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11-20-2011 @ 9:19PM
It should be obvious, but the number of ferals I see making this mistake is HUGE...ALWAYS use feral charge rather than prowl once you get it.Why? Feral Charge is 10 energy, and then Ravage is FREE. Ravage from Prowl (and don't EVER use Pounce on a boss fight.. ravage >>> pounce) is 60 energy.That is FIFTY energy you just saved... which is MORE than enough for a Mangle, and almost enough for a Mangle + Rake.So, Prowl->Ravage->Wait for energy...->Begin rotationORFeral Charge->Ravage->Mangle->(some energy will have regened in the time it takes to do the Ravage and Mangle)RakeThe later is so obviously superior that I have no idea why I ever see a feral druid open a fight (ANY PvE fight...) in Prowl...If your tank can handle it, the later will take you to almost zero energy, and you can use Tiger's Fury without it going to 100 (if TF puts you over 100 energy, that is a waste... just like Chase said), pop trinkets, and Berserk for some AWESOME initial burst damage
11-21-2011 @ 1:57AM
wrong, since FC makes ravage free, (and it hits hard) you want to use it after you have run out of energy, and have popped TF.
11-21-2011 @ 2:09AM
Just wanted to mention this; you are not stuck choosing to use pounce or ravage, you can use both. You can feral charge while stealthed, and after gaining the free ravage proc (which also allows you to use ravage without needing to be stealthed!) you can use whatever else you like while the free ravage proc buff is on you, and then you can still get your free ravage.I say this because I usually begin my fights in stealth, and when combat begins, I feral charge while stealthed, use pounce, use mangle, THEN use my free ravage, before going about my normal rotational business.
11-21-2011 @ 6:36AM
@gewaltIt is not *wrong*... It is "intermediate". :)If I was teaching a feral druid to dps, I would get them 90% (maybe 95%?) of the way there with the rotation I suggested. Then, after they got that down, I would mention saving the Ravage proc until after TF (which, IIRC, happens when the Ravage proc has 1-2 seconds before expiring). Better that they USE the free Ravage rather than to lose it due to being a second slow while learning.@ElorahYou should really never use Pounce...On my druid, Pounce does ~8700 dmg for 50 energy.Shred does ~11000 for 40. And Rake does ~21000 for 35 energy **None of those dmg values are counting a bleed increase debuff like mangle**If you are going to spend the energy, use Shred or Rake, not Pounce. And if you aren't going to use Pounce, then you have no reason for Stealth (Prowl)That is why Pounce just sucks as anything other than a Stun opener... (which all bosses are immune to anyway).
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