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7-25-2007 @ 3:38PM
The mage one is bad. "Arcane mages have the best mana usage rate out of all three trees." True... if they're speced hybrid and mostly use scorch. Arcane's main nuke, arcane missiles, is less efficient than frostbolt or fireball. Arcane's main efficiency talent, Arcane Concentration, requires only ten points in arcane to max out. "Fire mages like to pull aggro in raids" So far in Kara and Gruul's lair, the only fight that is even close to aggro sensitive is Prince phase 1, and that's only because you can make the tank a valid target for enfeeble well before you pull aggro. A good mage paired with a good tank won't pull aggro, regardless of spec. "the threat problems that Fire mages suffer from are easily handled by Iceblock."NO. Ice block does NOT wipe threat, it simply makes you immune to damage for it's duration. Ice block is useful for situations where you need to clear a debuff or avoid AOE damage, but should not be relied upon if you pull aggro. Ranged attackers won't pull aggro until they reach 130% of the tanks threat. Suppose you have the tank at 100K aggro, responsible ranged DPSer at 110K (reasonable numbers a minuit or two into a boss fight). Noob iceblocker pulls aggro at 130K, and uses ice block. The boss now goes after the target with the highest threat: responsible ranged DPSer. Responsible DPSer dies. And since there's no way in hell the tank can make up 30K threat before ice block runs out, ice blocker usually dies anyway. This poster does not know what he's talking about.
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