[Affliction] Need help optimizing DPS

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Well, I started the expansion as Destruction, and have been doing pretty good dps with it, but as I have been progressing in raids and such, I have encountered with more and more gear with haste/mastery/versatility, no crit, and I have been feeling that I'm stuck with my DPS because of the lack of crit, so I gave a shot to my Affliction spec that I used mostly for PVP.


The problem is, as much as I try and feel that I'm keeping good the uptime of my dots, my DPS in dummy goes no further of 13k DPS.

Maybe is the not so good levels of haste, or maybe I'm not doing something well in the rotation, so I came here looking for illumination here in Icy Veins.


Also, I don't know well the opener for fights very well with Affliction, so a rough idea would help a lot!

As far as stat priority goes, I understand is INT>HASTE>MASTERY. 


Thank you in advancement for helping!


Here is my askmrrobot page of my character:'thalas/min%C3%AEx


How do I get logs of my combat in my character?

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The Locky nailed it, read around and use some data found.

Also, personal experience advice - don't touch dummy. I have a very bad relationship with it, and looks like you too.sad.png 
Best way to test your dps it to go straight to raid/HC dungeons. Buffs affect your stats => your dps a lot more than you can think. plus it would be the most realistic test you can possibly get.

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