I just recently got back into wow after a long break and after years of playing a Elemental Shaman i decided to go Boomer instead.
I read up on countless guides and watched videos and I think I got the hang of it somewhat. Im no hardcore player or anything,
we usually clear about 75-85% of heroic content during a patch.
Anyway, I think i got the hang of the rotation, but there is one thing i just cant seem to find on any guide, maybe im just beeing blind
or stupid ^^.
I´ve seen multiple posts saying you should always be in Solar to AoE, wich makes sense since it buffs WM and Hurricane i suppose.
But i´ve also seen ppl saying you should start in Solar in fights where you actually cant use either WM effectively or Hurricane.
What I´m thinking of is ppl saying you should start in Solar during the Counsil of Elders encounter. Im clearly missing something here since
from what i can tell, they are too far apart to make use of WM or Hurricane. My little brain tells me to just start in lunar and use MF on all
of them and Starfall. since you cant use most of the spells that are buffed by solar eclipse, why start in solar? Isnt an Eclipsed MF just as
strong as an Eclipsed SF? And on the fights where you need to AoE but cant use either WM or hurricane, wouldnt it be just the same to use
Lunar eclipse and MF as to use Solar and using SF? The only difference beeing in Lunar you could use Starfall for actually MORE AoE dps?
Like i said, i can understand beeing in solar if WM and Hurricane is an option, but if you are just multidotting and using SS for the spread out AoE,
my senses tells me to be in Lunar, and I just try to get away from solar and into Lunar agains ASAP.
Your maybe looking into this from the wrong angle, you don't sit in AOE for any real period of time anymore - this isnt cata. You get NG when you enter an eclipse, you use this to buff either AOE your running, and then try getting out of that eclipse whilst you've still got a little NG left to get into the next eclipse.
The shrooms now are often used on the pull as you use CA (to whore meters) or used for their slowing effect, which if your in 25m would be covered, probably 10m also.
On council, you wouldnt really use hurricane at all, your just whoring dps if you do as you need to be dotting all mobs up and pumping SS into the current focus target.
Ive got the same question some time ago. Its all about the start and multidoting potential. Basicaly you can use one of two best possible openers.
First is single target opener (less bursty) but with a bit higher sustained in lets say 1 minute. Second with a bit better burst (especially useful on multidoting from the start, and when bl is pop on the start, and all your trinkets pops up).
So first is lunar opener which is the one described in guides where you start 25 to lunar, pop starfall, cast wrath, then incarnation till 0 energy and then CA etc etc.
Second one is solar where you start in solar, starfall, pot, precast wrath, then CA+INC+Everything else u got. Dot up as many targets as possible, normal rotation, dot up before CA ends, and move as fast as possible to lunar to cast starfall, and just refresh moonfire dot before incarnation fades.
So basically you get same amount of starfalls, but you are in the opposite eclipse in same moments of fights, which might be usefull for AOE timing, or as mentioned before, for better multidoting (CA at start, not after 15s of start) potential at the start of fight like councils or twins. Some people even say it is better when combined with BL like on durumu.
You're misunderstanding the purpose of Solar, outside of aoe.
It's simply, start in Solar, Starfall Incarnation CA -> Dot all the things. It's to take advantage of all your RPM procs, and to be honest, I think it's over-used in the community.
Unless you have 3+ targets or a special scenario, ie Magaera heads dying too fast to use all 30 seconds of Incarnation, just do a normal lunar rotation.
Delaying CA by 2sec for Garrosh was amazing. Tipping 1mil DPS...I wish I had SS procs to spare, though. With a Lunar opener, I try to push Solar prior to CA. I'm not sure how many people do it, but having 4 Starfalls is pretty amazing.