right now we are progressing Protectors hc and I play affliction for this fight because of the glyphed Curse of Exhaustion. therefore I am on add duty, but I have some trouble with shard handling, as I am doing this together with our shadow priest.
The big problem is that sometimes the adds simply jump from 40% HP down to 0% and that causes shard starvation, as I use CoEx and SB:CoEx for the adds when they continue to spawn faster, to bypass the 10 sec cooldown. When this happens, I cannot keep up with the slows and putting dots on them with SB:SS therefore I now start lacking with damage on them and the shadow priest gets more hectic as the adds move further with even more burst on them, leaving me again shard starved. And the circle continues.
Now to solve this problems, the spiky damage must be flattened, but even as I told in our tries about that problem the shadow continues to do that burst.
As this doesn't work well, I am thinking of doing this solo but I am not so familiar with Affliction's burst damage and Demo/Destro lack severely behind in terms of a good slow.
To put in any math for this problem now, the adds spawn in intervalls of 15/10/7 seconds with 1,264,776 HP. In addition to that in that fight you have acess to a stacking debuff which grants 10% damage done per stack, but should not reach 10 stacks.
So the DPS requirement before taking the debuff into action is:
1st Wave: 84,318
2nd Wave: 125,477
3rd Wave: 180,682
Assuming no one needs to assist I would have 4 shards per add, and later on only 3 as I need one shard for SB:CoEx.
How can I get now the biggest burst of those remaining shards?
I think using one shard for SB:SS is mandatory even, if those dots will not last their full duration. Do I use the remaining shards now for Haunt spamming or is it more effective to use just one Haunt and after that MG/DS?
Or is this completely impossible to do alone and I should try to convince our Elemental to assist me with adds, that our shadow can simple nuke the boss, if she cannot control her burst?
In addition to that we tried it with our mage and shadow for the adds and I should simply nuke the boss, but it was a complete disaster. Over 50% of all adds reached the boss.
We have reached P3 a few times, but this phase simply shreds us as the raidwide damage is to high and the damage to the adds so sometimes so bursty that I have the feeling to start DS on them at about 50% HP, just to have a chance for getting shards.