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1-30-2011 @ 8:42PM
First off, I'll echo the sentiments of "welcome" and huzzah to a dedicated Cat column!Second, there's one thing that most Feral DPS articles mention in passing but never in detail, but that's what to do in terms of DPSing trash or while soloing. While I'm trying to master the challenging (and infuriating) single/boss DPS rotation, I get a lotta flak in Heroic runs about my DPS (about 5k most times, and my gear is at a Heroic dungeon appropriate level, if not moderately above the minimum) till reaching the boss. In this Swipe-nerfed and CC intensive environment, what is there for a Cat to do? Chase mentions tab-Dotting, but is that it? Just tab-Rake and Rip?
1-30-2011 @ 10:16PM
Well, fortunately "Swipe-nerfed" and "CC-intensive" go in opposite directions. By which I mean with Swipe nerfed, if people *weren't* CCing that much, we'd be even more up a creek compared to other DPS. But since CC is important now, you're probably only fighting two, maybe three elite trash at a time. (Or maybe my group is over-cautious and uses CC a lot.) I see our multi-target options like this:- Half a dozen or more non-elites: Swipe- Several elites that will* last long enough for you to put Rips on several of them: Mangle-Rake-Shred(-Shred(-Shred))-Rip each mob in turn. Keep an eye on threat.- Several elites that will not* last long enough for the above: Mangle-Rake each mob in turn.*depends of course on both mob health and group DPS
1-30-2011 @ 10:59PM
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