Ah, there it is!
I went out to Area-52 and killed Dr. Boom (yes, I killed him). Before I killed him I tinkered with my spell rotation enough to finally get around 700 DPS. That was standing still focusing on a single target. Then I went to Heroic Botanica. The recount on the left is from that Botanica run.
Thanks to everyone who commented on the last part of “Whar’s ma DPS?” It’s been terrifically helpful.
I started with Curse of Shadows then cast Unstable Affliction followed immediately by Instant Corruption. Then I’d Shadow Bolt until I needed to refresh UA/Corr (if I thought the mob was going to live longer than 18 sec).
I skipped Immolation and (for the most part) Siphon Life.
In total damage done I was beat out (barely) by the other Warlock. He was using Curse of Agony and mooching off the benefit of my Curse of Shadows. So really.. I kicked his butt
Ah.. wrt the itty-bitty Shadow Bolts. I have Timbal’s Focusing.. thingy. The trinket out of Magisters Terrace. It occasionally fires off a mini-shadow bolt.. with the name “Shadow Bolt”. So my “real” SB hits for more than a minimum of 291 but the both get counted together. That said, my shadow bolts are tiny when compared to a Destruction Spec. *sigh* 5k crits would be lovely.
Oh, of note also: the mobs in Heroic Underbog/Slave Pens are a max of level 72. So you only need 64 spell hit to never miss them. Be sure to maximize your +spell damage and ignore the urge to hit the 202 spell hit rating mark.
Lastly, TeePee suggested that I should spec into “Nightfall”. I agree that it’s a great talent.. but the only place I can see to steal those two points is from “Grim Reach”. I may do it though.. I’m not sure how much 20% more affliction range is benefiting me.
Oh, one more lastly, Timbol’s Focusing thingy seems to have no range . I was playing around on the SSO Isle.. and I dotted one of the flying mobs just as it flew out of range. About 15 seconds later Timbol’s shot that mob again even though that mob was -totally- out of range. Very interesting to have a “plink you” trinket that will shoot things.. that you can’t turn off.