Here's what I usually do...
1. Flame Shock
2. Fire Elemental
3. Lava Burst
4. Elemental Blast
5. BL macro:
/cast Stormlash Totem
/use Potion of Jade Serpent
/use Flashfrozen Resin Globule
6. Spam LvB
7. Use Berserking just as Ascendance ends
8. Elemental Blast
9. Continue normal rotation
You reckon I should take Ascendance off the BL macro and pop it on its own GCD with a /cast Ascendance + /cast Lava Burst macro?
I might start pre-casting EB but it usually ends up with me getting aggro if it crits :-/
EDIT: I do usually pre-pot. The Jade Serpent pot is in that macro for times when we dont BL at the start of a fight. Or for 5mans.
Last edited by Drunkenfinn; 2012-10-17 at 09:07 AM.
(T13 resto 4pc + prepot) obviously putting normal gear back on immediately after
elemental blast is casting half second before pull
ascendence + stormlash
continue as normal.
/cast elemental totem
/use potion of jade serpent
If specced into Primal Elementalist should empower be used?
Is the 5% personal damage increase for its duration a dps increase vs it's allready 50% increased base damage?
Can't find a clear answer on this matter.
Empower is useful for phases where the elemental can't target the boss, but you can, for whatever reason. Things like flying phases where it's still in range of spellcasting, for instance. If the elemental is on the boss, you don't need or want to use Empower.
Caveat; if there's ever a case where you get a massive buff that doesn't boost pet damage similarly (the buff you get at the final phase on the last boss of Throne of Tides, for instance, if it didn't affect your pet), Empower would also be good there. But I can't think of any of those off the top of my head, I'm just mentioning it as a potential possibility if it ever pops up.
This post help me clear alot of things up. so is this the best opener
1) Have searing down prior to pull
2) 1 sec prior to pull I hit this macro
#showtooltip Potion of the jade serpent
/use Potion of the Jade Serpent
/cast elemental blast
3) flame shock
4) fire elemental
5) lava burst (to have it on cd)
5) pop this macro
/cast stormlash totem
/cast Elemental Mastery (If you spec em)
/cast Spiritwalker's Grace
/cast Blood Fury(Racial)
6) go to town with lava burst spam
Where would I want to pop hero? Can that be done with the macro or is that a global CD?
Does Lifeblood plus the 4 peace from resto put you over have the haste cap? What is the haste cap again?
How would the opener look with 4 peace from resto and lifeblood look?
I haven't done any research but this is how I do it.
2) Unleash Elements
While I position myself.
3) Lava Burst (procs Clearcasting 10% more damage for 6))
4) Fire Elemental Totem
5a) (Optional) Heroism
5b) Stormlash Totem
6) Elemental Blast
/use 10 (no use trinket)
8) Lava Burst to high heaven
Last edited by Quarkzter; 2012-11-01 at 11:17 PM.
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The way I do it:
1) Pre pot
2) Cast EB, so it hits when pull counter = 0.
3) Flame shock
5) Fire ele
6) BL with stormlash totem macro
7) Ascendance (macro with Berserking and trinket)
8) LB spam
So many people doing it wrong, why would you cast flame shock before fire elemental so he just stands there like a moron for 1.5 seconds and then starts running to the boss. Why would you consider using unleash elements when you have elemental blast. Why would you use a potion after getting into combat instead of using it twice in the fight.
Stop being innovators and do a correct opener like this one.
Done some testing, and seems like the perfect opening goes like this like some of you have mentioned:
1. Searing totem
2. Pre-Potion + Precast-Elemental Blast macro (EB = free dmg, only 1/3 chanse you will get mastery which is a dps gain so not worth saving right before ascendance)
3. Flame Elemental Totem
4. Flame shock
5. Lava Burst (want this on CD because ascendance refreshes it)
6. Stormlash (for more DPS healer og enhance should open the stormlash rotation. Ele should go third or fourth)
7. Bloodlust+Trinket+Racials(not Berserking => should be saved till after Ascendance when BL is up due to haste cap)
8. Spam Lava Burst like a hero
9. Normal rotation
Other random tips:
- If you have tier13 resto use it for 300k opening.. Will probably be hotfixed soon though.
- We lose some potential DPS in the opening due to nearly hastecapped combined with fpsdrop, which is why you always play with medium graphics while progressing hardmodes.
- Only spam buttons when its 0,2-0,3s left on the previous cast/GCD. This is because you dont want to queue a Lightning Bolt when a Lava Burst procs happens right at the end of a cast.
sorry mine wins (apart from not having 4t13)
be PE specced
Pull -5: pop FET and respec EB
yes, it works