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5-09-2010 @ 3:47PM
I think the real problem here lies not with the specs in their most basic form itself Christian. In a vacuum I think frost would be able to close the gap fine now. Instead I think the problem lies in 2p t10 and how valuable it is to a raiding mage. Think about it for a moment. Whenever your Missile Barrage, Hot Streak or Brain Freeze procs you gain 12% haste for 5 seconds. The Arcane Mage with ICC level haste and with that proc up can get just about 4 casts off in that time each of which have a 40% chance to proc Missile Barrage.Hot Streak requires 2 back to back crits by the firemage but in a 25man most raiding firemages are pushing 65 to 70% crit so again you have good odds. I know in a 25m setting on my mage up with all the haste buffs I'm at a 1.8 or 1.9 cast fireball in this time so you can get 3 straight fireball casts off during the Pushing the Limit.The problem lies with Brain Freeze since it only has a 15% chance to proc. Assuming you are setup in your haste gear you can again get about 4-5 casts off. Brain Freeze however only has a 15% chance to proc per cast. Compare that to Missile Barrage and you just won't be able to keep up that lovely buff as much.Another problem with frost is that your pet does not scale with haste at all and it's scaling with spellpower is laughable. TL;DR Brain Freeze needs a higher % proc chance on cast.Walkingzippo of Gorgonnash
5-09-2010 @ 3:52PM
Also me just testing my old AIM screen-name since they won't let me change my password for the e-mail.
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