Trying to configure my shock and awe for the rotation you gave on OP but I have a big question.
Should I set lava lash to only be used when 5 stacks of searing flame? or should it be used on cd?
This is how I currently have it configured - http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8...a56e0707_b.jpg
Cause right now it feels a lot like its making me cast LB with 2-3 stacks of MW before Lava lash, have I done anything wrong with it?
Also what cooldown threshold should I have on my priority frame?
thanks in advance!
Last edited by tidus93; 2013-02-11 at 10:50 PM.
Noticed a fun little tidbit the other day. You might add to the encounters or talents section. Ancestral guidance heals MASSIVELY on fights with dps increases like Elegon or Wind Lord Mel'jarak. Especially for Elegon though, since everyone stacks in the last phase. I popped AG once for total healing of 2.2mil over 10 seconds. An Ele Shaman in the group healed for 3.4mil in the same phase using AG, in the same 10 seconds. Jaw /dropped.
Im kinda new to enhancement and I have a question about the rotation during Ascendance, what abilities if any should avoid to use while ascendance?
Is it a good idea to still use earth shock, lighting bolt at 3 stacks of MW and such when nothing to do?
Edit: I also use weak auras a lot and I have been wondering if there's any string out there that warns me when im out of melee range while in combat.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by tidus93; 2013-02-14 at 11:12 AM.
Do you always use chain lightning as a filler for lightning bolt in 2+ targets situations?
Assuming 35000 AP which is then 19250 SP, and assuming base damage of LB and CL (without SP multipliers) are 1200 and 1100 (which are both medians in their tooltips from wowhead) you get the following:
LB Base of 1200 + SP coefficient of 73.9% (14225) = 15425 total damage single target for LB
CL Base of 1100 + SP coefficient of 51.8% (9971) = 11071 total damage single target for LB
CL then has it's damage reduced by 30% per target it jumps to, so the first jump would be around 7750 damage, with the next being around 5400 damage. We can then compare the two and see that CL on 2+ targets does more damage (18821) compared to the 15425 of the single target LB.
However, this is very vacuum based and not showing the whole picture (crits, buffs, etc).
For example, if you have UE:UF talented and are currently buffed with it, your single target LB damage increases by 30%, which then brings the 15425 damage up to around 20052 damage. One could then say with these numbers that it would be better to use LB when the UE:UF buff is up on 2 targets (thus moving CL to 3+ targets), but then without the buff usage returns to 2+ targets for CL.
I'm sure there are other factors in place that I'm currently not addressing, but I think it could be a safe priority rule to say on that when UE:UF is up, CL only at 3+ targets, and when the buff is not up CL at 2+ targets. I'd be interested to hear what others think on this topic.
Last edited by Aretoo; 2013-02-22 at 03:54 PM. Reason: math is hard
I concluded the same as you did. Only I didn't actually calculate it, I just did some brain storming. Thanks for the good answer
Kinda embarassing, as I've been playing enhancement for a long time, but here goes! What I've done in situations when there's alot of adds: I spread the flameshock once from my main target. Then I target another mob that isn't affected by flameshock, then I do flameshock and spread it one more time. I repeat this for the duration of the fight.
I release I havn't really read up on the spreading of flameshock and I'm thinking that I might be doing this part wrong, so here's a few questions:
- How many does the flameshock spread to?
- Can I spread FS after I already spread it once on the same flameshock?
Last edited by psir; 2013-02-23 at 09:19 PM.
Last edited by Lavindar; 2013-02-24 at 04:02 AM.
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Agaor - Enhancement Shaman
Hey ! Im using the rotation n all, but I cant get over 42k dps...thats in heroics, and a warlock under 460 dpses me out, wtf ? I got 462ilvl atm and I dont get it..my dps is terrible !
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...pmoon/advanced link to my armory, legs/neck/weap(s)/gloves/ring and a trinket is switched out. But how in the hell can my dps be so low? even after I pop all my cds ?
Regards - Deepmoon
1) You have spirit shoulders, replace them
2) Your reforging/gemming/enchanting is non-existance, head over to Ask Mr Robot to help with that as you're not hit/expertise capped and can get more dps out from that, as well as moving around secondary stats properly
However, there's only so much I can help you with if based on what you say and what your armory looks like, if you really want advice on your Enh play you'll need to provide a log of a few boss fights. World of logs is the most common type. If you've never generated logs before check out their quickstart guide. If you can provide these I can take a closer look at how you're playing at specific points in a fight, but as another note, your dps in a 5 man heroic will not be what you'll do in a 10/25 man raid, fight length and mechanics make a large difference, but we can certainly look to correct a few things.
Feel free to PM me once you've generated a log (if you want) or for any further questions as this thread isn't meant as a "help my dps" but as a guide for playing Enh Shaman.
Edit: your armory updated, but my points 1 and 2 from above still stand. I also think that the amount of dps you're doing is in the ballpark of your ilevel. You can't really compared a warlock of equal ilevel to you as all classes scale differently.
Last edited by Aretoo; 2013-02-27 at 07:09 PM.
Thank you for the info mate ! Also, the shoulders I got was bought by a mistake really, fixed gems/reforging and all that. I do have 7.5% hit/exp.
And yeah, I know its not a help my dps guide, but I dont really understand what Im doing wrong really.
Just wanted to post here real quick for an update on 5.2. I have plans to update this for 5.2 today, but am currently waiting on the final patch notes from blizzard as I'm expecting one last PTR Patch Update for today. In the meantime, if you have anything you wish to see added to this guide for 5.2 and going forward, please let me by either replying here or PM'ing me.
---------- Post added 2013-03-05 at 10:50 AM ----------
I've Updated the OP with 5.2 changes. Please check back often as I will be pushing more updates (aka including more math, yay!) for talent choices and gearing over the next two wees. As for all updates, feel free to discuss them here or PM me if you have any questions.
Just as a note, I no longer play my Shaman as my main (Monk FTW) so this guide might not always be the cutting edge in terms of pushing the envelope, but I fully do intend to keep it up-to-date and applicable for people to view for advice/help. Because of this, I'm looking for someone to collaborate with, specifically for the Raid Encounters section. While I will be seeing encounters it will be on my monk, and I can certainly theorize how the encounter would work for Enh, but I might not be able to actually test and see if what I think should/could work will work. Please PM me if you're interested.
Last edited by Aretoo; 2013-03-05 at 03:51 PM.
First off, this guide is awesome.
Second, is crit really ahead of haste in terms of what we want? I haven't played for a little while, but when I left the consensus around the internet seemed to be that haste was pretty much on par with mastery and had my gear reforged as such.
Last edited by Aretoo; 2013-03-05 at 07:18 PM.
So what do we do once 5.2 hits?
1. Haste, 2. mastery & 3. crit?
1. Mastery, 2. haste & 3. crit?
10% haste spell and Primal elementalist?
Echo and Uleash fury?
10% haste and Unleash fury?
I'm at work, and I'm raiding the new content when I get home... and I havn't simmed it or done any real research into it before today :P I'm hoping someone has simmed this already and has a good answer for me