I’m likin’ the envenom buff

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.

Thanks Blizzard!


3 Responses to “I’m likin’ the envenom buff”

  1. 1 Backerpole
    September 30, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Is the “gem for AP” vs. “gem for Agility” one of those eternally raging debates, like “less filling” vs. “tastes great”? I’m lucky to be doing a lot of 25 man raiding these days. In limited experience, it seemed like my DPS scaled better when I was gemmed for Agility than for AP. I guess things might be a little different if you’re doing primarily 10 man content and don’t enjoy multiple paladins in the group giving you might and kings.

  2. 2 Illianeth
    September 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    You can always have kings now with the drums, thankfully. I haven’t played my rogue very much since 3.1 came out, but I saw a 500-700 dps increase in my mostly T7 plus some BoEs. Very nice, glad I could still make it as an assassin.

  3. October 2, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I dnt have a blog so I usually just comment what I did on my favorite blogs today was fantastic I had a friend 71 dk run me thru sm and RFD then she showed me the highest point in wow and I got a nice pic of her jumping off of the gates of ironforge then we did some dailies so all in all a great day of wow and nice break from all the questing 😀

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