I'm hoping to have a bit more luck here than on the official game forums - my question there grew stale and mouldy without any responses.
I'm playing a stamblade, based on Jeckll's build. l'm currently CP430. Gear is Velidreth (infused), VO and TFS. I don't have VO weps yet, so TFS is 3 on body, and either bow or sword and axe, depending on bar. I don't have a TFS dagger yet, hence the sword. All gear golded out, except for the blue jewellery.
Skills is as per Jeckll's Trials Raid setup, using potion of weapon power.
On a very good day I get 23k DPS against a dummy (on my own, swapping Mirage with Reaping Mark for the Major Fracture). Even worse, I tend to run out of Stamina, despite a 5 set of VO and the Stamina replenishments given by Potion of Weapon Power. I'm pretty sure that the problem is sitting behind the keyboard. I'm pretty sure that I'm not doing basic weaving and rotating right.
I'll start on my DW bar, tap 5 for Relentless Focus, tap 4 for Deadly Cloak hold the LM (left mouse) button for a HA, and when the HA is fully charged, tap 3 for Rending Slashes, followed by ~ to bar swap.
On the bow bar, I'll tap 5 for Mirage, right click to block cancel, left click for LA, tap 4 for Caltrops, right-click for block cancel, left click, tap 3........
Once everything on the bow bar is up, I'll switch back to the DW bar, normally barely in time to keep Rending Slashes up. By the time Rending is up, I might have time for 1 HA followed by Deadly Cloak before having to switch to the bow bar again. I'll quite often go through the dummy without ever having time to use Surprise Attack.
Quite often I'll have to tap a key several times before the skill seems to take. That holds true even for a relatively good ping (<300 ms) and is costing me both time and stamina, as I'll sometimes in that way use the same skill twice immediately in a row.
Is there anything obvious I'm doing wrong in my description above, or is it simply a matter of killing the training dummy some more? I don't want to practice a lot, only to find later on that I'm teaching myself bad habits.
Does anyone know of a good video or write-up of how a rotation works, in the style of "press right mouse button until this happens". I understand the principle of weaving and block cancelling, but I don't think I'm working it well into my rotation.
Sorry for the wall of text!
TL;DR - do you know of a really good, practical guide of how to press the mouse and keyboard buttons to do a rotation with weaving and block cancelling?