You guys are making me want to roll a Boomkin. I have always played a Shaman, a Paladin and a Death Knight and I have been looking for a "harder" DPS class to play.
I. Like. To. Kill. Things.
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The basic description of how to play it is quite short and simple at it's surface, but let's just say that a boomkin is a small puddle with the depth of an ocean.
Pretty sure immerseus trinket is 40k dps for a lot of players, depending what they upgrade from.
Boomkins are gear dependant, but if you're in LFR gear, you're past that point as you already get a healthy amount of starsurge procs. Everyone is gear dependant in this game, it's just that boomkins are piss poor without minimal levels of crits and haste as they get no procs, but 540, you get plenty of them, I was topping meters a lot at that ilevel.
Boomkins were only bad between 463 ilevel to 490-496~ ilevel.
Alright. Im going to do more science guys. Ill be back in a second with another science screenshot.
Alright. so for science purposes, I did something sciency. I unequipped Immerseus trinket AND Legendary cloak completely. I also downgraded my weapon from a 561 to a 509. This brought me to 8k Haste (No Breakpoint ;-; ) and 483 ilvl.
I still managed to sustain 130k+ even while typing in /yell at people who are very rude. I purposely stopped before my second set of CDs so that the screenshot wasnt during my second burst.
Everyone is posting in a massive troll thread right now.
I suspect you might be right moveth, I hated boom, but even in my healer gear I was doing above 70k at start of mop (which is bad I know) without any thought.