Post by stylebonswa
I know everyone asks for DPS checks, so here I am doing the same. I am an elemental shammy with over 5k gearscore (via the gearscore addon). I've read the forums, specifically http://elitistjerks.com/f47/t82625-shaman_elemental/
and I'm doing all the things it says. I use Event Horizon for cooldowns, always prioritize Lava Burst but spam everything else. I also use Quartz to see when my next spell can be cast. I use my trinket cooldowns when they're available and use Elemental Mastery when it is available (usually not in conjunction with heroism). I'm hit capped and have over 3k spellpower (3100 in 10-man buffs). My crit is near 30% unbuffed.
Despite all of this, I am keeping steady as a 4k DPSer. I know that the shammy isn't the "be all end all" of DPS, but I keep reading forums stating ele shammies getting 6-7k dps. There are some fights I do more, yes I can pull 5-6k with multiple mobs and concentrating on using fire nova and CL. And anytime heroism is active I gain at least 1000 dps. But generally, on the boss fights, I have a solid 4k so long as I don't have to move around too much. I generally gemmed SP because that's what www.max-dps.com
told me to do. I have noticed that some of the top geared shammies on my realm gem for haste, so I levelled JC just to see if that would make a difference. I haven't gone 100% haste, but I'm getting there to see. I've been told that 530 haste is the soft cap and that about 1065 haste will allow you to squeeze in another LB between LvB. I didn't find that in the elitist jerk post, however, so I don't know how true that is.
So what can I do differently? Are the shammies out there proclaiming 7k dps in all T-10 gear, lying, or talking about OS/easy raids? Take a look at my gear/spec, I'll make sure to shut down in elemental gear/spec. One thing I know people will say is change my weapon enchant from Black Magic to the +63 SP, which I can do easily but I was trying to get more haste, even if it is occasionally. Here is the link to my toon, http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shandris&cn=Styleshammy
any suggestions are appreciated.
** Edit: fixed link.