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    Default Possible Cleric DPS Build

    NOTE: All DPS testing was done with out an archon, bard, or other third-party buffers. Self buffed only.

    I was noodling around on the PTS today, messing with builds. My cleric on the PTS is in full t2 (Hammerknell) raid gear, and gets around 1440dps on the boss dummy just sitting there spamming the macro with the cookie cutter Druid/Sham hybrid.

    I decided to look around for an alternate DPS spec. I created one that gets around 1300 DPS on the dummy. Still not as high as the druid build, but not far off either - I feel with a bit more tweaking it could match it or come even closer.

    The Build
    45/11/10 Shaman/Inquisitor/Sentinel
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=00....ExoxtrsAk.V0x

    Buffs
    Armor of Devotion
    Courage of the Jaguar (For more crit; Eagle will work too if you are more worried about attack power)
    Vengeance of the Winter Storm

    Macros
    Single Target
    Code:
    #show Massive Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast jolt
    cast fated blow
    cast massive blow
    cast strike of the maelstrom
    cast lightning hammer
    cast crushing blow
    AoE
    Code:
    #show strike of the maelstrom
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast jolt
    cast fated blow
    cast strike of the maelstrom
    cast avalanche strike
    Parses
    http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/193/dpsparse.png
    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/611...seoverview.png

    So, all you clerics on live with reasonable gear, please let me know what you get as far as DPS goes! Full Hammerknell gear isn't very accurate...

    Edit: I reckon in average gear on Live the build will get around 800-900 DPS maybe. Still not awesome, but higher than either ranged specs... I guess it's an alternative for you clerics who hate the damned Satyr!
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    It's what I run.

    If you are a min maxer, then you should do the druid build. I find t his one to be a lot more fun to run than druid but that is just me.
    I love Shaman and will continue to use it. I still parse top 5 in our raids with it as well.

    Please note that you will need a ton of delicious spell crit for this to work. I use the AP +440 spell crit trinket, and stack spell crit on my core.

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    http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4513/unledcyi.png

    Here's a slightly longer DPS parse.

    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    It's what I run.

    If you are a min maxer, then you should do the druid build. I find t his one to be a lot more fun to run than druid but that is just me.
    I love Shaman and will continue to use it. I still parse top 5 in our raids with it as well.

    Please note that you will need a ton of delicious spell crit for this to work. I use the AP +440 spell crit trinket, and stack spell crit on my core.
    This is good to hear! I look forward to logging on Live in a little while and trying it out myself.
    I like max DPS, but I really don't like pets, so I'm actively looking for a different spec to run
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    Why not use Sanction Heretic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    Why not use Sanction Heretic?
    Quite frankly, I forgot about it. I'll throw it in the macro now, see what I get.
    My only worry is that it'll take one Crushing Blow out of the rotation, which in the long run reduces the amount of Massive Blows. This may hinder DPS a bit. We'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    Quite frankly, I forgot about it. I'll throw it in the macro now, see what I get.
    My only worry is that it'll take one Crushing Blow out of the rotation, which in the long run reduces the amount of Massive Blows. This may hinder DPS a bit. We'll see!
    True true. I have it in my macro now, but it just hit so hard especially with a large crit percentage. I'm curious how this effects it. I love the shaman and if I can get to to be on par with druid I'd be super happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4513/unledcyi.png

    Here's a slightly longer DPS parse.



    This is good to hear! I look forward to logging on Live in a little while and trying it out myself.
    I like max DPS, but I really don't like pets, so I'm actively looking for a different spec to run
    Oh I know I absolutely hate pets. And this is fun because you get an interrupt, charge, and other goodies

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    True true. I have it in my macro now, but it just hit so hard especially with a large crit percentage. I'm curious how this effects it. I love the shaman and if I can get to to be on par with druid I'd be super happy
    Results are in - I threw SH into the macro inbetween Lightning Hammer and Crushing Blow.
    Sanction Heretic and Sanction added around 95 DPS together, reduced the overall DPS contribution from Massive Blow by 20, and Crushing Blow by 50.

    Might have been bad luck, but overall DPS was just under 1300, so the math above was correct (added around 25 DPS)

    Edit: Fight duration was 3:27
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    Results are in - I threw SH into the macro inbetween Lightning Hammer and Crushing Blow.
    Sanction Heretic and Sanction added around 95 DPS together, reduced the overall DPS contribution from Massive Blow by 20, and Crushing Blow by 50.

    Might have been bad luck, but overall DPS was just under 1300, so the math above was correct (added around 25 DPS)

    Edit: Fight duration was 3:27
    Well good to hear. If you're trying to up your dps I could recomend sneaking a vex at the start, it's what I do when I use it. I'm sure trying to keep it up would lower your dps

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    Well good to hear. If you're trying to up your dps I could recomend sneaking a vex at the start, it's what I do when I use it. I'm sure trying to keep it up would lower your dps
    Over a 3 minute fight, keeping Vex up had these results:
    Vex added around 60 DPS
    Lowered Crushing Blow's DPS by about 20
    Lowered Massive Blow's DPS by about 25

    Overall DPS was 1294

    It's a slight DPS gain, actually!

    (The exact DPS of the sanction fight was 1291 :P)
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    Over a 3 minute fight, keeping Vex up had these results:
    Vex added around 60 DPS
    Lowered Crushing Blow's DPS by about 20
    Lowered Massive Blow's DPS by about 25

    Overall DPS was 1294

    It's a slight DPS gain, actually!

    (The exact DPS of the sanction fight was 1291 :P)
    haha there you go
    We are increasing the shaman dps one step at a time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    haha there you go
    We are increasing the shaman dps one step at a time!
    I'm out of ideas now though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    I'm out of ideas now though...
    how about the 5% melee debuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by xDuffvy View Post
    how about the 5% melee debuff
    I did try that, overall DPS loss of about 60

    I'd only use that when the majority of your raid is melee/physical damage, and the overall DPS gain of all your melee is more than the dps loss of yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh186 View Post
    I did try that, overall DPS loss of about 60
    Well then I'm out of ideas as well

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