So a topic came up the other night with a friend - It looks like my felguard dps isn't really that impressive on a lot of fights, and I was wondering why that was. I mean, Felguard is supposed to be the big, beefy pet that hits for a ton that's unique to demonology warlocks and kind of defines the spec, right? Well, we did a lot of tests - Here was what we found out.
First - The gear & me - I just literally started raiding and playing again - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...rasgoth/simple
Stats might slightly differ with fully geared raiding locks, in fact I hope they do, and I hope people post their numbers and tests here.
Involving 5 tests of each permutation - 5 minutes long each by stopwatch, done in the exact same method, using the same rotation in the same way, using the exact same abilities. Felstorm, Whiplash, Shadowbite and whatnot always used on cooldown. Single target dps.
Felguard with glyph of Felguard- 3000-3300 sustained dps.
Imp with glyph of Imp - 3000-3300 sustained dps.
Succubus with glyph of lash of pain - 4500-4900 sustained dps.
Felhunter - 2400-2800 sustained dps.
Now, obviously, numbers might differ on fights where there are massive quantities of aoe (Though strangely, a succubus actually did VERY well on magmaw with the reduced cooldown on whiplash compared to felstorm as well as doubling for a boomkin for knockback / higher dps on the head), but on a single target fight, even lowly imp is better than the felguard. It can switch damage to adds faster, hit mobs in the air during air phases and is generally far better than felguard in most respects, you never have to manage felstorm cooldowns.
Since then, I've been using succubus for pretty much anything since the increase in dps is just that massive. It shows in raids too, and the succy has pushed 5.5k in a few situations.
Anyone else do any testing to see how their pets perform? I'm curious how different folks try it out.