Ok so this topic is specifically about a strange situation we got into this week, and I want your guys opinion on this. This topic is Not about whether spiking during Fiend+Archangel is better than dots, it is better - not up for debate.
My group gets the first tendon on each plate down to about 25-35% right now without bloodlust - but with 2 minute cooldowns.
I'm in a weird position though, often times we're entering tendon phases before we have all our cooldowns back, I'll often get AA back in time, but I can't get Fiend back in 90 seconds (I mean, I could reduce my mastery at this point to increase my crit, but that just sounds so counter-intuitive). Without Shadowfiend (but with AA) and with the 21-22 mastery I have an MS rotation only does about 40% of the DPS it does compared to AA+Fiend MS rotation (less actually, because Fiend is about 5k dps itself even without raid buffs).
1) I'm pretty sure that if I don't have Fiend up in time for a tendon, I should dot it - but has anyone done more research on this before I begin tonight?
2) We are pretty sure we can get through a tendon in a single burn phase if we bloodlust and potion, but I'm not sure here whether to dot or spike - if I GCD cap dots will scale better with lust, and I may or may not have fiend during this too (we would be doing this on the third tendon to eliminate the hardest part of the fight).
3) Edit: third question actually, think SW: P is worth the GCD over such a short burn? my guess is it is, but maybe just barely.