So I know that there's an existing thread for staying alive and tips/tricks for 5.4 encounters over on EJ, but I was more curious if we could get a thread up and running around maximizing DPS on fights in 5.4. I came into this tier late and early on my damage was pretty awful (was pushing green/low blue on almost all non-Jin'Rokh/Ji-Kun fight in 540 ilvl). With experience and endless log, I managed to get my damage significantly up, but it was a substantial pain in the ass, and I couldn't find a particular "guide" or thread with information. There are still some fights where I just can't figure out where the discrepancy in damage comes from (Durumu, Primodrius and Iron Qon, mostly).
But, with this tier being over, it would be nice to get a thread up and running for 5.4. I haven't tested anything on the PTR yet, so I don't know myself what fights will call for what, but it would certainly help a lot of users to get one up and running. I'm thinking something that isn't so obvious, so, for example, when to use FoK on a fight, or when to pop cooldowns, or any mechanics you can by-pass with Cloak/Sprint to increase uptime.
Mod Hijack: Looking for a breakdown by fight? Here. (this thread). Also at EJ: Here.