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2-24-2008 @ 3:55PM
Thanks for all the good feedback, especially the Frost stuff, I may have to respec Frost on the PTR just to try it out, if only so I know exactly what I'm missing out on because of my stubborn obsession with Fire.A few things that I should probably have made clearer in the column:First off, Scorch is only the highest dps (and damage per mana as well) spell for deep Arcane Mages. If you've gone very far into the Fire tree and have gotten Improved and Empowered Fireball, then Fireball is absolutely your highest dps spell and should be spammed, throwing in the occasional Improved Scorch just to keep the debuff up on the mob. If you're deep Fire, you're better served with Fireball than Scorch. The build I have is deep Arcane, though, high all-around spell dmg and crit chance, and by starting my rotation with an Arcane Blast and spamming 3 Scorches and then using another Arcane Blast so as not to llose the lowered cast-time buff, my dps is incredibly high. I was simply trying to point out an alternative way of producing dps with a build not a lot of Mages try out.Also, as a commenter named "luxury" reminded me (his comment isn't activated yet, for some reason) one of the other reasons Impact is awesome is that it can proc off Molten Armor, which means, you guessed it, every time that Rogue hits you he has a 10% chance to be stunned. Thanks for the tip!And lastly, I never intended this to be a comprehensive list of Mage talents. You can find about 20 of those on the official forums. I simply wanted to comment on a few of my favorites. If your favorite isn't on there, I would love to hear about why you like it, but the fact that I didn't include it isn't evidence of my stupidity and noobism. You can find plenty enough of that if you ever encounter me in Arena.
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