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3-20-2010 @ 4:11PM
I love you Belt.I leveled a mage and recently hit 80 just because of Frostfire Bolt, and was dismayed to see it was completely useless. Your ideas all seem viable to resurrect the spec and make it viable again.My preference is number 3, because if the spell itself is buffed that in turn is a buff to Frost mages as Brain Freeze will now provide a free Frostfire Bolt cast. Buff both of the slacking PvE specs with one stone!
3-20-2010 @ 6:38PM
Torment the Weak needs to be changed. It seems clear to me that it was intended more as a PvP burst talent than a mandatory raid talent, where you would hit your opponent with the otherwise useless 41 point talent and proceed to do an extra 12% damage while it was on them so you could blow them up during a healer CC. They should simply retune mage damage across the board and make TtW only function as a PvP/non-boss talent where it would specifically require the Slow spell to be on the target, not just any random slowing effect. This change would bring all 4 specs back in line with each other and you can simply readjust the scaling on the four main nukes to compensate for lost DPS.
3-20-2010 @ 6:41PM
Completely agreed, although if FFB was buffed along with the brain freeze change, the pvp factor is going to override it... frost mages will become OP in pvp (and they are pretty darn good right now).Let's hope cataclysm makes it viable again, but I really don't think it will be possible to change a FFB to be viable until then.
3-20-2010 @ 9:33PM
as a main dps spec perhapsi play arcane as maini LIKE arcane as maini played ttw/fire as offspec untill recently (5% raidcrit on all casters vs personal dps)i recently went offspec FFB - guildmaster and raidleader were VERY happy:5% crit if missingextra slow when neededextra survival if neededextra burst if neededfor those last 2 - living bomb is a AoE spell - its a trash spell mostlygo 50/21 - all FFB fire + all frost needed + COLD SNAPraid buffing flexible survival mage spec - amazing for newer bosses it might be situational but its very viable(extra slowdown/blizz slow for extra flexability)
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