I think it's pretty safe to sum this up to: YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
1.) Your gear isn't good enough. Stack more Haste.
2.) Wild Mushrooms do have their use if you spec into Fungal Growth, and they are in fact worth burning 3 GCDs on putting down when facing a large pack.
3.) Our AoE is fine. What we lack is burst AoE, but I'm pretty sure we're not meant to have that. Tried using IS/MF spam on large packs?
4.) Get a macro to sort that.
5.) "All Caster gear"? You're not suppose to use anything but Leather, and there's plenty of gear without it. Also, while it's our worst stat, it's only really slightly less worth than Crit. Having Mastery on one or two pieces is not going to break your DPS.
- Get some Armory and WoL links in here, and then we can continue this discussion.
Moonkin DPS is fine. If played correctly, you pretty much wreck.
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Yeah I heard boomkins were so terrible Paragon stacked 11 of them just to kill Nefarian hc.
I really like balance DPS at the moment. What dmg I may lack is more because of me than the spec. It takes some getting used to, at least for me.
They might change mastery a bit, but I don't have any official post on that to back it up.
As for mounting;
#showtooltip Swift Razzashi Raptor
/cast Swift Razzashi Raptor
(switch out mount with your own)
Since I switched boomkin, my dps pretty much rocks. i do 9k average on normal dungeons.
You may be doing something wrong :/
that would be boss dps. on halfus mages and dk's and locks are doing about 15k more dps than the #1 best boomkin for that encounter so yea if you dont understand what you are talkin about best to not say anything at all.
Edit: that was in regards to the above poster about halfus fyi.
Edit: if you look at world of logs rather than just spewing garbage you would see that moonkins are on average of 5-9k dps behind the rest of the dps classes. explain to me how the best boomkins in the world are doing 9k less dps and then i may entertain ur remarks.
Last edited by ironstone; 2011-01-11 at 08:54 AM.
yes, boomkins dps seems just a little bit too much, they are topping dps right now, doesnt matter single target or multi target. shadow priest almost lost their niche to be the best for multi targets (nefi, valiona&t) and it doesnt really seem right
i need dark intent to be just almost on pair with our moonkin other wise im pretty much behind, guess its not really intended
Then your just a bad imo if your an spriest and cant out dps a boomy u need to go read some ej forums
If you check http://www.stateofdps.com/, you will actually see that boomkins are currently not even close to be the best specc. If you check for example Argaloth, the only class who should be under you are paladins
Having said that, I'm usually #2-5 myself depending on the fight, usually third begin a survival hunter and an assassination rogue, but still above for example our unholy DK
PLEASE PEOPLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRY TO INFORM ME OF THINGS PROVIDE SOMETHING MORE THAN WHAT U THINK OR FEEL. FACTS PEOPLE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
if im doing something wrong then its on me, but the numbers are saying its not me.
Boomkin DPS halifus 25m http://worldoflogs.com/rankings/play...Balance_Druid/
Destro DPS halifus 25m http://worldoflogs.com/rankings/play...ction_Warlock/
Aff DPS halifus 25m http://worldoflogs.com/rankings/play...ction_Warlock/
Last edited by ironstone; 2011-01-11 at 09:56 AM.
http://www.stateofdps.com/ as posted earlier in the thread, Boomkins are fine.
Hey I remember the BC days when I couldn't get into a dungeon because I was Boomkin and thus had no CC, and now people are like "Sweet! A Boomkin" because they know most of us bring not only good dps, but also multiple cc's to any fight. Grim Batol dragon pack? Hibernate, roots, cyclone ... any one else want to cc something? heh.
In regards to 2) and 3), Wild mushroom and tab targeting dots is much stronger aoe than hurricane, specially since its being buffed in the next patch. Yeah I will never beat our demo lock on a fight like Maloriak, but its decent enough to be competitive.
And who told you mastery was worthless, at high levels of gear it just might be our best stat - at the moment stacking haste is better though.
Last edited by Sylla; 2011-01-11 at 11:39 AM.