You should start your rotation with punishment as that skill has your +20% damage. Followup with Applause if preferred (crit resist reduction) The others is up to you.
my usual rotation is:
Punishment> Fade> Umbra > Rake>triple edge> Rake EX OR 3x rain drop + Applause.
Alternatively, you can punishment>fade>Applause (no 2nd hit)> others.
Generally, Crow deadfall is pretty low damage now so it's not priority list in fade rotations. Applause is still our #1 Damage skill. Pretty much any skill after fade is OK, just that crow is more of a tuck-on damage now than a priority to use. Still, throwing out CDF before other skill is still good since it only takes a split second (And the CDF first fade rotation is like muscle memory now its hard to unlearn lol). With how mobile and annoying mechanics bosses have right now, there's really no fixed rotation for Raven unlike the Izuna(now Shift Blow)+Artful Chaser of Rippers.
BTW you can "animation cancel" some skills like punishment if you cast rake EXi during the animation. So, just some alternative uses of the EX instant. EXi lasts for around 3-5 seconds I believe, enough for 1-2 skills before using it.
Edited by galeweaver, 03 December 2015 - 01:13 AM.