This weekend we ran into 10-man Ulduar to clear through to the Keepers and set up for some attempts at Yogg-Saron next weekend (hooray for raid ID extensions!).
Its been a few weeks since the last time I was in Ulduar. In that time, I’ve picked up the Dexterous Brightstone Ring (35 Emblems of Triumph) and the Sparkling Onyxia Tooth Pendant (Onyxia Head turn-in) and done some re-gemming (Aldriana’s spreadsheet says to gem for AP).
I like Deconstructor as a good dps test. Much like Patchwerk, its a melee-friendly fight. We get to stand still and dps, only shifting targets when the Heart drops.
On most Ulduar 10 runs, I had been finishing at somewhere between 5500-6200 dps on that fight, depending on which raid buffs I had at the time and how many times I got the Light or Gravity bomb. I raid with a typical Assassination spec, and raid buffed I have about 5000 AP.
This weekend, though, I did just shy of 7k dps on Deconstructor. Now, there’s no way that my two gear changes accounted for a 1000 dps increase. Unfortuntely, I didn’t have combat log parse to look at for this run. I can only assume, though, that the Envenom buff played a significant part in that increase.