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8-09-2009 @ 2:51PM
While I believe it may have been too powerful in rare cases, it was highly situational and could have been handled in a more sufficent manner. I saw ridiculously pve damage on ignis cause we don't kill adds we have enough dps to burn ignis in 3 minutes so we tank and spank, So we tanked adds right under ignis with him, living bombed every one of them and spammed endless pyroblast procs at him and did such ridiculous damage to him I was number 2 on damage. But guess who was number 1, a fury warrior. But never the less it was nice to be above the rogues and hunters and warlocks for a change. On XT, For single target dps, for the first time ever, a mage was on the same playing field as the other 3 pures, I was not out dpsing them, but I was not 1-2k under them (rogues particularly) either. the top 5 spots were shared by 2 rogues, 2 warlocks and a mage. Hunters probably lost their dps edge that fight simply cause of the traps they were setting for over 9000 adds (patch weeks are great).But in all seriousness, mage fire dps is pretty pitiful in comparison to other classes. In fact according to several tests done 3.2 actually has LOWER fire damage now than it did in 3.1. On top of documented nerfs they put in they added another one too to make it even worse than 3.1 (and not the same). In 3.1 if you procced hot streak, then successfully crit with it, you could proc another instant hot streak because technically your fire spells still crit twice in a row. the RNG of critting 3 times in a row wasn't high enough where this was a big issue either so it wasn't unfair to proc with only 1 crit after last hot streak. But blizz felt it was. Effective in 3.2 is any time you proc hot streak, the counter is forced back to 0 and you must now ALWAYS get 2 in a row. This change has made fire dps even lower than 3.1. I've done extensive testing and found that as pitiful as it sounds, frost did more pve damage on most fights than the current state of fire since frost had subtle buffs while fire had undocumented nerf.
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