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WoW addict from 2007-2013
I basically just make sure I use envenom only when I have enough energy to guarantee that I can get back up to 5+CP within the Envenom bufftime. I don't even really think about the number of AP I have except in the fact that the "energy target" I pool to depends on how many anticipation charges that I have. If I have 3AP then I wont pool much, but if I don't have any AP, then I'll pool up to 80/90 energy before I envenom again.
This is during normal periods of the fight (no SB/heroism/etc) where I don't ever really have issues with envenom buffs overlapping. Are you speaking of pooling AP/CP in the instance when you are going to overwrite the current Envenom buff? Or at all times?
Edit: top rogues run about 50-55% uptime on envenom buff. This is not a gear issue for the most part, since haste is a low-priority stat for assassination. BUT every cp generator you do outside of envenom is lost dps. Recovery requires planning or a reset (Vanish, target switch, SB, or combo of the others).
Last edited by Stoobins; 2012-12-10 at 07:38 PM.
Oh! I get what you are saying now. I was worrying mostly about doing damage during envenom bufftime and not providing enough "cushion" for 5CP rupture, which I agree is a lot easier to manage than lower CP rupture. I would just end up doing two mutilates every few cycle that were unbuffed due to using CP on rupture instead of an envenom. I'm sure that this doesnt equal an astounding number of DPS at the end of a fight but it's something I will play around with. I try not to be perfect so that I can entertain myself with adding things into my DPS cycle every few weeks. Otherwise, how boring would our rotation be? (joking)
It's not a huge dps increase, but what else are you gonna do? ~40% of our globals are wait time. It probably ends up being 3-4k dps...
Lol yeah....I stopped feinting (barring mechanic bypass like Elegon stacks) last week, and it boosted my dps a lot more than I thought it would.
Yeah I really have to watch myself with over-feinting. I caught myself doing it too often on heroic vizier attempts, and my DPS increased a lot more than I thought it would too. Also I have to catch myself from spamming it when getting close to a (first-time) kill. Especially when I hear healers struggling! haha!
For example on heroic blade lord, I do feint in p2 while running and until the healers get there (usually a good bit ahead due to sprint and rocket boots), but after that, its their job while mine is making sure the boss dies before they go oom, and spamming feint while they pop cd's to AE bomb the raid with heals isn't all that useful.