Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Personal WWS Reports

For better or for worse, I've decided to start uploading and making public my WWS reports. Given my limited raiding experience, I'm hoping to use them to see how I could improve.

First item of business: use more Shadow Word: Death. I know, I know. It's hard, healing my way through to 70, then switching to Shadow and expecting healers to keep up with me as I periodically hit myself upside the head. Especially on fights where we're not sure if the healers are going to go /oom before the end.

Yeah, I get that more DPS == more mana for healers, but I'd need to see some pretty definitive numbers showing that there wasn't a net loss in mana due to extra healing before I'd be okay with it. For fights like Lurker where I am guaranteed to not get aggro, sure, maybe. But other new stuff? I'll need to work up the courage, first.


Chronic said...

Your average SW:D damage on your successful tidewalker kill: 1968

VT Returns 5% of that as mana, so assuming your entire party is mana users (seems likely in a raid) = 1968 * 0.05 * 5 = 492 mana returned

Cost of a max-rank renew with mental agility: 405 mana

Amount healed by a max rank renew with full imp renew + spiritual healing and 2000 +heal = (1110 + 2000) * 1.15 * 1.1 = 3934.15

One renew for every two SW:Ds, sounds pretty efficient to me?

apanthropesp said...

Hmm. Wow. That's exactly what I needed to hear.

Thanks. Seriously.

Ho Ho said...

Another way to look at it:
2k damage every 12 seconds is about 167 damage per second. VE heals for 15-25% of your damage done. In order to heal yourself with VE you'll need to be doing from (100/15)*167=1113 to (100/25)*167=668 dps. This doesn't take into account you'll be healing all the other people in your group also.

So, in case you have a point or two in imp. VE you should be able to solo-heal yourself through VE easily.

apanthropesp said...

Yeah, on fights where I can use VE without worry of overtaking the tank on threat, I definitely feel more comfortable using SWD. Unfortunately, I outgear most of the groups that I run with, and can easily overtake them in threat without trying. I look forward to fights where I can put up VE and not worry about it, but I'm not quite there yet. Even on the OP Kara run that we did last night, I still stayed right below the MT on Omen for many of the fights, most of the time without VE up.

I can't wait for Wrath where Shadowform has built-in threat reduction.