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DPS Help // Dispatch

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Hey everyone; I've been raiding with my guild and learned about warcraft logs yesterday; so I tried it out and recorded my fight against Ko'ragh to compare against better assassination rogues, to figure out how to improve. Upon doing so; I noticed a lot of the "better" players spam dispatch EARLY ON in the fight... am I missing something? How do you do that?

 

Here's a link for one Ko'ragh fight in which they do it: Link

 

From 00:00:23.500 to 00:00:27.516 he gets 5 dispatches off without any other spellcasts inbetween. Learning how to do this would likely increase my DPS by at least 1-2k. Is there a talent I'm missing somewhere?

 

Also from 00:01:49.042 to 00:01:59.751 he does it again.

 

You can tell at 00:02:43.136 he's finally under 35% and using it "correctly" since it's all he spams for combo points. But those prior "bursts" of Dispatch...?

 

Thanks a lot.

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I have absolutely no idea. I can't think of any reason why this would be the case, unless it has something to do with counting his shield as his HP and so is letting him cast Dispatch at under 35% shield. 

 

I'll send the log to some other friends and see if they have any idea

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Yes, turns out that's exactly what it is, although it's intended. I never noticed since I don't play Assassination... Maybe I should though, for that fight. I'm going to have to test it...

 

I'll add it to the mechanics post

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Thank you kindly.

 

I don't look at my icons during the fight so I never noticed. I think I'll add a huge 1 x 1 ability bar with Dispatch on it or something lol.

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Yes, turns out that's exactly what it is, although it's intended. I never noticed since I don't play Assassination... Maybe I should though, for that fight. I'm going to have to test it...

 

I'll add it to the mechanics post

 

I was thinking the exact same thing, haha!  Normally that's a Sub fight for me, but man, free dispatches... sounds like it's worth a shot.  Good find all!

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It's certainly worth it most of the time. There's a significant improvement with Assassination for this fight (and only this fight) if your group has low DPS and he stays with a small shield for a long time

 

I have a feeling that it won't matter soon though; as groups get more gear and can push through the shield faster, the advantage that Assassination has will drop off very quickly

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