Hey all, my guild has been stuck on Heroic Horridon for quite a bit now, and as of last week everybody is at least 520+ iLvl. I thought I was at least carrying my weight in the attempts, but apparently myself and a few other dps are performing quite a ways below the 50 percentile compared to others of the same spec on that fight.
In my case, I was playing frost and, despite being 3rd in damage done, on our best attempt I was told I performed in roughly the 10th percentile. On the following parse you can see I did roughly (DPSe) 160k dps, (DPS) 180k dps.
This is a link to my character's performance on that attempt specifically:
My armory (currently specced as fire, but the gear would remain the same, except the DA trinket would be replaced with an upgraded Meg trinket for frost):
One of the issues I see on this attempt is that I had a fairly low uptime on Invoker's Energy, and slightly less than 90% active time, but I don't think that's enough to make up the difference. I'm not sure of the official number value for at least the 50th percentile, but I don't think these things alone will make up for that. What other ways can I improve, besides what I've discovered myself? Should I not use NT on that fight? Most parses I've looked at, at least pre-5.3, were Nether Tempest, and although I've read LB is now better for single target, I'm not sure which is better in this fight.
Secondly, it was pointed out to me that fire mages are parsing much higher than frost on that fight. Is this because those fire mages are sitting on the boss? Or do they also deal more damage to the adds? I'm currently specced for fire, as I considered switching, but I'm having second thoughts and not really sure which will be best at this point. Fully raid buffed/food/flask, I can reach just under 42% crit in fire.
Should I continue playing frost, or should I switch to fire?
If I should continue playing frost, how can I perform better? (I use AMR defaults for gemming/reforging/enchanting, although occasionally SimCraft weights Mastery higher, I've never been sure which I should follow). I've also recently read about something very strange having to deal with stacking pure haste and then following Int > Mastery > Haste, until you can reach your next max haste point, in a recently posted thread on here. Is there confirmation that this is ideal? Would it be ideal with my current gear?
If I should switch to fire, are there any fire specific tips? (What should I set for a "good" ignite value in MyBigIgnite, when to combust? anything at all that can help.)
If there is any more information necessary please let me know, I just want to improve. Thanks.