went dps for Spirit Kings (normal) yesterday (MS is prot) and felt confident about putting out good numbers pre-fight, but performed worse than bad during the encounter. /ashamed
Some things I did wrong:
a) forgot to reforge my dps gear properly pre-fight because I forgot I had replaced a piece (was slightly under hit cap and .30 over expertise cap).
b) was still using Stam flask 'cause I was too cheap to replace it for one fight (1k str loss)
c) CD usage was terribad: popped Avatar + reck + SkB at the wrong time and lost almost 30% of their uptimes. Also didn't line them up properly later on. DC uptime was low and inopportunistic. I prioritized HS over Slam a few times when I shouldn't have.
d) Got hit by Pillage once, forgivable for my first time in the encounter, but still bad.
e) My Heroic Leap usage (esp. given that i'm glyphed for it) was abysmal.
My question, and I ask this quite broadly, what would the arms warriors more experienced with this fight suggest beyond fixing the above:
a) Avatar vs SB vs BB on this fight? methinks BB should be best?
b) any specific tips/tricks for the various sub-bosses? Charge usage, Heroic Leap usage, Die by the Sword, etc.
c) Execute phases don't really last that long, should I be pooling rage for it once the bosses get sub 30%?