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5-25-2011 @ 10:38PM
Tons of great advice for any melee dps really! Ret pally here, with a baby rogue ready for her heroic gearing. When my guild still lived (wipes tear), I used to try and coach our DPSers for raiding. And one of the biggest problems was that that people were simply not pressing enough buttons. Press buttons!! Every moment with your GCD up is a moment where you can be killing something. Of course, press intelligently. But I think that people undervalue how much more DPS you do when you stay active. That and positioning. Can not stress how important that is to every melee class. Your eyes should be on butts at all time, unless it is a dragon with a tail swipe. There is no getting around it. If your face is not full of sweaty monster crack, then you aren't doing your job. And I'm definitely a big fan of using any sort of movement enhancers you have, engineering or talents or enchants. With all the running around avoiding fire, anything you can do to get yourself to the butt zone as soon as possible is a huge DPS gain.
5-25-2011 @ 11:09PM
Haha! "Sweaty monster crack". I never really thought of it that way, and now I'm gonna get really, really drunk, so I hopefully never think of it that way again!
5-26-2011 @ 8:16AM
great advice, for sure, and of course, we try to stay behind a mob as much as possible. Only thing that really bothers me is that I have been in PUGs with tanks who either didnt see those acid puddles on the floor under/behind the mob, or ignored them... or just didnt know how important it is for melee to be behind the mob.It makes it hard to stand behind the mob if there is such a big puddle under him, and it is frustrating when the mob isnt being pulled out of it, sometimes with the tank even taking actual dmg from them. I hate to have to stand in front of the mob because of any cone-shaped dmg effect, so I wish more tanks would try to pull mobs out of stuff on the ground, not only for their own safety, but also to allow for melee to stay behind the mob.Of course, I also have pugged with tanks who did exactly that, great positiong and kiting.
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