Ugh, Shadow... the bane of my life.
So, I'm in the unfortunate position in my Guild where we do 10-Man's and I'm the only one of our Healers who has bothered to put together a DPS offspec, so on 2-healer fights, I'm the poor S-O-B who has to go to DPS, or get sat out.
With the DPS I'm pulling right now, I'd rather just get sat out. I feel like I'm the reason we're wiping on HC Ultraxion, we've had some low % wipes, that I know could of been avoided if my DPS was higher, everyone else is hitting 35k+, even the Tanks are breaking 27k+, and I'm sitting rather uncomfortably at 21k, on a good day..
And it's getting desperate, my Guild has noticed and I don't think my cries of "Oh, it's the RNG" is washing with them, but I do feel like the RNG of this spec is against me, I wanted to try my DPS on the dummies earlier, to try and refine my rotation and I actually cast Mind Flay 12 times whilst keeping Shadow Word: Pain up, before I got a single Shadow Orb.. I just let the fight end and restarted at that point..
But RNG doesn't explain my low DPS on fights where the RNG is not an issue.. I hit 30k+ during BL, then trinkle on down to 21-25k.. which I feel is just not acceptable for a DPS doing Hard modes. Now it is an offspec, but I don't want to be that guy who switches to his DPS gear and spec and everyone says "Whoever does less DPS then Alaria has to pay 100g to the Guild bank!" for a joke.
I've logged out in my DPS gear, and I'm wondering if theres any modifications you guys think you could make? And yeah, I know the trinket is bad.. I'm using it as a Int-trinket because nothing else has dropped that my Raid will give to me over our MS casters, we use a Loot Council. I've not been a DPS, let alone a Caster DPS for very long, so I don't know how much difference the Trinket makes? Probably more then I realise..
Currently the "priority system" I use is as follows:
Opener: (Pre-Cast)VT, SW:P, MFx2(or until Shadow Orb), SF+AA, MB, DP, ~~
I keep VT and DP up at all times, refreshing between 1-3 seconds before they drop off.
I keep Empowered Shadows uptime as close to 100% as I can, even if it means using only 1 Shadow Orb.
I clip MF to cast a SOx3MB.
I try to cast Shadowfiend during Power Torrent, but won't obsess over it.
I probably do more but can't think right now, it's 4:30AM where I am at the moment..
Can anyone help me? I've looked everywhere for help and honestly, I'm at my wits end with this spec, I just can't seem to make it work..