My group DPS the day of the latest patch on Test. Combined: A pirate crew member in 22883s, 1744135k @76220sdps --- #1 Catisha + pets 882671k@38573sdps (38922dps in 22678s) [50.6%] My burn DPS the day of the latest patch on Test, this was self buffed only. This isn't horrible DPS for a group geared shaman. If you can't do this send me a message in game I'll help, but looking at every other class's DPS, this is about where we need to be. Nerf Zerkers they're broken, or everyone else in EQ is broken, its one or the other, nerf us up or nerf them down. Test One Hundred Three in 80s, 15447k @193089sdps --- #1 Catisha + pets 15447k@193089sdps (193089dps in 80s) [100%] We're doing really decent, efficient, easily agro manageable DPS right now as of the new changes on Test. I linked 6 hours of parse data all from my group gear(badly) newly 105 shaman, in a fast killing environment. I love my shaman and we're doing very respectable DPS now on Test. That junk before with the broken DoTs should have never came out, I'm very disappointed that it made it to live. If you couldn't do from 60-90k dps in a fast killing group, and sustain it, like I was doing on my poorly geared shaman with only half its AA, then send me a message in game, I can help you with your DPS and rotations and spell usage. But that by no means at all means it wasn't possible. Right now I sustain 40k very easily, and when I'm just sitting at goblins in FM I'm getting 40-60k normal. This is really decent DPS for a group shaman. My typical mob fight goes like this in a fast killing group - Malo AA > Turgurs AA > Roar of Lion(Only for refresh when not up) > Swift Disease > Swift Poison > Swift Poison Nuke > Melee for 6 seconds or Cani / group heal > Swift Disease > Swift Poison > Swift Poison Nuke. If the mobs aren't dead by this point you are not in a fast killing group! Its actually not a lot of clicking... Hotkey 1-- /assist and or /attack on with /pet attack and Malo AA Hotkey----- Turgurs Hotkey----- Roar of Lion refresh Hotkey 2-- x2 dots swift or combined dots Hotkey----- Swift Poison Nuke I generally keep both magic dots and the combined poison dot up on the bar too for namer DPS or if the fight just allows me to get one more dot in there(usually garugaru or combined poison dot). I don't try to go all out with 6-7 dots because I don't need to, I can though and I have, its good DPS, but not sustainable. My shaman is meleeing 100% of the time, if you're not taking advantage of 70k lion crits you're lazy, really the only thing I can say about that unless of course you're playing the main heal role. Still possible to melee but probably unwise unless you have a tank that doesn't need healing but so often. Root rotting-- I leveled from 90 - 105 basically root rotting trees in FM, its very good exp, 6% per kill at 90. If you're limited on dot choices use anything that procs a second dot after duration, bonus! At 105 I just Malo AA >VP > x3 disease, Necter of Woe, Magic Dot either one. and go find another mob. I'll have up to 5 mobs rooted and dying at once, usually not 5 though, that ones dead by the time I get to the next mob, usually with about 1 min left on root. Results may vary! Put Turgurs on there too, it helps especially at 90 when one round brings me to 5% health, gives me time to hit VP or run Keep communion of cheetah handy, I basically use that as bard speed everywhere I go. If you're on a mount, expect to die a lot, but you'll look oh so pretty doing it!