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HELP! Balance Druid fail =(
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To start with, I haven't played Balance Druid for a long period of time. (New to the specc)
The big issue for me atm is that I don't seem to get my dps up, and with up I'm pointing to at least over 100k during LFR etc.
Here is my armory link,
Every fight I open with Starfall then Moonfire+Sunfire then spam Wrath/Starfire until I get eclipse.
Then repeat until next eclipse, ofc casting Starsurge on procc and using Cd's when off cd's or when I feel that I got the right eclipse to gain most out of the cd talents.
Ofc maintaining Moonfire and Sunfire on the target.
I'v got hastcap 5273, Hitcap 15% then focus on Crit.
what the hell am I doing wrong? I'v tried so many different approaches but nothing seems to give me better numbers?
Pleas any advice that could help me out is welcome !
with an item level of 494 (or 489?), 100k dps is pretty good, you're doing well. don't stress.
You are already pretty much at your maximum dps for ilvl 496. Your realistic dps is #20 Balance 100,472 DPS 81.02% (as you can see balance is actualy no.20 in list of 26 other dps specs. feral is the best dps spec for druid and is currently #8Feral 114,144 DPS 92.04%
Hello again =)
Sorry I forgot to writhe that I am only doing around 50-70 k dps. I cant get it higher =( and I "Should" do around hmm 100k? or closer to 100k.
There is always going to discrepancies regarding Sim DPS and Realistic DPS.
Sim DPS has 1ms reaction time, when a human reaction time is around 15-100ms average.
No one, usually not even some of the top players perform up to what the Sim DPS does.
30k gap is pretty average and normal.
Yeah I know =), but I wonder if there's something im doing badly wrong?
Should I let the moonfire/Starfire run out or just renew them when they are to expire?
Always open with Wrath or starfire? should it really make a difference what "eclipse" I open in?
there's actually addons that you can get (I know they exist for warlock dots and feral druid bleeds) which can tell you if your current dot, if reapplied will be stronger, the same or weaker. if you can find an add-on that works like that for your MF and sf, you'll know when to refresh your dots. as for general rotation just check out a boomkin guide or wait till a fellow boomkin wowhead user comes along and helps you (I only play bear spec)
I'd help find you an addon but I'm typing this on my phone at the moment. won't be back on my computer till tomorrow.
Well I’ve got an addon that works great for me "Tellmewhen"
With it i keep an eye on all important cd's + procs.
And I’m aware of that i need to refresh MF or SF when i enter a new eclipse depending on what eclipse i enter. Lunar eclipse = new moonfire, Solar = new starfire.
I just can't get it up any higher, noticed some other druid with way lower Gs then me and he was pulling ahead of my dps by far. Same specc etc, I tried to keep an eye on what he did different to me, but looked the same.
Sadly i played wow for over 9 years so the game is not something new for me.
But this damn boomkin specc has really slapped me in the face for real.
I went to the target dummies last night and tried all possible ways of attacking and sustaining dps and make it climb up. But i hit the roof around 70k and can’t push it any higher.
Make sure you start a fight with the perfect level of eclipse.
If I remember correctly you should start at 75/100 on your way towards lunar. Then just start of with starfall and follow up with a starsurge. After this you should reach the lunar ecplise and then pull of all cds, put up dots etc. But don't refresh Starfall until it's out of duration. Finish of this starting rotation with Celestial Alignment when your second Starfall ends.
After this, you just continue as usual, using your cds whenever you feel you can use the most of it.
If you want to put your mind into an addon that really could help you, you should check out Weakauras. It's might look complicated at first, and having some basic knowledge in programming is preferred, but not necessary. There is also a lot of help out there, on the Internet! :)
Unfortunately I couldn't find any addon that snapshots your current stats and calculates if it's more beneficial to recast your dots, but I know this is possible to do in Weakauras. But generally you can just refresh them when you reach a new eclipse.
Two very effective addons that I have been using for quite some time is Ovale with Nerien's Ovale Scripts. I have not used the other addons suggested here, but from what I gather.. Ovale does the same as these as well as suggesting what your next spell should be while calculating your dot uptime as well as the dots from other classes on the current target. ie if a warrior has thier sunder armor on the target.. it will not suggest Faerie fire, but when your current state would apply a more powerful dot than what you have already applied, it will suggest refreshing it at that time.
I don't have specific suggestions because my main is feral, but I do have an alt I play occasionally that is balance and this addon works for it as well and keeps me from looking like a complete noob.
I wasn't doing 100K DPS before item level 510, and no one complained about my dps in raids.
You need to remember that doing damage to a toy that doesnt care about being hit (simulations or those scarecrows that are everywhere) is VERY different than trying to hit something while you need to dodge attacks and avoid AoE from bosses, and run up and down the place to keep up with those tanks that kite stuff around just to make your statistic look bad ;)
Just remember to help your group the best you can with your other talents.
B-rez tanks and healers, have Symbiosis always up (on someone that will use it), use Innervate on the healers, always remember where is you "Nature's Swiftness + Healing Touch" macro... and only loot after all the mobs are dead :)
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