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3-29-2010 @ 4:51AM
Maybe Christian wrote this pre-3.1 and never posted it. Mirror Image didn't originally trigger a GCD, but as of 3.1 (last April), it does.You can't have Mirror Image and Arcane Blast in a simple /cast in a macro together because it will stop ("break") at the spell you have casting first, since they both trigger a GCD, and never cast the second, no matter how many times you press it.You can't have Mirror Image and Arcane Blast in a /castsequence macro either, because it will only work while Mirror Image is not on cooldown. You would press once to cast Mirror Image and a second time to cast AB. After that, the macro would be broken until Mirror Image came off cooldown. If you revered the cast order in the sequence, it just means you'd get a second AB off before the macro broke. At best, you'd you have to put Mirror Image on a modifier in the macro, which defeats the purpose of the macro (which appears to be not having to keep up with what cooldowns are up).I think it's better to put most of your cooldowns (trinkets, IV, AP, potion of speed - not PoM, more on that later) incl. Mirror Image on a separate button, or keep Mirror Image completely separate. *IF* you do put Mirror Image on a macro with your other cooldowns, it should come first - that is, before trinkets, IV/AP, potion - because otherwise you lose a GCD of uptime on the cooldowns. That GCD could've been an extra AB with the CD buffs still up.Arcane Power and Icy Veins have great synergy. Depending on the length of the fight, you shouldn't pop each individually each time they're up - which is what will happen if you use this CD macro. Having the haste from Icy Veins on top of the added damage from Arcane Power allows you to get more spells off while the AP extra damage buff is up.Further, I don't think Presence of Mind should be in the macro before Arcane Power. While the Presence of Mind buff is active (i.e. not consumed yet, as it wouldn't be in this macro), Arcane Power is disabled. When PoM is consumed, it triggers a 1.5 sec CD on Arcane Power. This means Arcane Power won't pop til your second cast of the macro (and thus would also prevent the initial AP/IV cast for synergy, even if you don't bother trying to sync them later in the fight). You could simply move PoM after AP, but It's also not optimum to use PoM immediately after it comes off cooldown each time. In your regular rotation, you should always save PoM for the fourth (or later) Arcane Blast in each series. You want to utilize the extra crit chance from Arcane Potency for a full-stack Arcane Blast; i.e. it is better to crit on a 4th AB than a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd because of the additional damage multiplier from the AB stack.A /castsequence macro would be better for the Frost Nova/Slow Fall macro. This would remove the need to press the modifier key (Shift, in the example).#showtooltip/castsequence Frost Nova, Slow Fall
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