I did a gear opps that I wish to share with you.
When we wiped with Patchwerk at 4% I didn’t have my raid boss gear on. So I was not hit capped. (Hit cap info here.) I missed. I have screenshots to share with you. This really demonstrates what being hit capped as a warlock will do for you.
In my raid trash and Heroic 5-man gear I have 158 Hit Rating. Currently I have three points in Suppression and three points in Cataclysm. I had a Draenei mage for Heroic Presence. With talents and Heroic Presence that put me at 10.02% Hit. I actually need 17% for Patchwerk. My hit was 6.98% under. (Pictured here post raid...so less other buffs.)Not being at my hit cap, I had 2460 dps.I missed over 10% of my Shadow Bolts. That is way more then I would have expected. At the same time since I was not hit capped it is encouraging to see the numbers working.Also, misses don’t reapply Shadow Embrace. So there is lost damage there.
I did apply Siphon Life to help heal myself when we lost one of our healers to a disconnect.
What I do see is that I am being very good at reapplying Haunt. Haunt is the most important spell in my non-rotation to keep up on the boss. With an 8 second cooldown and 12 second duration, I have 4 seconds to reapply Haunt. Patchwerk has a 6 minute Berserk timer. So I kept to reapplying at spell duration pretty closely.
Enough of that, let me actually put on my hit capped gear and try this again. In my raid boss gear I have 362 Hit Rating. With talents and Heroic Presence that put me at 17.80% Hit. My hit was 0.80% over.Being beyond my hit cap I had 2705 dps. I noticed too that there was not much change in dps of my party members so I don’t think they changed anything that they were doing.No more misses!!
I should have adjusted my gear further to gain back dps from the extra hit I didn’t need from my raid make-up… for Heroic Presence…but didn’t.
Hit cap is good for DPS.
Oh. One other thing, I am really enjoying being an Affliction lock in raids.*grin*