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    Default The Druid - How to Druid ST DPS

    The Druid

    Spam macro
    #show Combined Effort
    suppressmacrofailures
    petattack
    cast [notactive] Spirit of Asphodel
    cast Essence Strike
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Fervent Strike
    cast Trickster's Bolt
    cast Break Free

    It's your choice whether you want petattack on these macros or not.
    In the above macro i have MB but if it causes trouble for you just remove it.

    RB macro
    #show Resounding Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    petattack
    cast Fae Mimicry
    cast Resounding Blow
    cast Combined Effort
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Break Free

    Rotation
    EoL
    Fae Mimicry>RB>CE>MB
    Vex
    Essence Strike
    RB
    Crushing Force
    Ferven Strike x3
    RB>CE
    Essence Strike
    MB (I do this MB out of the CE macro that's the reason I have it there)
    Vex
    Fervent Strike
    RB
    Crushing Force
    Fervent Strike x2
    Essence Strike
    Fae Mimicry>RB>CE>MB
    Vex
    Fervent Strike
    RB
    Crushing Force
    Essence Strike
    Fervent Strike x2

    redo.....don't recast the initial EoL, unless you have to. This rotation its about 45 seconds long or so but again if you pay attention it is in segments, once you are familiar with it, it should become clear how to fall back into it during a raid boss, i suggest do a lot of dummy parsing until you memorize it.

    Needless to say this its for a perfect "Dummy" parse rotation but the idea its to show what the rotation is, once you learn it understand that its on you to know how to accommodate your skills and learn to fall back into it during a raid boss, keep in mind the main idea its to
    Use RB for every single CF and CE
    Use Mimicry for every other RB>CE>MB

    Any advice is welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrinnz View Post
    LOL
    I just started putting that on macros for the first time with druid, i don't know what would be your issue with it as a druid.
    It does not cause macro lag and it will...break me out right away and still have "Fae Step" if its just a root and "Hidden Path"
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    What are you parsing on the dummy with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proxeneta View Post
    LOL
    I just started putting that on macros for the first time with druid, i don't know what would be your issue with it as a druid.
    It does not cause macro lag and it will...break me out right away and still have "Fae Step" if its just a root and "Hidden Path"
    I'm guessing you haven't seen the numerous discussions about it so tldr:
    It has a long cooldown and will be used on any snare or short CC, meaning you don't have it available when you actually need it. There is really no point to macroing it, and if fae step can get you out of things (sometimes only break free works) well you just reduced your available breakfrees by one. Hidden path is a cleanse not a break free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrinnz View Post
    I'm guessing you haven't seen the numerous discussions about it so tldr:
    It has a long cooldown and will be used on any snare or short CC, meaning you don't have it available when you actually need it. There is really no point to macroing it, and if fae step can get you out of things (sometimes only break free works) well you just reduced your available breakfrees by one. Hidden path is a cleanse not a break free.
    I am not going to argue this here, i understand your point but this its for raid, the fights where a break free its needed you use it and that's it for that from me. I do not PvP more than I have to and that its the only reason Break Free should stir an argument. If you want to play druid and don't like break free in the macro remove it, if you simply wish to argue about Break Free then go find one of those many threads you speak of.
    If you have anything to say about druid let's hear it.

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    Last night i was parsing 18.1k constantly enough at the dummies but its very crit dependant so i been going to DRR to parse it, so far 24-25k on a DRR boss ST dps with either bard or archon, never had both. Will try and get up a screenshot of an ACT.
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    Need to see a self buffed only, no consumables, dumby parse without thorns of ire, at very close to 20k DPS to believe this is better than shaman. (preferably with ACT breakdown)

    Though i can believe it for players with fairly low gear level.
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    Yep, Druid is nice now. But get a decent amount of Crit Power and Shaman will vastly out shine it. Druid is great for fresh raiders before they gear up and practice melee specs, then progress to Shaman later on.

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    Stats SP:6348 SC:2292 CP:881
    Self buffs with a Flaring Sigil

    This its just a dummy parse don't let this guide your thinking in any way, learn the rotation, take it into a raid and then come say its no good, it scales much better than shaman, i should have some 20man raid parses by thursday.
    Shaman has its cleaving and if your familiar with it i guess there its no reason to get out of it but i play every spec and when it comes to ST right now Druid its above Shaman, go and play it in a 20man raid.
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    My stats in shaman are 5.6k SP, 498 CP, 2100 spell crit and I even parse 18k on the dummy (those stats are with no flaring sigil as well).

    Also the fact that you think druid scales better in raids is kind of silly. Without raid buffs a shaman is losing anywhere up to 500 dps due to lack of jolt procs.

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    For raids I agree it's better to macro Break Free. The reaction time to manually press it as an off gcd is noticable, and in raids you don't/shouldn't be getting CC'd very often at all anyway and CC mechanics aren't very frequent

    PvP on the other hand, more debtable.
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    Nice a fellow Deepwood player and nice guide.

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    Saying this is top ST dps is misleading.

    It's good, but not top.

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    Yeah, this is not top dps. I'm parsing consistently higher with Shaman.
    Last edited by Ahov; 08-07-2013 at 08:18 AM.

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    Glacial Strike gogo?

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