Post by BraindG
Hey Fellow Mages,
I have been working hard on getting my little mage up to scratch, yet i still get shouted at in pugs for low dps - So I thought i would check to see if im doing anything wrong, or its just people pointing fingers.
so, i've read http://www.wowhead.com/?forums&topic=59439
* Bonus Damage:1591
* Bonus Healing: 1591
* Hit Rating: 273
* Crit Chance: 10.07%
* Haste Rating: 324
* Mana Regen: 197
Im still working on getting gear which will up my hit and crit obviously SP - but lets focus only on encounters and dps.
There i am, tanks marked up the baddies i.e. skull > cross etc..
Fight starts and I Living Bomb, Scorch, Scorch, Fireblast (depends on tanks threat), FFB, FFB, FFB, FFB, rinse and repeat - oh and Pyro if and when i get a hot streak (without cancel current cast). Also keep LB up when the previous one ends, as with scorch.
Now, that seems fine however, when i move to the next target i start the procedure all over again, from the bottom of the threat list - but on many occasions i've noticed that other mages are already up there..... so what exactly are they doing, AOE? Dotting the others in rotation? How are they higher up the list that me? How do you deal with multiple targets in an instance environment?
I..e how do you get max dps out of an instance?
Cheers in advance
Post by BraindG
Thanks for the replies, Snuggles you are right - if I think about it regarding time spent/waster casting then I have to say that Fireblast is now officially of my rotation - Cheers!
Quick update tho - Things have vastly changed, ive gone from about 1100~ DPS to about 1500~ DPS based on recount.
What did I do, well...
Hit Rating: 273
Crit Chance: 10.07%
Haste Rating: 324
Hit Rating: 288
Crit Chance: 12.42%
Haste Rating: 327
As you can see I dropped BD in favour of Hit and I gained 2.40 Crit - Even with this change i've gone up 400 DPS :)
So what did I do...
Firstly I set up SCT based on this article http://war.curse.com/forums/t/64041.aspx
Rotations were as follows.
LB, Scorch, Scorch, FB, FFB, FFB.
Scorch, Scorch, FB, FFB, FFB.
LB, Scorch, Scorch, FB, FFB, FFB, Scorch.
On all rotations if Hot Streak Appears I wait till that current cast has completed and hit one of the buttons on my mouse which I have configured to as Pyro. Next Target was moved from Keyboard onto mouse as well.
The main reason I use scorch on Trash is cos I think that it increases my changes of getting crits/hot streaks - no other reason apart from that.
There we have it, taking advantage of Hot Streaks vastly changed by DPS, doesnt fully answer my question about other players having higher threat on the next mob but i can live with that now :)
Ill, try the above rotation without LB and report back if differences in DPS
Thanks again all.
Post by Opset
You're a lot better geared than me and I do 2100-2300 DPS in heroics, and above 2300 in 10man Naxx, depending on which wings we do.http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Bronzebeard&n=Moatilliatta
Sounds like you have the same rotation as me though.
My guess is maybe your computer's just not up to par. You might not notice it, but you could be lagging just enough that it's affecting your DPS.