- AoE/Knockback Dark of the Night adds (this will basically apply to every strat if you're Demo)
- DPS Terrors (normal single target rotation but being aware of the need to knockback any close Unstable Sha's) and burst AoE the Fright Spawns down (because I'm lazy I just stay with GoSup but if you're just learning the fight and are tight on DPS on the Fright Spawns you should use GoServ). As far as what I do to Fright Spawns: a) 2xHoG, b) Felstorm (Wrathstorm if GoSup), c) Hellfire if low on Fury from killing Terror (will generally be the first and 3rd Terrors that this will happen as we burst them down) or Immo Aura + Harvest Life in Meta form.
- Since I'm also getting Symbiosis I have a macro to put up Rejuv on Tsulong with the breath buff so I do that every breath on top of killing Terrors/Fright Spawns
- In second day phase I transition off the Terrors/Frights after the 2nd Terror/Frights are killed and swap over to CCing and killing Unstable Sha's (this is when our hybrids transition off and heal Tsulong to finish off the encounter.
- Things of note: Use of Demonic Leap is amazing on this fight to get to a new beam/to Dark of the Night adds/etc...
Latest Tsulong kill: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/r...?s=8234&e=8713
Lei Shi: Again it depends if you are the stacker or if you just get to DPS - for the most part I just get to DPS (couple of times I've had to be the stacker, QQ). But since I mostly just get to go mongo on the boss....
- Normal starting rotation should be the same, nothing special outside of having to get inside the shroud.
- Try to make sure you keep a respectable (~700) Fury for when one of her special abilities is about to happen (this is mostly in case of a Get Away you can go right into Meta and burn through your Fury for 4% without it impacting your DPS). Obviously if it's Hide once you pop her out, you go into Meta rotation.
- How I best utilize Demo to get her out of Hide quickly: I go with MF for this encounter as you can basically cover one whole quarter of the platform on your own. Once Lei Shi is found I leap over to it and use a Goblin Dragon Gun on her to break the hide very fast.
- Transition phases (80, 60, 40, 20) I am full time on CC duty for the adds; Banish/Fear/Shadowfury/Knockbacks with light DPS on the Protector we are killing. It's more important to ensure the adds are CC'd than it is to lay your full attention on the kill target.
- As Demo you have an insane amount of CD's to keep yourself alive/help out the healers on Get Away - I personally will spec into Dark Regen and Sac Pact and will just use them on CD for each Get Away and take 0 damage, less strain on healers is less strain .
Latest Lei Shi kill: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/r...=10809&e=11202
Week before: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/r...?s=1811&e=2215
I probably have some other ones that I just can't find/are set private for whatever reason that I didn't log but those are fairly representative of the idea behind it.
Overall those tips may/may not actually help you but that's what I do for my raids strat and it works out pretty well. Usually one of the top ranged on Lei Shi (for it being a fairly hellacious fight for casters, usually end up ~8th or so) and will generally find myself topping damage on Tsulong (more specifically damage on Fright Spawns and Terrors since our burst damage is just that good for that assignment).
The latest Lei Shi kill isn't very representative of what I said because we had our high stack drop off so damage got shut down pretty well
Retired World's Best Warlock.
I've been waiting for this thread to be updated/redone for a long long time, so much so infact - ive made a forum account!.. Big fan of watching you on twitch, and learning any tricks of the trade i could see. Same goes to you evrelia and all you've contributed!
Like i always like to say to people when they ask about specs...you play the class, not the spec ...but everyone has there style of play, and personally i love demonology , and hope it comes closer to affliction in 5.2.
How do you guys feel about the specs going into 5.2? reckon they will be more in line? with more REAL choices to make in talents. They seem to be patching our class in a way with the tier bonus's in mind for the new tier.
dusted my old lock of (haven't played since 4.3) and I am trying out demo.
i'm getting the rotation down good, but not good enough to my opinion, i'm just struggling a bit with the opener which is a bit unclear :/ .
I'm doing it as follows for now:
- SB precast
- Meta+Doom ( & Felstorm/wrathstorm)
- hand of guldan
- Swarm imps
- then keep it all up to full 900 ish fury (& double dot HoG) --> pop Demon soul (+ trinket) & PEWPEW.
is this about right?
Pre-SB, HoG, Corr, Elements (if your group needs it), Imps, GoServ, HoG, DS+Meta, Doom, ToC spam. Once you're out of Fury, drop Meta, Soulfire once, HoG, and Meta again. You'll have about 90% uptime on Meta during DS, and your burst will rival Arcane Mages.
Provided you have at least 3036 haste (Doom breakpoint), you can fit those 3 1/2 globals between the two HoGs and still get a 2 stack. Don't knock it until you try it.
For a straight up patchwerk style fight with zero movement, you should aim to (as you correctly stated):
A) Always have enough fury to fuel a full DS burn phase.
B) Never cap your fury.
Outside of this it is a matter of making the most of your remaning 'excess' fury. Generally this means stacking meta uptime with any trinkets/procs - much as you would use shards for haunts as affliction. As a general rule of thumb when learning an encounter I tend to stick roughly to:
Lots of procs up and more than 20-30 sec until I plan to use cooldowns? - burn fury.
Either no procs up OR less than 20-30 sec until cooldowns - pool fury.
With Imps CD you can enter a DS with less than 750 fury. Spending a little time on dummies is a great way to practice fury management with no other distractions. Obviously there are plenty of other reasons you should use fury in other ways on different fights. To name a few - movement, +damage buffs, 'stuff must die now'.
Then there is also HoG buffing with the metamorphosis damage modifier to consider as has already been mentioned in this thread.
Just need some practice practice on dummies!
Is the general verdict for challenge modes as demo to reforge for haste? I'm wanting to get into them as demo but don't have a clue what to prioritize or if I should just go off of the pre-raid gear in SimC.
Cool, thanks for the help guys. I'm gonna mess around with it a bit, probably end up just gemming for haste with supremacy and harvest life, switching out for service depending on the instance's AoE packs, somewhat worried about boss damage since I don't want to be carried(switching specs on fights with no RP before the pull sounds skeptical) on single target but will have to see how it goes.
Last edited by Kink; 2013-01-16 at 06:55 PM.
I have a quick question regarding cooldown management both with and without the 4-piece set bonus. I have an orc lock who has the Flashfrozen Resin Globule still and has yet to get the 4-piece bonus. Obviously, I typically use all of my cooldowns at the beginning of a fight, but my question is about using them again later on in the encounter. My cooldown for imp swarm is slightly shorter than the cooldown for Dark Soul: Knowledge and Blood Fury, which are all shorter than the cooldown for the Flashfrozen Resin Globule. So my question is: should I wait for the trinket to come off cooldown before using my other cooldowns again or should I just use Imp Swarm, Blood Fury, and Dark Soul: Knowledge together and manage the cooldown from the trinket independently? Also, how does the 4-piece setbonus come into play where all of my cooldowns are going to have significantly different reset times? Thanks in advance for any advice you have.
Question about having Demo as offspec.
It's better to stay at 4717 haste cap (main is aff, sadly >_<) in order to respec without reforging or not?