I confirm that I will abide by the rules and continue to research my class and optimise my raid toon, I agree to abide by these runs, to continue to optimise my toon and keep up to date in class development.
I confirm that I am free to raid on Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday 7.45pm-11pm and that I can listen on Team Speak (preferably both listen and speak).
I confirm I have read the example application and will strive, where applicable to my class, to put in a high level of effort and depth of information into the subsequent sections of my application. Link to the example application: http://weepingangels.shivtr.com/site_applications/2059725
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No, quite the opposite. I recently had a major knee surgery and have so much time on my hands you would not believe.
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As I am making youtube videos about all of this on a regular basis I figure I can link this here, If you have any questions feel free to ask as this is something I am very passionate about and dont mind discussing at all.
However, I will put my opener down anyway just for the sake of it.
Prepot>Garrote(used from stealth to make use of the nightstalker talent for more damage)>mutilate>garrote with whatever you have to burn out of energy>vandetta(with artifact this gives me full energy again)> mutilate until 6 combo points>vanish>rupture from stealth making use of nightstalker again>kingsbane>mutilate>envenom then my regular rotation begins so ill put it down below:
Please explain your rotation, if any
After my burst basically my rotation is built around keeping my bleeds up also keeping our first tier talent elaborate planning up as close to 100% of the time as I can, this I achive through using 3 point envenoms instead of 6. This also ensures I have envenom buff for a big part of the fight for more poison damage and also surge of toxins. I keep this up until I have my vandetta again after 1 minute because of my 3 vandetta relics(this is also a huge dps increase over not having them)
Not much more to it, if you have any questions or want me to go further into detail. Let me know. :)
Please explain your current stat priority, this includes gems, enchants & set bonusses you are currently going for
Agi > Crit > Mastery > Vers > Haste
Agi is the main stat, with the talent agonizing poison that gives you a percentage more damage based on mastery. Obviously the more Agi you have the more damage you will do through the percentage increase.
Crit gives the most damage out of our secondary stats and with our passive seal fate giving us extra combo points when we crit this is a great stat making our playstyle smoother and in general just giving us more damage.
Mastery increases the damage buff we get from agonizing poison and in general gives us more poison damage. This is great since it affects both our bag of tricks and from the shadows golden traits aswell as our artifact ability called kingsbane.
Versatility just flat out increases damage but not as much as mastery or crit, hence why theyre above in the stat priority.
Haste is an overall bad alternative and we want as close to 0% as we can get. Haste does not make our bleeds tick faster which is a common mistake, this issue however makes it very bad compared to the other options
Please explain your current talents and glyphs, explain why you are using them, when if and why you change your talents for any current encounter:
Check out the video i linked earlier on for more info on this but I will go over it briefly.
Tier 1 : Elaborate planning pulls way ahead here because of the 3 point envenom playstyle because you can keep an almost 100% uptime this way.
Tier 2 : Nigthstalker is the obvious choice here since it turns vanish into a offensive cooldown and increases your burst by quite abit. Subterfuge can be used in mythic+ but I prefer Nightstalker all around as I feel it is a better talent.
Tier 3 : Deeper strategem is the obvious choice here because of the damage increase to rupture, rupture is the biggest part of our damage so increasing this will be very beneficial to you.
Tier 4 : I pick Elusiveness because of the incoming damage reduction capabilities in raids. Gives you a strong personal with no cooldown.
Tier 5 : I pick thugee for raids as the other options dont have any place in raids. Thugee helps with add switching and gives me more garrote damage.
Tier 6 : This is the only tier which I will switch around based on the encounter. The strongest talent choice for single target or cleave where the adds are easily accesible and will stay alive for a long time is by far agonizing poison. On fights which require more add switching and alot of running around Exsanguinate is the better option. To give you an example, on lets say nythendra which does not have any adds the obvious choice is agonizing but on dragons or heart exsanguinate pulls ahead as you wont be on the same target for very long most of the time.
Tier 7 : Venom rush is the only viable raid talent from this tier, it gives us more energy through venomous wounds which results in us not being as energy starved.
Raid experience (Current and previous)
I have been playing the game for 12 years and I have been raiding on and off on various levels of seriousness. Probably the highest level of raiding I have done was with Nigthwatchers on Outland back in Cataclysm where we killed heroic ragnaros prenerf after about 800 tries, not any impressive world rank but it was a still quite the feat back then. I came back to the game after a long break in BRF where I killed a few mythics on my mage, I ended up in a guild called Extinct which later transferred to Draenor and renamed to Paradox. I quit the game for a while during HFC heroic progression but ended up coming back just in time to clear HFC mythic before the release of legion. In legion i continued to play with Paradox until we cleared heroic when alot of us realized that the guild leadership was corrupt, they gave loot to officers instead of the people who should get them and also gave raid spots to people who should not be in the raid just because they were officers or real life freinds of officers. Myself and thirteen core raiders ended up quitting the guild and forming our own guild where I ended up with guild master. This guild was called Elements, we killed 3/7 mythic with a pretty solid 10% try on Ursoc before disbanding due to our main tank and several other key players quit the game.
This is where I am right now, I am looking for a new stable home to raid with and get cutting edge with.
As previously mentioned I raided with the same guild since BRF but then disbanded after Xavius heroic and created our own guild. However, There was a conflict when Elements disbanded due to me splitting the guild bank gold with the officers who helped me run the guild. This caused some people who felt they were entitled to the gold to be angry, you might recieve messages about this so I figured I would tell you what happened. Whatever I would have done it would have upset someone, for example splitting the gold evenly between all our members would have made my officers feel like I didnt appriciate their efforts and also it would have ended up being such a small cut that these people complaining would probably still be angry.
After this I joined Tempest for just one raid but felt that guild was not for me so I took a few days off world of warcraft and now I am back to playing 12 hours a day and feel more motivated than ever. If you have any questions about all this, dont hesitate to ask.
Reason behind applying for Weeping Angels
You guys seem like a serious guild whom I would like to be a part of. One of my long time friends also a member of both paradox and Elements recently joined you guys under the name Selferas and I would like to play with him again as he is a really good player. I also was quite pleased to hear that you dont require an alt, since I stream and make youtube videos I dont feel I have the time to have several alts just to progress at a serious level. However I will ofcourse have 1 alt ready for alt runs and such in time for nighthold.
In short, you guys just seem like a serious and solid raiding guild.
Write any additional information you feel you need to tell in your apply
If you guys have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Id be happy to answer. Thanks for taking your time with my application. // Nattle / Emil