Playstyle & Rotation
Outside Void Form priority:
- Maintain both Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain on the target.
- Try to maintain a high uptime of Devouring Plague on the target to make use of your Mastery, but make sure to dump your insanity in time so that you don’t over-cap it. Subsequent Devouring Plagues will cause its damage over time effect to add into the existing DoT, so it is fine to overlap Devouring Plague DoT’s if you are about to over-cap insanity.
- Void Torrent on cooldown (make sure you’re sub <40 insanity, taking into account Auspicious Spirits that are already flying towards the target)
- Mind Blast on cooldown.
Inside Void Form priority:
- Void Bolt on cooldown (there will be 2 global cooldowns between void bolts)
- Devouring Plague to dump insanity
- Mind Blast
- Mind Flay
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- Pre-cast Vampiric Touch
- Void Torrent (if mindbender talent is chosen then replace with Mind Blast)
- Power Infusion (off GCD)
- Void Eruption
- Void Bolt
- Devouring Plague
- Mind Blast
- Void Bolt
- Continue regular rotation
With the Misery talent:
- Maintain Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain on all targets that you expect to live longer than 7 seconds.
- Replace Mind Flay for Mind Sear if 3 or more targets are stacked up.
- Continue single target rotation.
With the Searing Nightmare talent:
- Devouring Plague when there are 2 targets.
- Searing Nightmare when there are 3 or more targets.
- Cast Shadow Crash on cooldown.
- Try to maintain Vampiric Touch on up to 4 targets.
- Stop hard casting Mind Blast when there are 5 or more targets. Otherwise, cast Mind Blast on cooldown, use the Dark Thought procs while channelling Mind Sear if there are not enough targets to spam Searing Nightmare.
- Stop casting Vampiric Touch if there are 5 or more targets.
- Cast void bolt on cd if you’re using the Hungering Void talent, otherwise only use it if you’re not generating enough Insanity to chain spam Mind Sear and Searing Nightmare.
- Cast Mind Sear as your filler spell.
You generally don’t want to delay Void Form to align with Power Infusion, unless the length of the fight is such that you’ll get the same amount of Void Form casts off. Do make sure to use them together on pull though.
Do not use Void Torrent while in Void Form. If you use it on CD each time after your opener, it should line up to be usable right before your next Void Form. However, try not to delay your Void Form by too much to make this happen. Just delay your Void Torrent until after your Void Form, or slightly delay Void Form depending on the timings.