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Frost DK - DPS Check / Tips on Improvement

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Hello all!

I will begin by saying I am rather new to playing frost in PvE/Raiding and while I don't necessarily feel that I am under performing, I do have the feeling that there is always room for improvement. I would love to hear the input of those experienced with raiding as a frost DK to my gameplay displayed via the logs below.

I will include my armory, logs of a heroic EN raid over two nights, as well as some info on rotation/gear/consumables.

 

Armory:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/malganis/Dohneld/simple

 

Logs, 2 separate logs - first for the first few bosses in Heroic EN and the second for the final 3 bosses:

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jHNn8gZJTw1Ac9WP#fight=2&type=damage-done

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/daRrZLJw2DFXQYfx/#type=damage-done&fight=4

 

Rotation Notes:

I am generally starting with a strong opener including PoF/Countermeasure trinket "Sheathed in Ice" along with prolonged power prepot. The first night I ran Obliteration and the second night I ran GA to try it out. I am attempting to line up cd's with things such as Bloodlust but it is certainly one area I could improve upon.

I am probably frost striking a little more than necessary, I can say that there are times I am hitting FS when icy talons will not be falling off within a second. Sometimes I'm doing it right at the end, sometimes its closer to 2 seconds before IT falls off, if that makes sense. In my own playstyle running GA felt a little more smooth as I could probably use more practice with Obliteration.

 

In game stats (appear different from armory for some reason):

My ilvl increased over these two nights, starting at 859 and ending at 863 or 864.

As of today I have:

Crit - 26%

Haste - 17%

Mastery - 32%

Vers - 5%

 

 

I hope I'm not leaving any pertinent information out, if you have any questions feel free to ask away. I very much welcome the critique of anyone with some to offer. When I raid I tend to get very heavy into doing research and testing things out to maximize the output of my raid spot. Topping meters would be great but I am more just wanting to feel that I am performing as best as I possibly can.

 

Thanks!

 

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Already after a quick look, Frozen pulse could be improved you need to stay 2 runes or less a bit more often. You could use more haste, also your mastery is kind of low you really don't need 25% crit it's a slight help but meh. You should be using Icecaps it's better than Avalanche. Your uses of pillar of frost are a little delayed i should also mention try and get those off right away like the second they come off CD they don't cost runes or anything so it's not to hard to do. That's a bout it, if you want to post your logs next week or something I can revise them and see if there is anything you could improve on those are the main concerns though.

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Thanks Drtain, really appreciate the input.

I will gather further logs from the coming weekend and come back here with some more info. In the meantime I'll work on your advice.

 

If a big one is frost pulse uptime I think the best method may be trying to maximize the number of Obliterate casts and only casting frost strike when icy talons is close to falling off?

Edit: I'm at 866 equipped now and sim about 279k. I sim the highest with str/ haste 850 WQ trinket and 845 faulty countermeasure. Stats are as follows:

Critical 25%

Haste 20%

Vers 3%

Mastery 31%

I'm at work now so I can't totally verify but I'll circle back later. I'm imagining the 300k DPS point comes around 870 gear level. Is this fairly accurate or should I be higher than where I am now DPS/sim wise? My trinkets and relics are probably the main things that need improvement gear wise.

Thanks for reading 

 

 

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Basically how priority goes is something along the lines of Icy talons uptime> below 2 runes> Rime procs>KM procs> Dot uptime. I will say that might not be perfect there is situations when others might gain priority but as a -base- rule of thumb I'd suggest going with that.

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