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7-12-2008 @ 4:38PM
Firstly, thank you for FINALLY making this post about frostfire bolt, I have been saying this for weeks now =D (check my past comments)I have a mage, and if played correctly, we are still one of the highest DPSers in the game. But, we are the lowest of the pure DPS classes (Warlocsk, Rogues, Mages, Hunters). According to what blizzard has said, mages will be buffed to warlocks level, which imo, means putting us on the top of the DPS tree. This is one way that they intend to do this i believe.Two comments about your post though. 1) No, it will not replace fireball and frostbolt. It will be the spell for elementalists. If your deep fire, you'll still use fireball, and if your deep frost, you'll still use frostbolt, and if your arcane you'll still use your AB/AM rotation. What I believe you had meant to say, is that this will make most PvE min/max mages go elementalist spec, and how is that different from right now?I think what will be the kicker is how itemisation and raid encounters go in the new expansion. If spirit is the stamina of Wrath, then arcane may be king with its talents that affect spirit (increased crit). If AoE Damage is to Wrath as AoE Healing is to BC, then Deep Fire may be the choice spec. We may need 1 Deep Fire mage in the raid, and other straight DPS (elemental/arcane) mages, much like you want 1 Imp DS priest, and the rest CoH Priests in the raid.Final point, you're spec is a bit off. Winter's Grasp is a must, as it allows bosses to be "frozen", for 5 seconds. Meaning you can proc shatter off of bosses, as well as helping DK's DPS/Threat (as Frost being their Tank tree, and having talents that affect frozen targets).I feel very optimistic about the mage class, but again, alot relies on how itemization and the new raid encounters play out in Wrath. And if all else fails, at least PvP mages get a stun!
7-12-2008 @ 4:41PM
Oh, and as i've said many times before...100% Crit Bonus Ignites off Shatter are sexxxxy.
7-12-2008 @ 5:07PM
imo i would make the build as such:http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=oZVgM0fcc0xoZbAMcocxoiqM
7-15-2008 @ 9:24AM
Charlie...dude, come on.Bosses right now can't be Impact'd, frostbitten or slow'd. If you know of any please say something, otherwise it is not going to effect how raids work. There's just going to be alot of fire mages just like TBC.
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