Hello guys, i recently switched on my druid after healing for the whole fireland content due to comp needs. I've been reading up on feral and i've got the priority list right (although i still need to practice it). One thing is still bugging me and its the RSV. I've been in my first fireland group yesterday and i got lucky with loot replacing my weapon and getting the 4p tier 12. now im about to start reforging. So far i was using rawr to help me out maximize every and its still prioritize mastery first then haste. On the forums and after some "armorying" i found out that a lot of druids were going hit/exp caps. I tried capping those stats and i like the feeling so far of not having the miss/dodge/parry on a 5cp rip before switching targets. But what should i aim for after those caps, haste or mastery? I am currently raiding reg content and we are still working on rag. I feel like i should be doing more dps than i am right now so any tips would be greatly appreciated.
At the time when i logged this i didnt have my current gear and was at 364ilevel - http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-291hr164vb5wqw7b/
My current gear is http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/k ... e/advanced
but i havent started to reforge my new gear because im kinda lost with all that.
Hi Frosts. Welcome to the community.
First on congrats on the Rag kill! Now onto the review.
Your gear gemming and spec look fine. With the recent nerf to Unheeded Warning I would try and get a replacement for. The Ancient Petrified Seed isn't a bad choice if you can remember to use the proc off cooldown.
The answer about the reforging question is it doesn't really matter a whole log. Haste builds vs Mastery builds are very close together overall. There are some fights that favor Haste and some that favor Mastery but going either way won't make a huge difference overall.
Fight mechanics I have a few suggestions:
Overall - In general you need to try and make your cooldown use more consistant. You used TF, Berserk, and 2 Tol'vir potions but are inconsistent with how you use them. Sometimes you lined all 3 up, sometimes they were all over the place. I like to have 4 keybinds to help out managing this (I added a spot for seed incase you pick one up):
1. Potion keybind - This is for Prepotting.
2. TF/Seed macro - This will be the button you push every 30 seconds for TF. Every other TF you get your seed on use as a bonus. I would HIGHLY recommend that you have cooldown timers running. If you don't hit TF exactly as soon as it comes off cooldown (like say if you had 80 energy still) the Seed cooldown will be a little out of sync. Just make sure you pay attention and it will kick ass for you once a minute.
3. TF/Seed/Berserk macro - You use this at the pull and every 3 minutes for maximum effect. See above to make sure you hold till everything is ready.
4. TF/Seed/Berserk/Pot Macro - I usually take the above macro and add a modifier key so if I hit the macro while pressing it I will use my second pot as well.
Try to use your second potion during a high burn phase. I like to save it for sub 25%.
Baleroc - You had decent uptimes on your bleeds and almost 100% on FF. You could use a bit more Savage Roar uptime though (only 84%). I know some of it was lost when you died, but you took almost 20 seconds to get it going at the start of the fight. You need to use your Barkskin and SI more efficiently. Both last for 12 seconds. It looked like you weren’t holding one for more than 10 seconds any way. Hit Barkskin right away when you start soaking and you will have damage reduction for the whole duration. Remember as soon as you aren’t soaking the Crystal you aren’t taking damage so any damage reduction after you are finished is just wasted. If you like when you have SI up you can hold the Crystal till 18 with no issue by just waiting to hit both Barkskin and SI at 7 stacks and they will last till 19 stacks (get out before then). Remember the higher stacks you have the faster the healer healing you builds their own stacks.
Shannox - Even though you are killing Rageface here to start you should still double pot. Damage is damage so might as well make use of this. When you start on heroic next week you won't be killing any of the dogs so feel free to open with wit a Prepot and get TF and Berserk going quick then save the second go for the sub 25% (just like you did this week).
Beth - I hate this fight. You did a good job on her keeping bleeds and uptime. I would recommend that next week you push back your Berserk/pot/TF 30 more seconds to make sure you get at her when she is below 25%. Don't worry to much about getting rake or FF up on the spinners as they die to fast to make it worth it. Just make sure you keep auto attacks going to get you OOC procs for swipe.
Aly - Even worse then Beth unless you get to fly. You did great with interrupts and doing multi doting on the hatchlings/blazing talons. Not much to say here.
Staghelm - Very consistent bleed up time. Very pro that you kept it up when having to run out for seeds. Nice on getting FF off on the adds as well. You shouldn't have to mangle them though as they are going to die so fast with all your melee on them. If you just did a finishing move on Staghelm before the leap go ahead and rake/sr on the add, but otherwise no point in wasting combo points. There was one spot were everything stopped for a while. Do you know what happened?
Overall you are doing a good job. The above suggestions are only minor refinements that will help out but won't make or break your game. Keep it up and good luck on heroics.