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12-14-2008 @ 4:22PM
Hey GuysFirst up this is not a rant, I'm just feeling a little lost with my mage atmIs anyone else finding it difficult now in L80 Heroics to top the DPS charts?I mostly run with a Pali tank, in L70 heroics at L70 I was top of the damage meter 99% of the time as deep arcane spec. Basically since the patch before wotlk (where we got a free respec) my DPS seems nerfed (i put all the same talents back until wotlk), I figured it would get better at 80, and didnt really notice while levelling (as frost for survivability) I basically soloed to 80, but now I am hitting heroics it seems to really be taking its toll. I am mostly at the bottom for DPS in instances.I've tried a heap of different specs and spell rotations but just cant seem to get there, even my pali tank out does me!I have all my cooldowns macroed so they pop as soon as theyre up, I follow spell rotation suggestions for the specs I've chosen, and have experiment with others.Oh and I've done gear level comparisons and my gear scores higher than most people I run with.Gotta give that a big ol' WTF am I doing wrong or have we just been nerfed in comparison to the now seemingly OP pali tank who is not only nearly uncritable, has a massive amout of block stamina, strength, armor, wears plate, but also gets 5-10% more damage than me in a 5 man.I always thought being restricted to cloth and thus being squishy warranted us being massive damage dealers.This has distressed me so much I have stopped playing my mage this week and have been concentrating on getting my pali capped.Gonna spend another 50 gold tonight and respec again and installing quartz castbar (although I see this as more of a hack than an add on as it abuses a latency flaw to get a gain in DPS.)I'd appreciate any help you guys can offer here, and please hold back on the leetist attitude. LOL :D
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