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    Shadowpriests highest DPS

    What's the most you shadowpriests our there have put out when it comes to a static dps fight, like patchwerk?
    I've seen a few priests reaching 5.4-5.5k dps, although I've only reached 5.2k.
    I normally run without flasks or anything, and my computer is pretty bad at the moment, resulting in low fps.
    On a normal patchwerk kill I do around 4.7k dps.

    So, what's your highest output?

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    On a 2 min 59 seconds run, 5.1k, can't go over it.

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by syanid
    On a 2 min 59 seconds run, 5.1k, can't go over it.
    What buffs did you get to reach those numbers (if you got any special ones that is).
    Other classes can do better, they scale better than us. I usually don't even make it top 7 under normal circumstances (where guildies focus instead of slacking).

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    I myself only gotten around 5.2k best, though I don't have Illustration or Torch of Holy Fire.
    I pop Shadow Fiend and Wild Magic Potion timing it with Heroism to get a little dps boost.

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by syanid
    On a 2 min 59 seconds run, 5.1k, can't go over it.
    what spell rotations do you use
    iam playing on my shadowpriest, it's not well geared yet,
    on an voa heroic raid i had 2.4dps
    using mindblast when cd is over and keep ve/vt/swp up all time
    and mindflay and swd when i have all on cd.

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikker
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    and mindflay and swd when i have all on cd.
    swd=bad

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cham
    What buffs did you get to reach those numbers (if you got any special ones that is).
    Other classes can do better, they scale better than us. I usually don't even make it top 7 under normal circumstances (where guildies focus instead of slacking).
    I usually hover around 5.2 to 5.4k on Patchwerk, with my highest being 5,586 dps.

    I got pretty much the best possible gear (except the helm from Malygos, I still have the T7.25). I got all the possible raid buffs (boomking, totems, heroism, etc...), I use flask of the frostwyrm, tender shoveltusk food and a potion of wild magic that I pop during heroism.

    I think that's the later that will give you a boost as your guild improve. The faster you can kill Patchwerk, the more time (relatively) you spend under the effect of wildmagic/heroism i.e. if you could kill Patchwerk in 30 seconds, then 50% of that time you would be under heroism/wild magic.

    I usually charge up my illustration of the dragon soul by healing myself before the pull, then I hit shadowform just as we pull so I start with the extra spellpower.


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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gande
    swd=bad
    why no swd, ve heals you enough the dmg you get from it.

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    swd isnt a negative spell due to the recoil but due to the scale....you'll have a higher sustained dps not using swd

    as for highest dps on patches ive only hit 4.8k but that was on a 4:15 fight >.< and i was top dps xD...yea me guild is full of nuts

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    Re: Shadowpriest max DPS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikker
    why no swd, ve heals you enough the dmg you get from it.
    Upon a certain haste and spellpower level, 1 tick of mindflay does more damage than swd. That's why you stop using it.
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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    only use mind flay if you have to move and don't have anything else to cast while moving.
    I'm wondering if you reach those 5.5k numbers by having focus magic etc?

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Cham
    only use mind flay if you have to move and don't have anything else to cast while moving.
    I'm wondering if you reach those 5.5k numbers by having focus magic etc?
    No idea if mages are putting focus magic on me, but with only around 28% crit raid buffed, I think they would be better with someone else. Anyways, I never asked for it.

    As far as I know, I think the highest number for a shadowpriest on Patchwerk is just over 5.8k (from the WWS record page thingy). But that may be on one of those crazy short 1min30secs fights some guilds can put out now. As the fight is getting even shorter, I would not be surprised to see someone breaking 6k eventually. With such short fights, RNG starts to have some effect, with trinket procs during heroism also making a big difference and being lucky with crits.

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    I'm usually around 5.4k - 5.7k on Patchwerk, over 5k on almost every other encounter where you can stand and dps a bit. 5591 last week on Patchwerk, 20 man run. Got some upgrades since then (maly helm + wrists from sarth), gonna try to break 5.9k tomorrow.

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    Some WWS logs of dps over 5.5k would be interesting. Because 5.9k would require a extremly short fight and a exceptional group setup.

    It's just not normal.

    But since dps is so group related, I usually find it rather meh, and focus more on doing the job. Who cares if you do high patchwerk dps if you still die to firewalls on Sartharion ;-)


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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Nezoia
    Some WWS logs of dps over 5.5k would be interesting. Because 5.9k would require a extremly short fight and a exceptional group setup.

    It's just not normal.

    But since dps is so group related, I usually find it rather meh, and focus more on doing the job. Who cares if you do high patchwerk dps if you still die to firewalls on Sartharion ;-)

    Well yeah but when you're done on everything you can in PvE for the moment and still have to clear that goodamn naxx again you should be sure you are having fun, somehow.

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    im doing ~5k DPS on Patch. With Flask and food. we do have every possible support for caster (ele shaman boomkin etc...)

    Ive got good gear but the most importents ones i dont have Maly head, Kel mace and sarth trinket & back)
    Those 3 items would push my Spellpower by (40+73+20) 133 :/ thats alot for 3 items :X

    Our avg killtime is 3min coz we do naxx with 6-7 Healers (imortal trys ..)

    5.5-6k dps is possible with ~2min Killtime i guess?

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    I didn't have focus magic. We had a moonkin, elemental shaman and I had flask + food. I didn't use swd. I started with 2 mind flays which I broke in order to get 4x shadow weaving up fast. I used VT + DP, MB+ SWP then, refreshed when needed etc, the usual. I'm a few items away from the best gear (torch, offhand, bracers, neck missing).

    I simply cannot go over 5k dps on static, full nuke fight. If it lasted less, such as 2 minutes, I assume that because of the higher heroism uptime - my dps would be higher.

    I saw wws parses of patchwerk that lasted 1:15 min where mages had sick dps such as 11k.. I'll try to dig it up and post it.

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    WOW i feel so gimped. Im lucky to get 3k DPS on patchwork. I must be doing somthing wrong.

    Im not the best geared but working on it. I still have some of my healing gear i use untill i get more shadow.

    here is my armory tips are welcomed

    http://www.wowarmory.com/character-s...n&n=Sargmastif

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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    SW is still worth casting while moving, so it isn't completely useless.
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    Re: Shadowpriests highest DPS

    But you're not exactly moving at Patchwerk, are you?

    Lenerien - your entire gear is wrong. Spellpower is really low, no head with metagem, offhand is wrong etc. Compared to mine, you're nearly 500 spellpower behind. Raid buffed, I'm having 2600 spellpower (will check the exact number tomorrow). It's no wonder you're doing 3k dps, getting better gear will definitely improve that.

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