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"Which Spec is Better?" Part II (video)

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"Which Spec is Better?" Part II (video)

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Bpotux
05.11.2012 , 07:21 PM | #1
Hi Guys,

Just uploaded part II of the series, you can watch it HERE
It covers the Lightning, Madness and the Hybrid specs.

Part III is on the way and should be up shortly.

Hope this helps some of you decide which spec you'd like to go with.

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Bpotux
05.11.2012 , 09:48 PM | #2
Part III, focusing on the Hybrid spec is now added, you can watch it by visiting the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEKYjFFTftc

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Daellia
05.12.2012 , 12:15 AM | #3
Crushing Darkness is a DPS increase for Lightning, it should be used on cooldown. I would also tend to recommend Reserves over Electric Induction, but that's arguable. Chain Shock isn't worth having for Lightning, Disintegration is simply too powerful to contemplate dropping. Shock is also a DPS loss over casting Lightning Strike, it shouldn't ever be used except while moving (why do you have such an obsession with that ability anyway? You spammed it in your Madness video too).

Also note that since both proc effects have a 10-second ICD, it is worth delaying using those procs to maintain better uptime on Affliction and better cooldown-active time on Crushing Darkness and Thundering Blast.

On the hybrid side, you gain FAR FAR more dps from going up to Creeping Death than you do from Lightning Storm. Also, as with both other specs, Shock is only worth using while moving. Wrath LS to proc CL is an overwhelming DPS loss in basically every circumstance. This spec style is a bit over 10% behind a 1/12/28 hybrid build. The only reason you did better dps than your Lightning build is because you had fairly terrible cooldown-active time in your Lightning vid, you weren't using CD at all, and you were weaving in Shock (which is far more of a DPS loss for Lightning than it is for Madness or Hybrid builds).

Please, do your research before you start creating videos suggesting specs that have been demonstrated to be strictly inferior for months now.
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IAmViiOLENT
05.14.2012 , 08:27 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Daellia View Post
Crushing Darkness is a DPS increase for Lightning, it should be used on cooldown. I would also tend to recommend Reserves over Electric Induction, but that's arguable. Chain Shock isn't worth having for Lightning, Disintegration is simply too powerful to contemplate dropping. Shock is also a DPS loss over casting Lightning Strike, it shouldn't ever be used except while moving (why do you have such an obsession with that ability anyway? You spammed it in your Madness video too).

Also note that since both proc effects have a 10-second ICD, it is worth delaying using those procs to maintain better uptime on Affliction and better cooldown-active time on Crushing Darkness and Thundering Blast.

On the hybrid side, you gain FAR FAR more dps from going up to Creeping Death than you do from Lightning Storm. Also, as with both other specs, Shock is only worth using while moving. Wrath LS to proc CL is an overwhelming DPS loss in basically every circumstance. This spec style is a bit over 10% behind a 1/12/28 hybrid build. The only reason you did better dps than your Lightning build is because you had fairly terrible cooldown-active time in your Lightning vid, you weren't using CD at all, and you were weaving in Shock (which is far more of a DPS loss for Lightning than it is for Madness or Hybrid builds).

Please, do your research before you start creating videos suggesting specs that have been demonstrated to be strictly inferior for months now.
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