The dust is settling from 2.4 and Addons have mostly calmed down. Omen is a bit fubar-ed.. but most of the time it’s ok. I’ve started using Recap since Recount seems so flaky. Recap is showing Lilac at a consistent ~400 dps. This is lower than I’d like. BUT I’m finding it challenging to keep Lilac’s dps up while still keeping her threat below the tank’s. Aside from Soulshatter (which is on a 5 min cooldown), how can I get more DPS out of Lilac without constantly pulling threat off the tank?
The obvious answer, do more soulshatteres and get the subtlety enchant on Lilac’s cloak(Cloak-Subtlety (4x Small Prismatic Shard, 2x Greater Planar Essence, 8x Primal Shadow)). Then get more +spell hit up to 202 (for boss) and then more +spell/shadow damage. I think I’m really close to being able to hit the 202 cap which will allow me to do a respec and move 5 points out of Suppression and into something else. I’m not entirely sure where to put them. I’m thinking I’ll move to something like this: 41/5/15.
More crit for Shadow Bolts leading to more ISB debuffs.. coupled with improved Imp and improved healthstone for raiding utility. I think I’ll try it out for a while.
Lilac -finally- got to run Sethekk Halls to get her Shadow Labs Key. It just felt shameful to show up at 70 for a Shadow Labs run and not be able to open the door. Lilac also ran Heroic Arcatraz (no wand drop 🙁 ), regular Underbog (no wand drop 🙁 ), Heroic Underbog (no wand drop 🙁 , but I did get [item]Hydra-fang Necklace[/item] 🙂 )
Aside from a few of the mobs, Heroic Arcatraz was almost indistinguishable from regular Arcatraz. The mechanicals seems to have a very weird aggro table.. and invariably killed almost everyone. It seems that the key is to keep them stunned. The big demon guys hit like freight trains and kept flattening our tank. We finally got them down by having the DPS Shaman help with healing on that pull. No wands from anywhere.. but I think Lilac is 2 badges away from being able to buy [item]Carved Witch Doctor’s Stick[/item] :).
I’ll get a wand! By hook or by crook!