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    Plane Touched Supernovaa's Avatar
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    Default Low dps, low base dmg bonus...

    Hey guys, My spec is 36 pyro, 30 lock, 0 arch

    Stats 1306 SP ( 269.2)
    Crit -809 (35.67)
    Focus-314

    In raid I do between 900-1100 dps...usually 990.

    Also on top of my base spell damage I got improved glyphs of power-5% more dmg, dark power 10% sp dmg, improved mage armor 10% more dmg...so what do i do wrong?
    Last edited by Supernovaa; 02-20-2012 at 10:48 AM.

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    My opening macro is countdown, flamebolt, fireball, then the 2 dots dark touch and searing vitality, on instant procs i cast Cinder burst and when it's on cd i cast pillaging stone ( pyrmonacer armor on)

    and of course - heat wave, sacrifize life-damage, internalize charge, 130 sp for 30 secs trinket etc

    what am i doing wrong??

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    open with saclife/dmg
    flame bolt
    ps x5

    trinket on
    ic on
    fb
    heatwave on
    fireball till heatwave is over

    ic on
    fb
    cd
    sv
    dt
    ic off
    fireball x2

    ic on
    fb
    cd
    sv
    ic off
    fireball x2

    on opp proc use cb or fireball
    repeat any available steps

    this is not set in stone but a very basic rotation to start out with

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    thanks i'll try that

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    Go with firearmor instead of pyroarmor. Countdown ends up being a large part of your damage in this spec so be sure to have FB buff up and IC on before you cast it.

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    Pyrolock runs based on priority because the DoTs all have different timers.
    As such its easier to go by this rule of thumb.

    1. Pillaging stone 5x. (otherwise ignore it except for tossing it out to refresh your buff)
    2. Flamebolt
    3. Countdown
    4.Searing Vitality
    5. Dark Touch
    6. Fireball
    7. There is a life leech here somewhere



    Internalize charge should be toggled on and off.
    Why?
    This saves you a large amount of charge since charge is still consumed while you're waiting for GCD.
    Toggle it in to cast your instants such as Flamebolt/inferno/cinderburst/searing vitality/dark touch.
    Toggle it off once the cast is finished.

    Fireball=IC must be toggled on throughout the entire cast or it will not receive the boost
    Fireball is a 2s cast and a 1s cast on heatwave.
    So during heatwave, spam fireball with IC on the entire time.

    Don't try to do a rotation because it won't work properly. You'll fail to refresh your DoTs if you attempt such a thing.

    Furthermore, life leech is the smallest DPS boost. At best I was measuring around 100-150 dps increase refreshing it properly. You're better off focusing on the abilities mentioned above.

    Sacrifice life for damage is overwritten by Internalize charge, so only use it when you're completely out of charge and trying to build it.

    When you get the 4 pc HK bonus.
    It remains the exact same, though during that time period at the end as heatwave is about to die off.
    I cast flamebolt and toss out a countdown since DoTs work with buffs that are currently on even if they fall off in the next second.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carnex View Post
    Go with firearmor instead of pyroarmor. Countdown ends up being a large part of your damage in this spec so be sure to have FB buff up and IC on before you cast it.
    That's because fire armor has a bug currently.
    It applies a 25% damage bonus instead of 15%, which would have allowed someone to use pyromancer armor with similar DPS results.
    Last edited by Aguni; 02-20-2012 at 12:18 PM.

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    Toggling charge (from the few times I DPS, I'm main chloro for my guild) is quite important, and you can definitely get rid of Life Leech for now -- refreshing with Void Bolt takes a lot of practice given the need to account for travel time.

    It really isn't a rotation and you just need to get used to knowing which hotkey casts what ability and get the hang of the priority system.

    This is subject to change in 1.8, depending on what they do with some of the Warlock changes (should probably get on the PTS later...).

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    SV before CD then DT. You can get away with refreshing DT every other rotation, saves you a gcd. Also, DPS gain to keep CD and FB up during HW/Fireball spam.
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    There is no bug regarding countdown and fire armor that I know of or have seen posted about on the forums can you please provide any links proving this?
    Last edited by Carnex; 02-20-2012 at 05:08 PM.

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