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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:16 PM
First of all, your character's set-up looks pretty good overall. There are a few minor tweaks you can make, which you can see if you put your character into Ask Mr. Robot and click on Optimizie (http://www.askmrrobo...ldaman/deathkat is your link).
Secondly, regarding your rotation, I would try to phrase it a bit clearer to make sure you're doing things right.
- Keep diseases up. Always refresh them with Outbreak if it's available. If not, use Plague Strike to put Blood Plague on. Frost Fever should pretty much always be on from Howling Blast.
- Only use Howling Blast when you have a Rime proc. This is very important and you should never use Howling Blast without a Rime proc (exception if Frost Fever is not on the target and Outbreak is on cooldown).
- Only use Frost Strike when you have two runes of the same kind fully-depleted (for example, none of the two Unholy runes are finished regenerating). This is the only way in which Runic Empowerment will proc, and Runic Empowerment is a major source of runes for you, allowing you to cast Obliterate much more often. If you're capped on runic power, you can use Frost Strike regardless of the state of your runes.
- Never use Frost Strike on Killing Machine procs. I can't stress the importance of this enough. Whenever you have a Killing Machine proc, try to use it with Obliterate - the difference is huge. Sometimes, it's not possible to avoid Frost Striking Killing Machines (either because it procs at the same moment that you are using Frost Strike, or because you have no runes for Obliterate for a long time).
That's really about it as regards to rotation. Just focus on not wasting Killing Machine procs on Frost Strikes, and not wasting potential Runic Empowerment procs by Frost Striking when you shouldn't.
Also, your weapon is only item level 463 - which does hold back your DPS quite a bit.
Let me know if you are still unclear on some things, or have more questions.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:06 PM
thanks Vlad. That is actually very helpful. i do use Soul reaper like u said i just forgot to mention it. my bad. however i do have another question about auto attacks. it seems as if i get procs more often if i let a couple auto's land? is this just my imagination?
As far as ask mr.Robot i tried that and my dps went from what i mentioned earlier to about 25k. and i got in big trouble from my guild. Not really big trouble but u know. so they recommended i get reforge lite? ok or not so much? seems to be working great so far.
You are very welcome.
I don't know why using Ask Mr. Robot in this instance would be a DPS loss, or why your guild would mind. Looking at what it is recommending for you right now, you end up gaining 546 Strength, 1.6% Mastery, and 2.31% Haste (though in a few cases you have no enchants at all on the pieces of gear, so the improvements are no-brainers). Yes, it puts you slightly below the Hit and Expertise caps, but this only creates the illusion of being a huge DPS loss due to the way the community has been interpreting it over the years - such a small amount under the caps, in your case, is actually a DPS increase due to the amounts of stats you gain in other places. Also, if you click on Options, you can set it to Force Hit and Expertise caps, so you avoid this problem.
Regarding the procs, I'm not sure what you mean. I don't know what you mean about "letting a few autoattacks land". It is indeed auto attacks that have a chance to proc Killing Machine, so the more attacks you make, the more chances you'll have to get procs. But if you're suggesting that auto-attacking several times in a row without using any other abilities in between somehow increases the chances for a Killing Machine proc, then there's no reason at all for this to be the case. If I misunderstood your question, feel free to clarify
Let me know if there's anything else!