Post by mofomisfit
Ok first this
is my armory page. As you can see, I'm in mostly Northrend dungeon blues, with a few green trinks. I have a few pieces from heroic dungeons, but I pretty quickly stopped doing heroics when my DPS wasn't satisfactory to me. I'm 56/0/15 aff specced and my rotation is Haunt, UA, Immolate, Syphon Life, CoA, Corruption, SB Spam and reapply as necessary - for trash pulls, for bosses it's CoE, Haunt, UA, Immolate, Syphon Life, Corruption, SB Spam and reapply.
Against the ? target dummy in Org my DPS is in the high 1300's, pushing 1400, but my DPS in actual dungeons has been just terrible. I'm talking just barely over 1000 overall, although for boss fights it has been more in the upper 1100 range. I suspect that a lot of this has to do with using dots on trash pulls, but I'm just not comfortable using AoE spam on the trash, especially SoC because of the risk I'll inadvertently pull some crap and cause a wipe.
So basically I know my build can do solid DPS, is it my rotation that's holding me back, is it my gear, is it both, do I suck at being a lock? I just got the game at the end of August, this is the first time I'm really trying to gear myself up for end game kind of content, what do you normally do? Are regular dungeon blues good enough or should I grind some reputation and get some faction rewards before I even think of heroics (and that's all I'm thinking about now, not raids or anything)?