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#4593904 Proper usage of Focused Rage (Maximum Burst as Arms)

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 29 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

Hey guys~ It’s irub. I was reading the post about the pre-patch warrior and I’m seeing a lot of negative comments about Focused Rage so I thought I might just throw in my two cents regarding this talent.

Personally, I’m actually liking this talent because I feel that it’s adding another skill cap to our somewhat dumbed down class in Legion. We have pretty much lost all our utility abilities with the ability pruning bs every expansion, more so in WoD and now Legion. I mean I support the idea behind it which is to bring in a new player base and make pvp easily accessible to everyone. But it’s def not fun to keep losing many of our iconic abilities and this time it’s CHARGE STUN, INTERVENE, and SPELL REFLECT unless you talent it at lvl 110. (Sorry for the cap but it shows how upset I am with these changes. :P) WOW pvp is becoming less and less of player interactive game to just “lol, I did more dmg/healing than the other guy” type of game which makes me sad.

So anyways enuf with rants and on with Focused Rage/FR… the way I see it and the way I have been using it in the game to make it a worthwhile talent to choose over Mortal Combo is to use it only for the burst opportunity.

I mean obviously this is not an ability to spam on every GCD. It costs a quite a bit of rage (15 rage per stack) and each stack only adds 20% more dmg in pvp to your next mortal strike. Which means you do not want to spam FR unless you are rage capped by getting trained all the time or you have Battle Cry up coupled with Deadly Calm talent. You will soon find yourself rage starved and doing no dmg at all if you were to spam FR w/o any calculation in mind.

But if you actually manage your rage and your FR stacks to use it at the right moment to burst, it will surely add to your advantage in pvp. FR is and will be the talent that offers you the maximum burst potential as arms warrior and it is only going to get better in the later game with honor talents and artifact weapon traits such as Pain Train, Sharpen Blade, Thoradin's Might, Shattered Defenses.

Just with one Tactician proc during the 1st three GCDs of burst rotation, you can crit 2x MS with 3 full stacks of FR, all within the battle cry duration.
Make sure you do not battle cry before the Colossus Smash but after, on the same GCD as your 1st Mortal Strike following the CS. If you want the true maximum burst potential, you do not want to pop avatar + battle cry + sharpen blade (aka one shot macro) before the CS. I’ll explain why along with my burst rotation.

My burst rotation goes like this. As I get near my battle cry CD, I try to stack 3x FR and save CS if I can. Once I have all of my CDs ready to use then my next 5 GCD will be used as below. Each number represents the GCD order. You may want to throw in a stun between CS or before CS to secure the hit.

1) Avatar -> CS -> Hamstring
All in 1 GCD since Avatar and Hamstring are off regular GCD. This is needed to do 20% more damage on my CS from Avatar. You can macro them all together but I don’t recommend doing it because it is all situational and I’m sure anyone can do this with enough practice and the right key bindings. I’ll share my key bindings at the end for those of you that might find it helpful.

2) Battle Cry + Sharpen Blade + Other Burst CD (AKA one-shot macro) into MS -> Hamstring -> Focused Rage. Again all on the same GCD. From this GCD to next 3 GCD, you will crit everything.
Reason why I’m mixing in the Hamstring and Focused Rage here is to;
1. Get another FR stack after using my 1st 3x FR stacks with this mortal strike.
2. Refresh snare and a tiny bit of extra dmg from Hamstring and another cool swing motion J
3. Most importantly for the Tactician proc. Tactician can proc off the abilities used during Deadly Calm as if they were actually costing rage. So 20 rage from MS, 10 rage from Hamstring and another 15 rage from Focused Rage, 45 rage combined equates to 29.25% additional chance to proc Tactician while using these abilities at 0 rage cost. Cool stuff!?

3) CS or OP or Slam -> Hamstring -> Focused Rage.
Here comes the priority order on what to use next depending on which proc you get. Priority order is CS > OP > Slam. Instead of Slam, you can substitute Whirlwind if it is AOE situation.
You do not want to use your Tactician procced MS here because you want to save it for the end of the burst to use it with 3x FR stacks.
You just got yourself a 2nd FR stack and another 16.25% ~ 29.25% chance to proc Tactician.

4) CS or OP or Slam -> Hamstring -> Focused Rage.
This will give you a 3rd FR stack and you now have another 3x FR stacks.

5) MS or OP or Slam -> Hamstring -> Focused Rage
Priority order this time is MS > OP > Slam even if you get another CS from Tactician proc. This GCD ends the 100% crit chance from Battle Cry so you want to consume your MS with 3x FR stacks here and then build up another Focus Rage stack during the Deadly Calm at 0 rage cost. Worst case scenario where you did not get any Tactician proc or OP proc within the 1st three GCDs of Battly Cry duration, you can still crit Slam and Hamstring -> Focused Rage for another 29.25% chance to proc Tactician.

6) When you don’t have your CD up, you hit abilities in this priority order, CS > MS > OP > Slam for single target or Whirlwind for multiple AOE situation. Don’t worry about building up FR unless you have CS and excess rage. I usually save some rage during this time to quickly build up my FR stacks as I near my Battle Cry CD.

With Mortal Combo talent, best Battle Cry burst you can get is 4x MS crit after CS where you would need two Tactician procs within the 1st three GCDs of Battle Cry duration which is less likely to happen and it only converts to a 600% dmg of regular MS because of crit. (I’m not counting Avatar/Sharpen Blade/Shattered Defense and other factors in here for simple calculation.)

On the other hand with Focused Rage talent, just with one Tactician proc, you get 480% dmg of regular MS from two 3x FR stack MS + 150% dmg of CS + 150% dmg of Slam or OP, all within the Battle Cry duration. CS and OP both hit as hard as MS for now. Not to mention you get better chance of proccing Tactician with FR talent because of the rage used for FR on each global.

Talents I think most ideal for the maximum burst build.
http://www.wowdb.com...calculator#E9rF

PVP Talents
http://beta.wowdb.co...-calculator#vbF

Artifact Traits
http://beta.wowdb.co...YAADIAAAAAAAAAA

My key bindings for the burst if anyone wants it. I don’t have much problem using all these abilities simultaneously using below key bindings.

MS = 2
CS = 3
OP = 4
Slam = C
Whirlwind = R
Hamstring = V
Focused Rage = B
Avatar = Shift + V
Battle Cry (One-shot macro) = Shift + B

It ended up being a long post again without intending but hopefully some of you guys might find this guide helpful for using FR talent.

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#4591135 I'm 40yrs old and my name is gladiator.

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 14 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

6x glad, r1 s4/s14, but I've never been this happy throughout my WoW career. Finally got my 2700 achievement this season thanks to the wodness and rating inflation... :P

It was really tough this season because I had to get it with lfg. Not having a main team of players you can always queue together to improve as a team really sucks...

Anyways, it may be my last pvp season that I can actually stay competitive due to the lack of game time and rl stuff but I have this feeling of fulfillment that I won't regret any of my time spent on this game in the past years. I started this game in my 20s and when I was single like many of you now. Now I have a family and two beautiful girls demanding for more and more of my time and attention. :)

I met lots of good ppl and I had a lot of fun from WoW. I've been through all and it is finally finished. Thanks to you all fellow WoW players.

One thing I wanted to say to the WoW pvp community all this time is that "Why can't we all just get along? Enough trash talk and bad-mouthing each other but really... Without each one of us, this game is just dead and boring, more so on the pvp side. You will end up having no one to play or compete with. I think we can all be little more nice toward each other.

Shout outs to darkfists and franchris for pushing 2700 with me. My only regret is that we only got to play together for one day. I wish I met you guys sooner.

Anyways, gl to you all pushing for glad this season especially my fellow warrior friends~ Peace out~
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#4583010 IRUB Arena VOD (War POV)

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 18 May 2016 - 06:50 PM

Hahaha I found it. 02:44:36

Yeah well Sony is pretty mongo but it does pay off for him tho... kinda... sometimes... :)
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#4582896 IRUB Arena VOD (War POV)

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 17 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

https://www.youtube....fvf1fZoJlgL3S5Q

Back from 4 month long break, I'm gonna start putting up some of my arena VODs on youtube and categorize them by each match-ups so you can view them as a reference and get tips.

I'm planning to run any viable comp for warrior but I'm not going to put up too many turbo VODs cuz I know it can be boring for some of you viewers and it does kinda bore me to play it unless we're queuing into rogue/mage/x or jungle every match.

Anyways, hope you guys enjoy. Good luck to all fellow warriors this season!

ps: I was still in process of setting up all my lost macros and pvp add-ons in some of these matches but let me know if you still want tips on my setting.
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#4505634 Turbo rmd strat

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 23 September 2015 - 06:27 PM

Im currently playing turbo with some friends. Our healer is a disc priest and we have had relatively no struggle getting to 2100 cr but with all the rmds and feral teams what are the best strats. I know rmd out classes turbo but its almost to the point of /afking out of the match any help?


Get a rdruid or mw monk. Easier to get mw monk as melee cleaves because most rdruids (even the good ones) resort to RMD saying it's the only skilled comp and turbo is boring to play, etc. Which is somewhat true(Turbo is pretty faceroll and braindead), but obviously these guys can't heal turbo for shit. I'm pretty sure if Dannycarry were to heal any decent RMD, he would wipe the floor with any other r1 rdruids who only knows how to play RMD. I've seen number of rdruids in glad rating who do just fine when healing rmd but struggle with turbo. It's just different style of play.

If RMD plays like a sword then Turbo plays like a shield. RMD needs good setups(cross cc) and cc chains to get a kill. Turbo on the other hand, plays exactly the opposite of that which is to break cc chain and win with pure damage along with offensive purge.

You, your shaman and your healer should never overlap trinkets (to break the key cc chain) or defensive CDs. Also you and your shaman should do your best not to overlap on kicks/charge stun/stormbolt/grounding/msr. (I prefer msr vs RMD and safeguard vs RMP or RMPala.)

Now you and your shaman's job is to become the combo breaker, helping each other and your healer to eat less cc chain. In order to do that, you all need to communicate really well with each other about who is going to trinket first to interrupt cc chain and also who is going to interrupt next cast/heal with every tool you have (kicks/charge stun/stormbolt/grounding/msr). I often see lot of new warriors stormbolting the enemy druid as soon as your shaman has already wind sheared the clone. Wait out 3 sec before you stormbolt so you take the full advantage of that wind shear as a chain. Druid won't be able to heal for good 7~8 sec and it can be more than enough to land a kill sometimes.

SAY WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO DO BEFORE YOU DO IT AND AS YOU DO IT. This rule of thumb applies to every comp but more so with Turbo because like I said earlier... you do not want to overlap cds.

Some examples like "ok, I have msr for next clone, do not kick (unless I eat stun or poly before the clone)" "I can charge next clone/heal" "I can pummel next cast" "I have stun in 5 sec, I'll use it on druid and pop cd on mage". It may seem little but building this kind of habit in arena communication makes a huge difference. If all of your teammates use this type of commutation then you won't really have to worry about overlapping cds.

If you are already doing all this and still struggling then you will have to just work on your dps output/purging and aligning offensive cds with your teammate to burst down the target during that small window of little cc chain you can create. We often times land kill with 4 sec stormbolt into wind shear or charge stun or fear something like that... Turbo burst is pretty broken.

I don't main Turbo but I have some vods from 2500~2600mmr with rdm teammates. I'll try to put it up on my youtube when I can but I don't think it's necessary since there are good number of r1 turbo streams on Twitch including joefernandes/smexxin (war pov), vanguards/tony (sham pov) supatease (rdruid pov), etc.

Hope this was any helpful and good luck in arena! Peace~

EDIT: I often times vs RMD opener try to trinket cheapshot or poly on me to msr the clone. Watch druid as you get stunned or poly and see if the druid is following it up with clone. You can trinket reflect clone, and charge rogue/mage to fear both dps, stormbolt rogue or druid whoever trinkets and their opener is ruined. You might wanna bladestorm them out as your sham or healer gets sap but I prefer saving bladestorm for my burst or to break incoming cc/root. Being gnome also helps a lot vs RMD or Jungle.
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#4496928 2600 mmr tschi vod w/ skype

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 11 September 2015 - 07:33 PM

Just as the title says.

I see a lot of good turbo streams on Twitch and there's also Bajheera's KFC but not a whole lot of tschi streams this season except maybe Adellah's and that's not even warrior POV so. If any of you know more of good tschi streamer this season, please share w/ the community.

Below is the link to my youtube vod and hope you guys enjoy it.




I'm open to criticism but yeah I'm pretty washed up now compared to MOP days... having to rely on add-on and still making so many mistakes :( I know I could have played better in every match and there are still many things I can improve on.

This vod is just to help beginners to average players to get an idea of how this comp should be played. Not sure if I would be able to keep this up with more games in the future but I will try if there are more demands from you guys.
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#4496106 A question to experienced Wrath warriors

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 10 September 2015 - 05:50 PM

Hoodrych and dahis is other favorits of mine, Wrath warrior videos are the most entertaining ones by far imo.

We did have a lot more stuff to show off our skills back then. WoD ability pruning made our class that much less entertaining...
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#4489647 Warrior charge talent?

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 31 August 2015 - 04:28 PM

Hmm. After reading this i think i'll give warbringer a shot. Why not. Charge stun still has its own DR right?

It does but it will never dr unless you have another warrior in your comp... 1.5 sec stun, 20 sec cd. Considering 18 sec dr, there is no way you can dr it by yourself charging on cd.

Warbringer stun is too valuable to compare with any other talents in that tier.
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#4452548 Giving up four piece terrible idea?

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 13 July 2015 - 10:49 PM

Never drop 4 piece period.

Kinda off topic but is WOD season2 just plain boring or what? I feel like taking a break once again and coming back with next expansion or never...
Being forced to waste time in gay Ashran or RBG for several hours just to end up getting gears that you can't even use... Shit game...
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#4406308 KFC Tips (Warrior POV)

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 02 April 2015 - 06:47 PM

Thought I should post this here for any of you hunter players main KFC

Hey guys~ Irub here. I haven't been on AJ for awhile but I've been still playing the game. :)
I'm kinda sad to see not a whole lot of productive posting in our forum. So I'm going to give it a try myself.

I'm not anywhere high rated atm cuz playing with rdm ppl all the time. Not having a regular team and high rated players sitting their main and playing on their alt at much lower rating really doesn't help my rating push. :P I've gone past 2600+ multiple times this season as rdruid KFC and treesg so I'll give my tips based on my experience with these two comps.

First off, I'll start with rdruid KFC altho I have more play experence as TSG...
This comp can be quite strong because of good offensive pressure and a very strong cc chains/cross cc opportunity. Also, this comp works better vs cleaves that mainly train healer compared to its rsham version because of rdruid's capability to tank and kite along with good peels from the dps.

Basic strategy is to play offensive with trap and to play defensive while waiting for trap. Playing defensive doesn't mean you play gay behind pilar and not do anything. You and your hunter should try to put out maximum dps all the time but during this phase, try to focus on uptime and peeling and interrupting enemy cc chain more so that you stop the enemy team from creating any bad situation for you. Do not over extend and just hit the target you can stick to while doing your best to interrupt enemy cc chain.

Your hunter should almost always take the wyvern sting as it is a very strong cc on rather short cd that will start the cross cc.
Your ideal cc chain should be:
1) stormbolt -> freezing trap on healer
2) wyvern sting (as warrior stuns healer) -> clone on off target (Your druid should be ready to clone the trinket)
3) bash on main target then swap clone to healer
bash can go to off target to follow up with clones if druid could not clone off wyvern for whatever reason.
* I didn't mention warrior fear but it's an extra cc you can add onto it. You can save it for peel or for triple fear at a good time.

You can try to create this 3vs1 situation approx. every 45 seconds and if you pop your offensive cd along with it, your 2nd or 3rd try should almost always get a kill.

Rinse and repeat, play d when you don't have cc chains. Collect points.

You should try to coordinate stormbolt -> trap with your hunter as best as you can so he can wyvern sting off target to start the cross cc at the same time. There is one or two exceptions to this as I will be explaining below and this is why this comp works so much better if your hunter is not so dependant on your stormbolt or his wyvern sting to land the trap.

Against Godcomp and RMD, stormbolt on enemy druid to stop his cc attempt on your team is actually very good. Reflecting clone is even better if you can. (These two comps can spam non dr sharing poly/clone and it is just beyond stupid imo but it will stay this way for now)

You should still let your team know when you have stormbolt ready and also call out when you use it.

If your hunter makes you hold onto your stormbolt for his call vs Godcomp then there is a high chance of you being chain cced when your hunter calls for it and you can't stormbolt anyways... :(
Once you get cloned, then it's followed by more clones, poly, root, bash, etc and you will be taken out of the game for a long time, giving them a chance to swap the chain cc on your healer to get an easy kill on your hunter.

Several things to watch out for in general;
1) Bad trinket... enuf said
2) Getting stunned in battle stance or caster form for druid
3) Getting stunned w/o trinket in a smokebomb
4) If you pop offensive CD and you see the trinket or defensive cd being used from enemy team, try to swap onto next viable target instead of tunneling. Tunneling is never good unless you don't have other options.

I tried to make it as simple as I can but... it never works out for me... LOL
I'll give out TSG tips next time around if there is enough demand. Hope this is helpful to those of you playing the comp and wanting to push rating.

If any of you are interested in playing with me, my btag is irub#1386. I play with anyone above 2200+ exp/cr this season. Good luck to everyone and see you guys in arena. :)


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#4406304 KFC/TSG Tips (Warrior POV)

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 02 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Hey guys~ Irub here. I haven't been on AJ for awhile but I've been still playing the game. :)
I'm kinda sad to see not a whole lot of productive posting in our forum. So I'm going to give it a try myself.

I'm not anywhere high rated atm cuz playing with rdm ppl all the time. Not having a regular team and high rated players sitting their main and playing on their alt at much lower rating really doesn't help my rating push. :P I've gone past 2600+ multiple times this season as rdruid KFC and treesg so I'll give my tips based on my experience with these two comps.

First off, I'll start with rdruid KFC altho I have more play experence as TSG...
This comp can be quite strong because of good offensive pressure and a very strong cc chains/cross cc opportunity. Also, this comp works better vs cleaves that mainly train healer compared to its rsham version because of rdruid's capability to tank and kite along with good peels from the dps.

Basic strategy is to play offensive with trap and to play defensive while waiting for trap. Playing defensive doesn't mean you play gay behind pilar and not do anything. You and your hunter should try to put out maximum dps all the time but during this phase, try to focus on uptime and peeling and interrupting enemy cc chain more so that you stop the enemy team from creating any bad situation for you. Do not over extend and just hit the target you can stick to while doing your best to interrupt enemy cc chain.

Your hunter should almost always take the wyvern sting as it is a very strong cc on rather short cd that will start the cross cc.
Your ideal cc chain should be:
1) stormbolt -> freezing trap on healer
2) wyvern sting (as warrior stuns healer) -> clone on off target (Your druid should be ready to clone the trinket)
3) bash on main target then swap clone to healer
bash can go to off target to follow up with clones if druid could not clone off wyvern for whatever reason.
* I didn't mention warrior fear but it's an extra cc you can add onto it. You can save it for peel or for triple fear at a good time.

You can try to create this 3vs1 situation approx. every 45 seconds and if you pop your offensive cd along with it, your 2nd or 3rd try should almost always get a kill.

Rinse and repeat, play d when you don't have cc chains. Collect points.

You should try to coordinate stormbolt -> trap with your hunter as best as you can so he can wyvern sting off target to start the cross cc at the same time. There is one or two exceptions to this as I will be explaining below and this is why this comp works so much better if your hunter is not so dependant on your stormbolt or his wyvern sting to land the trap.

Against Godcomp and RMD, stormbolt on enemy druid to stop his cc attempt on your team is actually very good. Reflecting clone is even better if you can. (These two comps can spam non dr sharing poly/clone and it is just beyond stupid imo but it will stay this way for now)

You should still let your team know when you have stormbolt ready and also call out when you use it.

If your hunter makes you hold onto your stormbolt for his call vs Godcomp then there is a high chance of you being chain cced when your hunter calls for it and you can't stormbolt anyways... :(
Once you get cloned, then it's followed by more clones, poly, root, bash, etc and you will be taken out of the game for a long time, giving them a chance to swap the chain cc on your healer to get an easy kill on your hunter.

Several things to watch out for in general;
1) Bad trinket... enuf said
2) Getting stunned in battle stance or caster form for druid
3) Getting stunned w/o trinket in a smokebomb
4) If you pop offensive CD and you see the trinket or defensive cd being used from enemy team, try to swap onto next viable target instead of tunneling. Tunneling is never good unless you don't have other options.

I tried to make it as simple as I can but... it never works out for me... LOL
I'll give out TSG tips next time around if there is enough demand. Hope this is helpful to those of you playing the comp and wanting to push rating.

If any of you are interested in playing with me, my btag is irub#1386. I play with anyone above 2200+ exp/cr this season. Good luck to everyone and see you guys in arena. :)
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#4402404 10% dmg nerf reverted

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 19 March 2015 - 04:45 PM

Played some games as TSChi last night after hotfix around 2500mmr and I find hunter comps doing too much damage. There is def something wrong if my DK is dying in blood presense w/ conversion up without any chain cc on our healer except just rdm 4~6 sec stun from hunter's melee partner. (Reflect every single trap, intervene wyvern, hunter mislanding trap, etc)

DK tried other talents as well and dk/healer did not overlap defensive cd (death pact/cocoon) and still DK could not play aggressive enuf to land the kill on the hunter. This was against KFC and PHDK w/ rsham. Our only chance seemed like going healer as we try to counter their chain cc attempt.

Maybe it's the comp because we didn't have hard time beating hunter comps as treesg before the hotfix and even before 6.1. We usually won by training the hunter and swapping to healer if he pushed in for cc.

Edit: Oh and godcomp... Horror -> Bash(HoJ) on kill target, Deep -> Poly on healer, Root/Poly/Clone on offtarget is SO HARD to setup. Uh huh...
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#4384658 RMD Tips

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 09 February 2015 - 10:10 PM

Reroll rdruid -> Get combat rogue and frost mage from trade chat/arena group finder around 2.2kish rating -> 2.4k in 1st day playing RMD and still climbing up the ladder for glad/r1 title.

True story~ Happened to my brother. Yolo :)
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#4384582 Are Warriors Fine Right Now?

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 09 February 2015 - 08:50 PM

Intervene out of snares/roots, more accessible counter-mobility (hamstring off gcd for example) makes warriors have more uptime as well, enhancing the feeling of them having really high mobility.

Intervene out of root has been gone since MOP. Don't live the past brother... Play the game.
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#4384580 Are Warriors Fine Right Now?

Posted by irubuwrongtime on 09 February 2015 - 08:48 PM

I mean apart from the posting pattern, I am really curious as to why :priest: :rogue: keep mentioning mobility. I haven't played in 2 months or so, but correct me if I am wrong in this 2 months period warriors didn't get any mobility buffs right? So all that :priest: :rogue: mob is referring to a shitty charge that roots for 1.5 and a 45 second leap? That's less mobility than WotLK just so you :priest: :rogue: know.

LOL. Well said brother~ I can't agree more.


All I wanna say is that top tier comps you face most over glad rating in US atm are;
RMD
TSChi
RLD
WLS
Godcomp
Jungle
Turbo w/ MW monk
Some RetHunter/Beast/KFC/Shadow cleave but rare...

Nerf warrior and you essentially take out good number of aff lock(99% of lock), mw monk (99% of monk), enhance and resto sham from their only viable comp to their r1/glad title. I'd hate to see rogue(combat)/mage/druid dominating the ladder even more. Just saying.

Edit: I do wanna see some forms of indirect nerf to TSChi and WLS as lot of players view them as aids comp which takes less skill to run.
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