I wanted to ask some of the more veteran BM hunters in this forum about how exactly Kill Command works. I switched over to BM for Elegon after having been inspired by Kripparrian's video (well, also comparing top SV and top BM parses on World of Logs), and I've come across a problem when switching targets from Elegon to the Energy Charges in Phase 2.
I've taken to leaving my pet on Assist, even though ideally I'd prefer to set it to Passive and leave it on the boss when the Phase 1 adds appear. Having my pet on Assist, I'd have figured that during Phase 2, as soon as I target and start attacking my assigned Energy Charge, that my pet would also switch over when I call for a Kill Command. I normally hit KC as early as possible when the add spawns--usually my first or second GCD, before spamming Arcane Shots.
This doesn't seem to work so well, though: some of the times (many of the times, in fact), when I hit KC, my pet would KC Elegegon, and _not_ the add that I was targeting. This is a HUGE problem, as you can imagine. I went to the training dummies in the VoH and tried something similar: set my pet on one of the dummies, attacked for a bit, then switched over to another dummy a few yards away and hit KC. The KC definitely looked like it hit the original dummy (i.e. the pet was still on that one when it went off), before my pet moved over to the second dummy I was targeting after a few more GCD cycles.
Am I doing something wrong? I need to absolutely maximize my (and my pet's) uptime on each Energy Charge as soon as I switch targets, and I'm not sure why KC is interacting so strangely with Pet Assist. Should I maybe macro a /petattack into my Arcane Shot? How do BM hunters deal with those Energy Charges? The Kripparrian video seemed to suggest that he just switches over and the pet immediately does too.
Btw, if anyone would like to give me some feedback on my reforges, I'd appreciate that too. I'm at:
us battle net/wow/en/character/malganis/E%C3%ADthne/advanced (sorry, can't post links yet)
Since wowreforge is still not working with Expertise (to my knowledge), I've been using Askmrrobot and manually adjusting stat weights...
Thanks so much!