Want to jump right in? Here are some simple ways to get started doing the content you love ASAP.
These builds are specifically chosen to be content-relevant and easy to learn. There’s a lot more depth available if you’re interested!
For starting out with some questing or soloing.
Vengeance does particularly well in 5 mans because of their healing ability and crowd control. However, they require fast healing reflexes and use of the entire toolkit.
Fiery Brand: Best used proactively. It’s a 40% damage reduction with a 1 minute cooldown, so use it frequently!
Metamorphosis: Use when you have dangerously low health to heal yourself, or to reduce damage from a big boss attack.
Empower Wards: Use when you expect magic damage.
Raids tend to prefer cooldowns and niche abilities, which Vengeance has in spades. This is just a starting point, and more difficult raiding content will require more custom builds.
Pull a boss to your position with Throw Glaive.
Generate pain with Immolation Aura, Shear, and Felblade. Use Immolation Aura on cooldown, unless you need it for AoE pickup in the near future. Use Felblade on cooldown, unless you need it for mobility in the near future. Fill every empty spot in your rotation with Shear.
I have an unusual keybinding setup (one of those MMO mice with 12 buttons on the side), so here are my general recommendations, with my own bindings in parenthesis:
- In your most easy-to-hit bindings: Immolation Aura (1), Demon Spikes (2), Soul Cleave (3), Felblade (4), Shear (5), Infernal Strike (mousewheel up), Torment (=), Consume Magic (mousewheel down)
- In moderately easy-to-hit bindings: Sigil of Flame (6), Fracture (7), Throw Glaive (8), Fel Devastation (9), Sigil of Chains (0), Sigil of Silence (-), Sigil of Misery (g)
- In bindings that are quick-to-reach but difficult to hit accidentally: Fiery Brand (r), Empower Wards (shift+r), Metamorphosis (ctrl+r)
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