Long-time lurker, first time poster. I put this up on the blizzard forums but didn't get much solid feedback:
TL;DR at bottom.
I'm trying to decide between two pets for their respective buffs: 10% physical haste (haste from hereon) and 5% spell damage debuff (spell from hereon). I'm not sure which is more beneficial overall. My raid has every other (de-)buff covered.
Here is the comp (minus healers):
Guardian and Blood Tanks
WW and Fury Mdps
Elem, Fire, and SV (+ spriest on 2 heal fights)
The haste afaik only affects auto-attack damage. The spell is obv nice for casters, but it's actually better for me as SV as well, and affects varying amounts of the melee's damage too.
I haven't simmed everyone, but I know it's better for me and the casters, worse for the monk (and almost certainly worse for the war). With vengeance as crazy as it is, I can't easily dismiss tank damage either.
Anyway, the other thing I've been kicking around is running both. If I did, what would be the most efficient way to do it?
It would mean having the spell pet as my default, but having the haste one out pre-fight to cast the 2 min buff. I could then save stampede for the 2 minute mark, or just manually dismiss spell pet, summon haste pet, cast buff, dismiss haste pet, and resummon spell pet. (The spell pet needs to be out more because he puts his debuff on the target and it only lasts 45 seconds.)
Any thoughts? My initial thoughts are that saving stampede is the best way to rebuff haste, even if it means losing some personal dps (stampede doesn't get an opening bloodlust, may miss out on a stampede cast at the end of the fight, etc). With appropriate macros and such, off the top of my head I'd think I'd lose less than 5 seconds or so.
Btw, this is my first tier raiding as a hunter, so I welcome any pointers or stuff I'm missing. Thanks in advance.
TL;DR-Bring 10% physical haste buff or 5% spell damage taken debuff or both? If both, what's the best way to reapply haste buff?