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#1 Oct 27 2010 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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What is the DPS rotation for max DPS at this point?

So far I have been doing this:

Boss >25% - VT, SW:P, MB, DP, MF, MF, VT, MB, DP, etc....

Boss <25% - SW:D as often as I can.


But my DPS kind of sucks... I'm completely ungeared with only 3 Epics (Hands, Ring, Ring) and mostly quest blues/greens.



Does reappying VT or DP prior to the final 'tic' hurt your DPS?
Should I be trying to keep it up 100% and disregard the 'clipping' or should my goal be to let it get that final tic, have it fall off - then almost instantly get it back on....?

An advice would be helpful. Just hit 80 and still learning. Plus 4.0 changed everything...
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#2 Oct 29 2010 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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I keep to a priority in this order:

VT
SW:P
DP
MB
MF

I often forget SW:D because, well, I got into the habit of not using it and it's hard to break. But using SW:D IS the right thing to do, but keep your dots up first, that's the MAJOR damage. Dot uptime is what let's me out-DPS a raid mate who out-gears me. And it's not a minor thing. I even out did him (slightly) in my healer gear (accidentally forgot to switch). The night before I was several steps above him on the DPS charts (of course, then he also reforged for as much mastery as he could get his mits on. I pointed out how bad it was and the changed the next raid.

As for your DPS are you:

Hit Capped (or way over)?
Trying to get mastery? (a big waste for shadow priests, crit is 3x better and it's the second 'worst' damage stat)
Switching targets frequently? Shadow DPS in slow to start, so switching targets in NOT our thing.
Glyphed properly? (With the SW:D bit, you probably are)
Using Fiend whenever its up (on Bosses)? (Nice bit of DPS)

It's kinda hard to give a more full breakdown without your current DPS and what your gear looks like. 1-2k should be very possible starting, but seeing your gear would help.

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#3 Nov 12 2010 at 2:25 AM Rating: Good
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Power Auras set up for shadow. Just DoTs but still that is pretty sweet.

Move/resize timers/icons to suit your UI.

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#4 Nov 12 2010 at 3:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Horsemouth wrote:
Power Auras set up for shadow. Just DoTs but still that is pretty sweet.

Move/resize timers/icons to suit your UI.



These are great. Much nicer than what I was using. More accurate as well. My DPS on a training dummy went up by about 400 when I got these in. That's good stuff at level 69.

Thanks for the pointer.
#5 Nov 12 2010 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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Moanique wrote:
Horsemouth wrote:
Power Auras set up for shadow. Just DoTs but still that is pretty sweet.

Move/resize timers/icons to suit your UI.



These are great. Much nicer than what I was using. More accurate as well. My DPS on a training dummy went up by about 400 when I got these in. That's good stuff at level 69.

Thanks for the pointer.


I'm messing around with a shadow off spec, no tell.
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