This is mostly just a collection of questions / thoughts about getting the most out of BM in PvE. I'm writing this from the PoV of a r9+12/10 BM with **** star chart and card set. I've been joining 6-man DDH runs and I want to contribute as much as I can. My knowledge about BMs is largely outdated (got back to PWI after a few years), but I think what's limiting me more is the lack of knowledge about other classes and how various debuffs interact with each other (see Glacial Spike section).
River Avalanche / Ocean's Edge / Drake's Ray
Question: When nuking we should avoid using skills that might interrupt. River Avalanche is one of those. Can the freeze effect from Ocean's Edge and Drake's Ray interrupt too?
I was thinking that using Argent glyphs on all three of them would help with damage and make them safe to use while nuking.
Does it even make a difference with SB ult going? Honestly, I don't recall other BMs ever using it when I joined FSP/UP runs with my alts. It feels like I see a noticeable spike of damage when I use GS after HF (I start with HF because normally the nuke is over before it runs out and it's the more potent debuff of the two). Of course, it might simply be that others using big hits coincides with my GS and that gives me that impression.
Glyph Choice for PvE
Argent on River Avalanche, Ocean's Edge and Drake's Ray to remove the interrupt effects and boost damage.
Golden on HF for the HF->GS combo without Cloud Eruption
At first I thought I won't use any Ethereal glyphs since you don't really get to use up that chi when you nuke. Ideally I'd use damaging glyphs on Ferocious Leap and Army Crusher, but I don't think I can afford that many glyphs and I'll need those Ethereals for PvP.
I'd appreciate some advice on these topics (the previous thread I created turned out great