Mar 29th 2011 11:34AM I don't think the Moonkin vs Shadow in a current Cata style aoe style fight is quite as simple as described. Current aoe style fights are not characterized by a bunch of low health targets to be burned quickly (and thus calling for Solar Beam vs Mind Sear spam), but with medium to high health adds that take some time to kill, and then followed by a single target burn phase. The total damage a shadowpriest will do over the course of a fight that is derived from our four dots (VT, DP, SWP, and Mindflay) will be greater than the total damage of a similarly geared and skilled balance druid.
In fact, the percentage of damage an Spriest derives from dots is so significantly more than that of a Moonkin, that the dps spread between the two needs to be very great for the Moonkin to benefit more from DI. Taking last week's Heroic Maloriak kill as an example, our better moonkin had 4k more sustained dps than I (24k vs 20k). But, after factoring out a generous 12% DI contribution to my dot damage, my dots still contributed 100k more damage over the course of the fight, compared to the moonkin's.
Granted, this is a very small sample size, but it illustrates my point, that in an actual encounter, the moonkin needs to be doing significantly greater dps over the course of the encounter to justify getting the DI. The Spriest gain over the total fight is just too great.
Jan 2nd 2011 11:20AM DoWant.
Aug 17th 2009 5:22PM Oooh, maybe they are teasing a fix to their soundblaster conflict with nvidia video cards that generates nothing but hiss as soon as you load WoW!
Apr 1st 2009 1:51PM Check out the new player character on Diablo III... the Archivist! haha
Feb 10th 2009 10:27AM I am loving flying on my Twilight Drake. It is quite the upgrade from epic lion-bat thing I had.
I'd like to see a Horde only quest/rep grind mount, like the alliance have with the frostsabre. I love the little things with absolutely no real purpose you can do in game to get away from the stresses (be it in the real world or in raiding, haha). And, the Frostsabre rep grind is always one of those things I regret about roling Horde.
Nov 8th 2008 7:41AM I can haz green fire?
Nov 6th 2008 10:36AM I can haz Lich King?