged (900) one is BiS until 7.2

I personally don't like GoSer, GoSyn parses higher ( https://www.simulationcraft.org ) and is less micro management anyhow. I don't know why people keep trying to push GoSer. In 7.1.5 Felguard damage is getting buffed, so it may be relevant then, but stick with GoSyn for now.

GET A CHRONO SHARD. This will up your DPS by an extrodinary amount replacing that wriggling sinew with literally any chrono shard and it's a DPS upgrade. Again, titan forged chronoshard is BiS until Tomb.

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That spreadsheet is awesome, ty for the link.

I will look into GoSyn as well. TBH I took GoSer without giving it a lot of thought, I just assumed the extra pet would come out ahead.

Nice to know that my issues are mostly minor or gear related though, it does take away some fears of screwing up a spec that I'm rather new too.

Thanks again for all the advise.

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2 hours ago, Caporelata said:

So I spent today trying to sort some of the issues pointed out to me.

Got myself a Chrono Shard, fixed a talent, still no joy on relics but it has only been one day.

Then I go into raid.

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/rDMAzLKj1h9G2wkq/#type=damage-done&fight=4

You guys are absolute legends! Thanks heaps for setting me straight.

That is very awesome. Good job! 

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