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4-24-2010 @ 12:31PM
I'm with Thatron on this - except in some boss fights, my mage is nearly always at full mana, even in the middle of battle. Thanks to Mage Armor and its appropriate glyph, my in-battle mana regen is the same as my out-of-battle regen. The mana just keeps coming back, no matter what.Having said that, I think you're very right in speculating that things will change for Arcane mages a great, great deal in Cataclysm. I want to think that Mana Adept came from Blizz saying "Hmm, Arcane mages have a two-button rotation. Shouldn't we make playing one more interesting?" Some of the fun of my mage has gone now that I'm just running dungeons and stuff, so I'm looking forward to having to work with a rotation; it's part of why I enjoy my DK so much.Also: the world needs more "Why [feature changing in Cataclysm] might not suck" articles. Seriously. Change is good!
4-24-2010 @ 12:44PM
Mage armor, and mage armor glyph?Also depends on your rotation. If you are using Arcane Missiles every time Missile Barrage procs, you won't be going OOM; if you do the ABx4->AM rotation, you will.But um, yeah.... molten armor, and molten armor glyph. It's like a 3-5% dps gain. So... yeah. Might wanna check that out.
4-24-2010 @ 1:14PM
"my mage is nearly always at full mana, even in the middle of battle."Someone said this last week, and my response is the same: if you're not having any mana issues then you're doing it wrong. Either you've got a shoddy rotation, you've picked up the wrong talents, or you're stacking int.And mage armour? Really? That's just shockingly bad.A guide for the confused:http://doyoumindifiplay.blogspot.com/2009/11/raiding-builds-part-1.html
4-24-2010 @ 2:54PM
@Roxton:yeah, I laughed HARD at that one. Mage Armor...pfft. it's not even about raiding; it's about not being a dingus.
4-26-2010 @ 9:06AM
Is it too much to ask that one of our self buffs (mage armor) NOT be a joke? I always thought it made sense to build the mechanic so arcane mages used mage armor, fire mages used molten armor, and frost mages used ice armor. I personally think it's lame that molten armor is the pve armor, ice armor is the pvp armor, and mage armor is the lmaol2pnub armor. I would love to have mage armor boost in-combat mana regen *and* haste to the point where it was the prefered armor for a spec not so dependent on crits and crit-based procs.
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