Thursday, June 4, 2015

Why did I complain about DPS Proving Grounds?? It's Easy!

It's finally over! Despite all my ranting and complaining, scheming and whining, I have managed to complete the DPS silver proving grounds. This time I invested $30 and purchased Wondershare's video editor, so the graphics quality is a ton better than the free Windows Movie Maker. 




The ah-ha moment for me was remembering that the Felhunter/Observer also had an interrupt. This allowed me to still run as destruction (not having to relearn demo) and have an instant cast, non-targeted interrupt. There's one typo in the video, that I am not sure I'll fix. At 6:03, I say, "move to 3", when it should say, "move to 6".

Round 1: (0:12) Cast Havoc on slayer, and focus down the guardian.
Round 2: (0:41) Cast rain of fire on vermin, then focus down slayer.
Round 3: (1:22) Move to 3 o'clock, cast havoc on amber weaver in center, focus down far slayer, then move to close slayer. When done (if time) setup portal facing center.
Round 4: (1:56) Move back to 6 o'clock, rain of fire on vermin, focus down amber weaver in back.
Round 5: (2:42) Cast rain of fire on vermin, then focus down mystic using pet's interrupt when starting to cast heals.
Round 6: (3:22) Cast havoc on guardian, focus and interrupt mystic, change focus to slayer, refresh havoc, cleanup guardian.
Round 7: (4:26) Cast havoc on amber weaver in back, focus and interrupt on mystic, aoe on vermin. When weaver down, change havoc to one guardian, focus on other guardian. (setup portal facing center).
Round 8: (5:26) Start at center of arena, cast havoc on amber weaver at 3 o'clock. Avoid glob by using portal. focus down mystic interrupting heals. Once near amber weaver and healer down, move to 6 o'clock (so slayer is los with amber weaver). Havoc slayer, focus remaining amber weaver.

Watching the video, you'll see me use a few macros.

WreakHavoc - This macro sets the focus to current target, then casts Havoc.
#show Havoc
/clearfocus [target=focus,dead][target=focus,noexists]
/focus [target=focus,noexists]
/cast [target=focus] Havoc
/clearfocus [mod:alt]

For CC, I use a similar macro for fear and banish.

EasyPortal - This macro allows me to put both setup portal and portal on same button.
#showtooltip
/cast [mod:shift] Demonic Circle: Summon
/cast [nomod] Demonic Circle: Teleport


3 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!!

    Congrats, I knew you could do it. Just had to do some planning and then show them who is boss. You are boss now. Great work.

    I'll use your video and macros whenever I level my lock to make it easier on me. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks... couldn't have gotten this far without your help.. :D

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    2. I am glad some of my tips could be adapted for use. I knew it was just a matter of practice and you could do it. Wish I could have been a little more helpful but as I had not done it on a lock, it was more guess work on what "might" work.

      If you ever level a hunter, it is much easier. ;)

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