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7-12-2009 @ 1:59PM
In all honesty I still like frost for PvE. I have a lot of fun with it, and I have been on bosses pushing out more than maxdps.com says I should in my gear. Actually I do more damage as Frost than I do in FFB spec, I think its because I already have a feel of frost spec, I have already honed the rotation and am comfortable with it unlike with arcane, fire and FFB I feel uncomfortable.
7-12-2009 @ 2:02PM
What rotation? Frostbolt frostbolt frostbolt?
7-12-2009 @ 2:13PM
Probably cooldown and pet management. Frost has a few neat tools that it can use, but can only use them once every few minutes.
7-12-2009 @ 2:27PM
Yes when it comes to boss kills I blow all my cool downs proc my bonus crit and sp pot, pop a mana gem (with glyph it gives me a plus 250 sp bonus) and once my pet is down and ivy veins has expired pop my cold snap and keep blasting. I usually (have screen shot proof because had to prove my self before) push out 3200-3400 on a buff, when I am buffed. Considering I am not in all epics I still have 2 pieces I need to replace that are blue to be fully "epic" I think I am doing pretty good. I would be more geared out but I I don't have time to raid as much as I want to atm, because its summer, I have 2 kids and well a mothers work is never done.
7-12-2009 @ 7:21PM
When I first started doing heroics and Naxx at 80, I was Frost, and it did well for a while, but once you get to a certain level of gear, you'll notice that your average boss-fight dps won't be going up too much. It'll feel like a brick wall somewhere around full heroic/Naxx10 gear, which I finally climbed over by going to a FFB build. This pushed my dps much higher, but I just recently hit another snag in Ulduar, and had to go to an arcane build. The FFB build is comparable, but slightly less dps for me. Personally, I think this is due to the high-mobility Ulduar fights require, compared to the stand-and-nuke ones in Naxx. FFB has such a long cast time, it's difficult to push as much dps as you can in Arcane. /opinionAnyhow, what I'm trying to say is while it's nice you can push 3k under full procs/cooldowns, what's your average dps over say a 5 minute duration? Anything close to that? If you've got yourself about 1600+sp and 20%+untalented spcrit or so, you might want to give FFB a try. You could be pleasantly surprised.I do love frost, and wish it were raid-viable. When raid's over, I swap back to my frost dual-spec to go have fun.
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