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4-02-2012 @ 10:41AM
So, I'm a Dragonwrath-toting affliction lock in a 10man guild who has cleared through madness and so far heroic morchok. So, while I'm not extremely hardcore, I do fairly well... well enough that the guild wanted to finish running me through firelands anyway ;)Sorry, I can't quite agree with your advice on trash Megan, even for newbies. I'd tweak it thus.. First, your ideal postioning for trash is about 10-15 yards away.. about the max distance you can be while still being able to Shadowflame everything. This of course means your Soulshatter button should be hotkeyed and at the ready. There are basically two types of trash pulls in raids, 1) a few, high-health mobs, 2) many lower-health mobs.For 1) CoE (with Jinx), apply UA and corruption to each mob, and/or Agony if they're very high health.. soul swap may come in handy. Shadowflame if the mobs are close enough to each other (i.e. NOT the tentacles before Zon'ozz, but definitely the blobs before Yor'sahj). Try to drain soul on mobs that get to 25% health.For 2) a good example might be the scorpions at the start of FL... a 'big' aoe pull.. still 15 yards away ish from the tank. CoE (with Jinx), soul burn + SoC, Shadowflame on cooldown!, spam seed of corruption. I tend to switch targets with tab as soon as each SoC is starting to cast.. you don't lose any time really. Careful your tab won't pick any undesired targets. :) On Madness of deathwing, for the hemorrhages, the key is to SoC on them as soon as they land on the ground. You WILL have nice dps if you are able to get off 3-4 SoC's and a shadowflame... they'll probably die before their first regen cycle if everyone is helping! hope this helps...
4-02-2012 @ 11:25AM
tabbing between targets in your no.2 example will undo the use of soulburn seed pretty quick as seed of corruption will remove corruption from the target. better advise would be to pick one high health target and SoC on just that one.
4-02-2012 @ 12:09PM
If you tab through targets after using soulburn seed of corruption, won't the new seeds overwrite the corruption that the soulburn applied?
4-02-2012 @ 12:45PM
Another thing worth mentioning is that if you have shards available (you should), it is ALWAYS worth soulburning SoC for any number of mobs greater than one, provided they're in range of each other. Soulburn is off the GCD and SoC has a two second cast, so even if there's only two mobs, you can apply Corruption to both of them in (2s - haste), as opposed to 2 GCDs (ie: 3s - haste) for casting Corruption manually.Plus, you get the bonus of the explosion damage.
4-02-2012 @ 1:53PM
Yeah dude with the legendary you're telling us just for e-peen.. You're doing Soulburn SoC wrong if you're tab targetting.
4-02-2012 @ 4:12PM
I disagree with avoiding tab targeting after soul burn + SOC (on big pulls). If you happen to pick a target that isn't getting enough incidental damage to set off the normal SoC's in the time it takes to cast your next one, you're wasting the GCD's. Better to chain cast the SoC's with guaranteed explosions than to overwrite one that didn't explode.I consider the damage the normal Corruptions are doing on targets, for whatever period of time it's on them (before it might get overwritten with a normal SoC), to be bonus damage... not the priority.Optimally, you'd target one target that is guaranteed to set off your SoC's before the next one lands. if you can do that.. great. if you can't, tab + cast, repeat.
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