Ret Damage - Saddened and need halp!
I am fighting to get my 2pc bonus at least, and it's just not coming. Have to try lfr again to see if I can get lucky, and Sha has yet to drop a 2nd piece for me.
However, I keep seeing my friends with lower gear than I have, pushing out more damage than I can. I am curious if there's anything that I should try to do, to not come up short in our raids.
Last night we did Mogu'Shan Palace Challenge Mode and we finished it, but didn't even get bronze. I can only imagine that it's due to the amount of dps our group was doing. So I want to do my part in trying to get my dps up. I cannot see any other ways to improve my gear right now. We are 4/6 in MSV and we have another raid tonight.
I have been pondering changing the way I reforge, but every one I talk to says that I am doing it right. I try to get as close to 7.5% Exp and then most of my gear is to Haste and if it has haste, I do Mastery.
As far as actual numbers I pull, last night in challenge mode, I was doing about 35k. In Vaults I have been doing around 40k average. When I pop my cool downs it is pushed up to 75k and then slowly hovers around the 40k average again. Is there something like, "Only pop your cool downs when both trinkets proc the first time, then after that on cool cooldown" kind of rule? I see paladins doing over 100k dps but they have tier bonus', so I am not sure what the approximate non-heroic geared paladin dps is averaging in 10man normals.
When I go through the world of logs and the fights are full of warlocks, mages and rogues... it makes me sad that I leveled my paladin first this time around. Are we just that bad this time around?