Encounter Specific Tricks/Tactics
If you happen to have some clever tricks for maximizing your DPS on any encounter, or just in general, I want to hear about it. If I think it's a useful thing to include, then I will add it and give you credit for it.
Most of the stuff below is for heroic mode, as that's the content I run, though a lot of it should be applicable to the normal mode version of each fight.
- always mastery boost your first death wish
- You can start any fight with 100 rage if you spend a while out of combat just spamming berserker rage/battle shout. One way to speed up the rage generation is by swapping to a couple pieces with lots of mastery.
- Because heroic leap is not on the GCD, you an viably use it on CD for every fight ever to maximize DPS, it's moderately tricky to execute, as hitting any of your other abilities cancels the targeting circle, meaning you need to do it in between a GCD.
- Try to time your death wish/CS usage so that you can use two CS's during each death wish, this generally means you will have to delay using one of them.
-Use shattering throw and heroic throw during black blood.
-Maximize boss uptime as much as possible
-Delay recks/ deathwish's for black ooze sets, use discretion as to not delay the usage too long as to lose a whole deathwish.
Use fetish over creche
-Don't leap back in when a frost/lightning phase ends, use intercept. save the leap for ice tombs.
-Time target swaps before adds charge to never delay auto attacks
-Time leaps/WW's with gripped sappers.
-Use fetish over creche.
Spine of Deathwing:
-Time inner rage's for burn phases
-When the nuclear blast is casting just auto attack to cap rage before running away
-If you're trying to rank, take everything you've learned not to do on this fight, and do those things.
Madness of Deathwing:
-If blistering tentacles are up and cataclysm is not being cast, you can swap to them and cleave off of them for extra spell weaving+ the cleave damage.
-About half the time when killing bolts you can cleave and hit the arm/wing tentacles
-On the yellow platform you can cleave the parasites and hit the arm tentacle
-After cleaving through the first set of fragments, weave cleaves in to maintain your meat cleaver stack for the bloods.