Hello, First off, I've carefully studied this excellent post: https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq...lusionist-and-you-maximizing-your-dps.578562/ I've certainly examined this subject carefully. Our raid team is doing pretty well.. we are something like #5 on the server. We are coming close to the end of the KA raid progression. Nobody harasses me about my DPS... I think it's because I'm the only enchanter on the raid force some weeks.... so long as I feed mana well, and don't wipe the raid, nobody seems to care. But I care. It's embarrassing that I don't make the parse.. and it's embarrassing that most healers out-parse me in ACT. Now before people tear into my AA spec and all that stuff, I already know some of my main problems: 1. Relatively low potency. I've got about 28k potency. I have every last piece of gear infused all the way... even the couple pieces that are just 14 res. Infuser and deity. 2. I don't have the Illy cloak or the Illy rune. I re-started the game too late to get any ethereal coins. I don't even have the crummy Res 7 cloak from TOT. It won't drop. I'd really like that group buff to Prismatic Chaos. 3. When I came back to the game, everyone was raving about Geomancer, so I maxed that out and mostly grandmastered it. Of course Geomancer is the worst choice of all. So I"m working on Ethereal.. but it's going to be a couple months. And I'm *not* going to open my billfold again to GM anything. I swear I spent $500 on Geomancer. 4. My doublecast is only 74%. It's hard to increase. 5. I may not be using Temporal Mimicry the best. I used to point it at our top dps.. (who does 1 trillion I think).. but he's a necromancer.. so pet damage isn't mimicked. I've switched to a wizard.. now every 10 fights I might hit 1% on the parse. But I'm never sure when he's going to use ascensions.. he doesn't always lead with them. 6. I got myself a rising tide charm.. but it didn't make much difference and it's been nerfed now.. so I don't use it. Overall, my lowish potency, my lack of the Illy cloak and rune and my poor choice with Geomancer seem to be the main factors. At this point, there doesn't seem to be anything much I can do about it. I'm not going to ditch my decent health for more potency AA's... my decent health keeps me alive to feed mana.. I"m not gong to lower it. I can't get ethereal coins.. I do have my epic 2.0 ... but getting it didn't make any real difference. Should I just suck it up since we are so close to the expansion, where everything changes? Thanks.