Step 1: Weapon Rotation
The highest priority skills are your weapon skills, namely skills 2,4, and 5 on both sets. The weapon skill rotation will be the backbone of your rotation and you will not want to interrupt it for any other skill. Any further steps will introduce more skills to fill the gaps between your weapon skills, so it is a good idea to spend some time practicing this step.
The weapon rotation is:
Step 2: Beastmode Skills
Start on Shortbow and use , and . Swap to Dagger/Torch and use , and . Keep using these skills off-cooldown. Your 3rd and 2nd should come back at the same time. Use them and swap back to Shortbow. Use , and off-cooldown (with this priority) until you used 3 times.
Repeat step 2.
skills will fill some gaps in your weapon rotation. Use them off-cooldown but do not interrupt or delay your weapon rotation for them. The priority depends on the Pet you are using.
For Lynx, the priority is:
For Warthog, the priority is:
Step 3: Utility Skills
Keep in mind that
is also a CC skill, so delay it for break bars if necessary but try not to delay it for too long if possible.
Next up, we want to incorporate our Utility Skills. These will generally also be used off-cooldown with a higher priority than the
Step 4: Easy Precasts
When running with , make sure to keep in on the group as best as possible. If you know the boss will not move within the next 15 seconds, you can use as an extra filler skill to inflict some Burning. is your highest priority utility skill. Use it off-cooldown but don't waste it in split phases. Make sure everyone is in your range and can attack the boss when you cast it. When running , use it off-cooldown but make sure to not use it right before the boss moves. and are instant-cast so you can use them off-cooldown, even while casting other skills. Make sure to be in the range of your allies when using .
Lastly, we will look at some easy precasts you can (almost) always do with low effort but a good reward:
, and all provide a boost to your next attacks after being used. You can use these before the fight if you do not get into combat by doing so (no other enemies around). This becomes even more efficient if a Mistlock Singularity is present to reset the skill cooldowns. If a Mistlock Singularity is present, you can cast your Stances as well, namely and .