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Hi, Thanks very much for the guide and useful info to get folks started. Having read through it I have a few questions about turning the priority queue into a practical ability sequence (I won't say rotation) particularly at the opening of a fight. I'm assuming Hit Combo, Power Strikes and Whiring Dragon Punch (WDP) and a purely single target fight, starting with 100 energy and 0 Chi (and no meaningful legendaries).
Leaving aside Touch of Death (ToD) and Storm, Earth and Fire (SEF) for the moment and based on the need to generate chi and maintain hit combo the sequence looks like: 1) TP (2 Chi), 2) RSK (0 Chi), 3) TP (2 Chi), 4) BK (1 Chi), 5) TP (3 Chi), 6) FoF (0 Chi), 7) TP (2 Chi), 8) SotW (0 Chi), 9) WDP (0 Chi) (Chi in brackets being the # available after the preceding ability is cast).
1) Is this right? Leaving high priority abilities like SotW and WDP to step 8/9 feels a little slow
2) Is it better to take Energising elixir, chug it on the pull (which wastes the energy regen component completely) and open hard with 1) RSK (3 Chi), 2) FoF (0 Chi), 3) TP (2 Chi), 4) SotW (0 Chi), 5) WDP (0 Chi)? Or does this lead to a net dps loss by wasting 50% of energising elixir's worth in return for a faster but ultimately weaker opener
3) Somewhat embarrassing question but what is the GCD for ww monks and is this affected by haste at all (or does haste purely affect energy regen and attack speed (auto attacks))? I'm wondering if we are ever in the position where, looking at the 9 steps in the second para above, RSK is cast at step 2 but is available again at step 8/9 due to the number of GCDs and the 4 sec channel of FoF in between so we would fit a second RSK and another TP in before or between SotW & WDP (which would become steps 8 or 10 (SotW) and 11 (WDP) respectively).
4) Does the 24 CD on FoF start when the ability is pressed or when the channel completes / is interrupted and is the channel time decreased by haste?
5) ToD is not listed in the ST priority queue - i assume it is #1 (allowing for target living > 8 seconds) but does it fall behind any of the major abilities?
Working in ToD (use on CD) and SEF (use before major abilities) it looks like: 1) ToD (0 Chi), 2) TP (2 Chi), 3) SEF (2 Chi), 4) RSK (0 Chi), 5) TP (2 Chi), 6) BK (1 Chi), 7) TP (3 Chi), 8) FoF (0 Chi), 9) TP (2 Chi), 10) SotW (0 Chi), 11) WDP (0 Chi)
Any insights on this (and how badly wrong I got it) would be appreciated!
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