I play PVE ret, and am spec'd for [Holy Avenger]
I've read that [Sanctified Wrath] is a slightly bigger dps increase, but I prefer the HA playstyle.
As it stands, my "blow-the-fuck-up" macro looks like this...
/use Avenging Wrath
/use Holy Avenger
/use Kafa Press (10m CD, 4,000 haste, bottomless pot)
/use Potion of Mogu Power (For when Kafa Press is on CD)
/use Execution Sentence
Now, when I start a fight, here's how I open up.
2. Build 3 holy power, use Inquisition
3. Pop GoAK
4. Pop dps macro approximately 9 seconds after GoAK (Execution Sentence popped simultaneously)
Execution Sentence's damage, being increased upon having more strength, would be much more effective if used during the last 10 seconds of GoAK..in addition to all the other shit going on in the dps macro. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this. I'll remove Execution Sentence from the macro if I'm correct.
Would love to hear from any other rets about how they manage their initial dps CDs; more specifically, at the beginning of the fight. In 5.4, GoAK will be a 3 minute CD..something else to take into consideration when plotting CD usage in the upcoming patch.
Proper CD timing is important for any dps class. Post your CD macros, and tell me how you open up.