Finding out the Hard way

2 06 2010

Have you ever had something itching in the back of your mind? “Why in the HELL is my dps so low?” happened to be mine.

I researched.. I found out new blogs that maybe would help me out. All I found was misleading. I should have had known better!

I found out my Rotation was wrong, my glyphs wear wrong, and my main hand was wrong, and you know if I DPS better with an addon helpin’ me out.. I’m gonna stick with it and try not to be bad ass. ‘Cause I’m far from bad ass.

I had been running around for maybe the last few months with Abomination Knuckles in my main hand. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s a very nice fist weapon. Stats are just inline with that of what an Ehance Sham needs. (still wonder why it’s 1 weapon and it’s name is plural). However, I had  Frost Giant’s Cleaver sitting in my bank. I actualy replaced this with the Abom Knuckles. Thinking the stats where better suited for me, completely looking over one tiny but big factor.

Weapon damage is probaly one of the biggest things for ehancement shaman. Regardless of the stats. Why?

  • Increases general white damage (witch is Number one damage out putter for Ehance Shams)
  • Increases Windfury proc damage. That’s a number 2 or 3 on the list.
  • Increases Mana Gain from Shamanistic rage.

I mean… those are a few of the most important factors of the spec, and I was a Nublit. I’m too ashamed to post numbers here…  but I went from 10k easy to 8… just to give you an idea.

Another thing I had been doing wrong was running around with Windfury Glyph, i had originally had flame shock glyph. With the DPS loss from having the Abom Knuckles in my main hand. I thought maybe something had changed. So this is what I researched. Everyone (but mmo-champion and EJ) said Windufry Gyph was better. How wrong I was to fallow. It was better way back when (Ulduar/Naxx days) and I knew that. /facepalm

With that done, I dropped flame shock from my rotation, and dropped Shock and Awe as well. Witch in the end left me to, Forgot magma totems, flame novas, Shields, and screwing up my rotations big time.

I guess, it all leads to a domino effect. from now on I think I’ll be more careful and less head over heels for upgrades, I’ve learned my lesson.




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