So, I know that these numbers may not seem like a lot to many people. I have seen people beat this time and time again, but for me it was a pretty impressive indicator of what I am capable of after all, and what I can achieve (providing things go well… like my internet not totally crapping its pants).
I ventured into Ulduar25 with the new guild on Sunday night. I was kinda laggy for the most part, and I have really only set foot in the raid itself once or twice, so it was a bit of an iffy experience in the first place. However, once I settled into a rhythm and found my stride, things started to work really well. I was generally on the cusp of being in the top 5 on a number of fights (I was 6th SO often!) but there was one minor fight where I truly impressed myself.
Usually I hover around the 4k DPS mark. It’s not spectacular, it’s not bad, it’s just eh. Kinda adequate, nothing more or less. However, on one of Freya’s tree dude things (y’know, the guys who drop badges) I managed to pull off a smidge over 5k DPS. 5130DPS to be precise. Not bad if I do say so myself!
I’m not 100% sure what changed. Maybe I was lagging less. Maybe it was that I have decided to ditch the Soul Fires for a while and see how that goes (they just don’t crit enough for my liking, and when they don’t crit they are kinda lame). However, I jumped up to 3rd on that fight, top of all the Warlocks and only beaten by 2 Hunters.
So, the new rotation is something like this:
CoD, Immolate, Incin my little heart out, Conflag, Chaos Bolt, rinse and repeat. I don’t like to Conflag early, even though I did end up glyphing for it, because it throws the bloody timer all out of whack. However, since I no longer Soul Fire, I might give it a go… I think I might see an increase out of it once I am used to it.
I was excited, anyway :-)