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Schwarzschilda
01.15.2017 , 01:36 PM | #1
Hi everyone,

I've taken upon the task of writing the focus/rage guide for 5.0. I don't post in the forums so you probably don't know me, but I'm Skyesora, current owner of the second highest parse for the spec: http://parsely.io/parser/view/229757/24

The rotation I used in that is a bit out of date, and I've come up with what I think is an optimal rotation. I'm not 100% happy with where sundering strike ends up falling but the alternative was to forego a use of freezing force, which didn't seem ideal.

Opener:
Force leap -> combat focus + focused burst -> zealous leap -> force exhaustion -> concentrated slice -> dispatch -> blade barrage -> freezing force -> focused burst -> zealous leap -> sundering strike -> concentrated slice -> blade storm -> freezing force -> combat focus + focused burst -> rotation

Rotation:
(Combat focus + focused burst from opener/previous rotation) -> zealous leap -> force exhaustion -> concentrated slice -> blade barrage -> riposte -> freezing force -> focused burst -> zealous leap -> concentrated slice -> sundering strike -> blade storm -> freezing force -> combat focus + focused burst -> (repeat)

Execute:
(Combat focus + focused burst from opener/previous rotation) -> zealous leap -> force exhaustion -> concentrated slice -> dispatch -> blade barrage -> freezing force -> focused burst -> zealous leap -> sundering strike -> concentrated slice -> blade storm -> freezing force -> combat focus + focused burst -> (repeat)

I tried moving around sundering strike such that I could use riposte in the second heightened power window instead but in practice it led to problems with ability cooldowns and focus management.