Item Level: 403 equipped
Expectations: I desperately need to increase my DPS. Although I know I haven't tried too hard to DPS extremely well in our raid anymore since January when we were progressing on H Blackhorn (I'm MS heals / OS DPS), my damage is still awful considering my gear is pretty great. We just transitioned from 10man to 25man last week, and I'm fairly consistently towards the bottom of the DPS meters in a 25man raid setting as well (can't blame missing spellpower buff now).
Armory Link: Ellumina @ Kil'jaeden (Here's a chardev link in case I'm logged out in healing spec & gear)
Worldoflogs Link: H Ultraxion 25m from last night.
* Other spriest gets DI. I never get DI (or FM for that matter)
* I don't really have too much of an FPS problem on fights, but a lot of others in our raid do spike to like 2fps at various times and they still out DPS me by quite a lot.
I never directly FEEL like I'm doing anything wrong. I usually try to start out a fight with using my 4 piece. MFs until 5 Evangelism -> SF + AA -> MSx3 -> MB -> continue MS & MB rotation until SF is gone -> VT -> SW:Pain -> DP -> normal rotation
Oh yay! I used simcraft for the first time ever! According to Simcraft, on a fight like Ultraxion, my average DPS should be 41651 (min: 38285, max: 44937)
Try to get your dot uptime to be around 84-85 % and use MB on CD, you could've had 34 Mind Blasts when you only had 28. If you had used MB on cd you could've had all from 300 k to 660 k more damage done
Looks like you got Fading Light 5 times which is annoying but not too bad. Make sure you have someone to keep track of the count down in an obvious way so you can take advantage of all the seconds of dps you can. For example I process things I hear much quicker than I do things I see. So I have DBM count down the timer to me.
Looks like you did the MB/MS rotation 3 times, taking that into account your dot uptimes were all at least 95%. Looks like you did good on the MS'd but you really should have been able to squeeze in more MB's. Also, make sure you aren't wasting the orb procs/casting MB without orbs up. Mostly just the fine tuning type of stuff. Oh also if you aren't using the version of the rotation where you use MF as well make sure after you stack up your evangelism at the end you refresh your dots again or stack that up first and then recast them (not a huge deal which way you do them).
"I like big pulls and i cannot lie, you other brothers cant deny, when a mob walks in, or maybe 10, all lined up for a spell, you press 2!"..
Thank you for all the replies ^^ I really appreciate it! I haven't really changed much yet atm or tested anything differently, but it's reset day tomorrow so I'll work on my derspy then =]
@tobben: I usually don't use my MB on CD (I don't cast it if there's no orb). I stopped using it on CD since I dropped my T12 set.
@Arlee: I would kill to have a Cunning of the Cruel We saw our very very first one on our first week of 25man! It was a miracle Now I only have to wait for ~5-6 other casters to get theirs before I can get mine -.-...
Could someone actually clarify to me the *proper* usage of the MS/MB rotation? The way I always do it is AA+SF -> MSx3 -> MB -> MSx(at least 3) -> sometimes filler MF depending on how long till MB is up -> MB. By the time this rotation is done, SF is gone but I usually have 3 orbs after that last MB that I end up using for my next MB. Is there something I should change about this?
@Melancolie: Really, too much haste? O.O I didn't even think there was such a thing as "too much haste" for an spriest! I've sorta been working towards that 3202 plateau (which I did achieve this week after receiving my spirit/haste ring) without trying too much (aka not swapping enchants or gems in order to achieve the goal).
Could I get some other opinions on this? I already see Joyful's thoughts on it, and I don't even DPS for Hagara. And remember I never get DI ^^ And I also don't DPS for Spine (which I believe people go more mastery on that fight, right?)
Kilee explains the rotation options really well in this thread: http://howtopriest.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1176
The other thing is even without the T12 bonus you do want to cast MB on CD.
Item Level: 398 equipped.
Expectations: Human races has "The Human Spirit", which is increasing spirit 3%. Would I need to cap the hit or not??
Armory Link: I can't post URL, my character name is Ekusonnihs, Jubei'Thos.
Worldoflogs Link: None.
Thanks for posting, unfortunately I don't know how to use the WoL.
By the way my spirit has the over than 1742, so I thought that I don't need to cap the hit.
If my gear doesn't have any hit, how much spirit should I have??
Sorry for many questions.
You're not taking into account the base spirit that you have. You should show 17% hit on your character selection screen in order to be hit capped.
Thanks for replying, okay I understood.
I saw some human priest doesn't cap the hit, so just thought that not necessary to cap.
Thanks a lot.
Here's a recent Ultraxion 25, and I'm sitting around 34k in 401 ilvl gear:
I did get a handful of Fading Lights, and I hung onto Dispersion too long (need to make a macro to cancel it).
Any other glaring ways I can bump up my DPS?
Here's my armory:
I would pick up the hit-haste VP neck over the spirit-crit VP neck. You might get some more dps out of forging some haste into mastery, since you are below 3202 haste. You could try forging down to 2589 (not below) and see if you notice a difference. I've found that it's kind of hit or miss, so it may or may not do much for you.
Edit: some good talk in the posts above regarding the haste-mastery reforging
Last edited by Sakamae; 2012-05-18 at 03:48 PM.
The only Dispersions I used were to stay out for Hour of Twilights. I normally never use it otherwise unless I need to avoid dying for some reason.
And, I normally never use Hymn of Hope on Ultraxion... Are you sure you're looking at the right character?
You didn't cast Hymn of hope and for some reason volcanic potion didn't get logged as well, either the person that logged it was in the other realm or you didn't use a pot.
But to go over your log I would say your dots need better up time, you only droped DP once but thats to much already but you droped VT 3 times and that shouldn't happen.
You used Mind Blast ever 8.5 seconds when it got a 6.5 seconds cooldown and with a cast time on all but 6 during the fight you could get this down to about 7-7.5 seconds.