Post by jeremiahfira
Hey all, you may know me from around the lock forums.
. My weapon is Firesoul
. Unbuffed SP is 1983. I'll be replacing the CoA glyph with immo or meta, whichever I can find first.
I need 3 points in suppression since I ran with it all through raiding time and am otherwise not hit capped.
I've been affliction since I started and my guild is without an ele shammy for a bit so I decided to go Full Demo for something new.
One of my predicaments seems to be that metamorphisis requires you to be close, but when under 35%, you should be weaving with Decimation
. The thing with ulduar is a lot of these fights are longer (Auriaya 7ish minutes or so?) and on a few, it's best to go all out near the end what with heroism popped then, etc.
To get the most dps then, would you still weave SF's with Sbolts/Inc at the close range while in meta? Anyway, getting back to max range would be simple through Teleporting.
Another thing, the other lock in my group is dual spec'd fg/ember and aff; say he stays aff and the 5% crit debuff is taken care of with him and I don't have to worry about it; switch over to Incinerate, put points into MC since it would benefit the main chunk of spells I use.
Another thing, it seems like MC is a must, along with Nemesis in a demo build, but a few of the builds in the stickies don't include either/or. Seems like they'd be gimped.
Post by asakawa
for the last 35% i would suggest staying at max range and getting into the rhythm. as you say, it's not so hard to teleport back after IA wears off but in melee range you won't be able to weave SB and SF 1:1
i've not looked at the numbers that closely but instinct tells me that IA would 'pay' for the lost SFs but it wouldn't be a big gain on a single target so it might be worth any potential loss to get into the rhythm and maintain it.
incinerates need emberstorm to be the nuke of chioce. it's not just the damage increase but the .25 second cast reduction is a major increase (10%) too. add the fact that ISB doesn't just provide the debuff but also increases SB damage and you see that SB is the spell to use for meta locks.
in your situation (needing suppression) i'd suggest dropping decimation from the rotation completely, in fact, with a build like 3/53/15
. since you're trying to provide DP for the raid you can't take points from there or iDT so decimation and MC are the logical choices.
Post by Spudnik
Two Small changes I'd suggest:
Take points out of Mana Feed and Demonic Empowernment and put them into Decimation.
Take the point out of Mana Feed:
- In a raid your Felguard should never run out of mana. It never has for me.
- From a purely DPS standpoint, Mana Feed brings ZERO dps to the table.
In addition take out a point of Demonic Empowernment
Bah, disregard this, when I was writing that I was thinking about FG/Ember, but since you have 3 points in Nemesis, Demonic Empowernment is actually pretty good, and since you have no points in Molten Core, you wouldn't gain as much dps from fire spells anyways.
- Simcraft shows that the dps gain from demonic Empowernment is less than the dps gain from Decimation
- Even in fights like Auriaya, Decimation is pretty useful. You cast incinerate, position yourself while it flies and fire off a Soul Fire right when Decimation procs.