Hey fellow locks
as there was a similar, very helpful thread about spine of deathwing, I thought let's start one about madness of deathwing since by now some people are surely progressing on it or have already downed it.
first of all, I think Affliction is really strong on this fight, DrainSoul hits for up to 200k (especially with the dmg buff) and with the haste buff it gets potentially even more powerful. Demo is also really good, but i found personally that if your raid has enough aoe power for the bloods it's not really needed.
something i noticed: watch out when someone puts down the parasite! if your pet or your doomguard stands too close, they will instantly die as soon as the parasite lands. for those who want to avoid this always start attacking when youre standing on the very left or very right edge of the platform, your pet will attack the arm tentacle from there then and the doomguard will safely spawn out of range of the parasite.
we haven't really been progressing on this boss that much, so i dont know all the hints and tips yet, would be nice if we could share the knowledge!
as affli for example, do you multi dot all the time, even on the second and third platform (and risking that the arm tentacle will go below 90% and start aoeing) ?
is there any special "rotation" we should use because of spellweaving? for example when the bloods spawn, i soulburn : seed of corruption on them and spread corr, so i get more spellweave proccs ( i dont really know if that works though ), since we tank the bloods near the mutated tentacle to gain some extra dps. other than that, im not really sure wether to use bane of agony or bane of doom, most parses ive browsed through didnt really use boa at all, which i find strange, because theres a lot of soulswapping and multidotting going on and with the extra haste boa should be generally better in the fight, no? and if we should use boa, should we also use the boa glyph?
also does our curse of elements aura affect the parasites and the elementium bolts when they come? (the coe that is on the arm tentacle that is) not sure about the range