I've recently started running Trials with my guild, and we're having issues with the third boss in AA due to low DPS (our guild is casual).
Edited by agabahmeatshieldb14_ESO on August 26, 2014 12:27AM
I'd like to do my part and try to improve, so I wanted to ask some of the other DKs out there how they maximize their single target DPS for fights like Varlariel in Aetherian Archives. My DPS is awesome for AoE fights; I have no problem with that. However, as soon as I get into a fight where I don't have large groups to AE, my DPS becomes less than spectacular.
My DK is an Orc, which isn't optimal, I know, but I chose it mainly for tanking and out of personal preference. All 49 stat points in Health, but my Magicka hits soft cap with food.
Inferno Staff (Precise trait), 7 pieces Light Armor, 5 Warlock and 5 Seducer. Spell Cost Reduction enchants on both rings, and swappable necklaces with Spellpower, Resists, etc. based on the encounter. All my armor and weapons are purple or gold quality, and I've got a Magicka Absorb enchant on my staff.
*edit* Oh, and I've been using potions, Panacea of Spellpower, the ones that add Spell Crit, Spell Power, and Magicka Regen.
I've been relying mostly on Crushing Shock, Igneous Weapons, and Inner Light for my single target bar, and trying to weave Light Attacks with Crushing Shock. I tend to get between 500-700 DPS with this setup. I've tried putting in different combinations of skills like Unstable Flame, Engulfing Flames, and Spell Symmetry, but haven't noticed any of these adding to my DPS in particular.
Any advice from Trials veterans? Am I better off using Elemental Ring even in single target fights? Is there any way I can push my single target DPS up to the 800-900 range with a Destruction staff and Light Armor, or could I hit that target with a Resto staff? Any comments would be welcome.