Advice on improving my DPS as prot... (no QQ plz)
Hi all... first of all I would like to ask that this thread does NOT become a discussion about whether the recent changes to prot dps were enough or not, nor about the disparity between tanks etc... there are enough threads about that already. Rather, I would like to explain my current raiding situation and see what advice people have.
First of all I am in a guild that is mostly friends and friends-of-friends. We have a lot of people who want to raid with each other, though we now find ourselves in the situation where we can build 2 and possibly 3 viable 10-man groups (with a view to doing some 25s as well).
However, we find ourselves in the situation where we have a lot of good dpsers, but very few great dpsers. Basically we've been having problem in our 10s with Saurfang (not enough dps overall to control and kill the adds while still beating enrage) and don't seem to have the numbers to do Festergut at all (though we havenīt done a lot of attempt to be honest)
So, we are going to mix up our raids a bit this weekend to put all our best dpsers in one team and see how much better we can do. However, as a warrior tank I am mindful that my DPS is considerably lower than our druid or pally tanks. My threat, however, is so much higher that I have to hold back on certain fights such as Deathbringer after a tank-swap (pallys have trouble if they're not using consecrate) and my dpsers are nowhere near me.
With the recent patch changes in mind I want to ensure I am putting out as much DPS as possible while not hurting my survivability too much. So, i'm wondering if it is worth using a slow DPS weapon (I could get an ilvl 245 or 251 quite easily) instead of my crusaders glory(ilvl232), and removing revenge from my priorities and just using SS, SW and Dev? I am currently specced with imp revenge which I could move to cruelty i guess for a small increase. Also, would downgrading to t9 for the devastate bonus be worthwhile?
Let me stress that my threat is not a problem, i could sacrifice a lot. Also survivability is not a problem at the moment, at least not on saurfang... our healers are great and my gear is more than adequate. I just need to push as single-target much dps as possible, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance :-)
p.s. please donīt talk about DPSers doing more cause that's being addressed seperately too... it's also not a question of whether I SHOULD focus on my dps or not, but HOW I should do it!