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Boomkin Rotisserie

No, i don’t mean cooking moonkin… :P I’m talking about the current keyspam I am doing when fighting (generally raid/instance bosses). This is the Moonkin spell rotation I use.

Since I am NOT hitcapped, I rely on IFF to give me a boost up in that regard.  Thus, I make sure it is applied all the time (the 3% crit is no slouch either). So, it is either my first or second spell cast..

So… We do Fairy Fire. Then goes the Moonfire.Then Insect Swarm. Those are my main “DoTs” and “Debuffs”. After that we start “spamming” Wrath. This is done to proc Eclipse. Eclipse gives a crit bonus to Starfire that is NOT to be ignored (read: AWESOMESAUCE). So, once the “Blue Moon” procs (blue is Wrath to Starfire Eclipse proc) we Start spamming Starfire.. During all of this, we keep up our debuffs and dots [esp FF]. However, during the starfire spamming, I would suggest not recasting Insect Swarm. Moonfire (if glyphed) should get 3 sec for the first 3 starfires.. But then generally I wait until the Eclipse proc is over and then go back to recast them all.

Boomkin2 After the proc is over, we have a choice.  This depends on your Mana regen both personally and via group talents (replenishment).  If you are not having any problems with mana, then I suggest going back to spamming wrath.  There is a cooldown (I think it is 30 sec) between Eclipse procs, so you have that time, if you DON’T have great mana regen to continue to spam Starfire until the cooldown is up. Once the cooldown is up, go back to spamming wrath until Eclipse procs again.

Boomkin3 Don’t forget to renew your DoTs and Debuffs! Also, use your trees! If you have ‘em talented (You do, don’t you?) then you should use your trees whenever they are up. Yes, there are fights where they will die right away, but there are also fights where they will do a lot of damage and shouldn’t be ignored.

I currently use Squawk and Awe plugin to keep track of the eclipse procs and cooldowns and my other DoTs and Debuffs.

Thanks to Llanion from Mooonfire! for his help (and the others in the BA chat room).. So far I am pretty happy with this spell rotation.  Obviously it is easily left open for changes and is not as easy to Macro (not that I have tried) as a Hunter rotation can be, but I’m doing pretty well so far with it.