I was reading someone else’s blog (I don’t recall which one, but it was written by a caster) and he lamented how he was doing less dps than rogues on AoE trash pulls.
Rogues have always been the best single-target sustained dps class. Trash has given us trouble because rapidly switching targets causes us to lose our combo points. Now we have Fan of Knives spam. Is that better than Blizzard and Rain of Fire? Better than Consecrate and Mind Sear?
I can only speak from my personal experience. In my guild’s runs, I can top the meters on AoE trash pulls… as long as they last six seconds or less.
If I start in stealth, I can toss out four Fan of Knives in quick succession. After that, I have to wait for energy regeneration before I can do more, or switch to single-target dps. So on any group trash that is over quickly, I can out-damage our mages, warlocks, paladins, and shadow priests.
However, if the trash takes more than six seconds to clear, like when we are chain pulling, then I can’t sustain that level of AoE damage and I fall behind the traditional AoE damage powerhouses.
Is anyone else seeing these kind of results on trash pulls?