We recently started our 3rd team of altruns and I have joined on my Balance Druid. While my gear is still suboptimal (ilvl 365 and only 49xx Haste), I felt like I did well on Stone Guard (60k), but not on Feng with my DPS hovering between 40-45k.
Perhaps it's in part due to Balance single target DPS not being that stellar, or the nature in which we tackled the encounter with the second tank not yet knowing how to steal abilities (aka. 1 epicenter under the bubble, second with personal cooldowns. 1 Call flames with bubble, second with cooldowns, etc). I feel like I've got the rotation down fairly well, with only some doubt about DoT refreshing (I'll talk about that in the end).
What kills my DPS, aside from having to tranq to help healers and having to HotW+spam myself up when I'm the one with resonance near the end (Healer alts still inexperienced and undergeared), is the movement. Right now I try to time my epicenter gathers + spreads around eclipse states, so I can refresh my dots/starfall/starsurge on the move.
Sometimes this isn't possible and then I just try to be in eclipse to spam the eclipsed dot for the duration of the movement.
Is this a familiar situation I'm sketching, or should we perform relatively good on a fight like Feng?
I just entered solar eclipse and refreshed my dots. I'm about to leave solar but my dots have only 3 seconds left, or have just expired. Right now I reapply them before exiting eclipse and I reapply them again during the next lunar.
1. Is this advised? Should I only refresh at the start of eclipse?
2. Do I immediatly refresh the still 'fresh' eclipsed sunfire when hitting lunar, or do I wait for the last tick? (Which potentially messes with my dots ticking and being refreshed together for ease of use.)