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6-03-2010 @ 9:45AM
I'm another one of the "save it for when I need it and end up not using it" crowd, generally speaking. One thing I've noticed you have to watch out for is the haste cap. If your burst cooldowns are haste-related, as a caster you run the risk of overcapping and wasting much of the effect.As an arcane mage it was *easy* to overcap during Bloodlust if I popped Icy Veins, Potion of Speed, and a haste trinket at the same time. For those it is better to use them one at a time over the course of the fight rather than all at once and waste much of the effect. Keep this in mind if you are a caster getting close to the haste cap.
6-03-2010 @ 11:40AM
I'm one of those people too, and I've come to hate cooldowns. And on-use trinkets. Maybe I'm just lazy, but I'd rather not have to think about that stuff. I macro them all into other abilities and never bother to time them or stack them with heroism.
6-03-2010 @ 2:06PM
@Delerius:This. My shaman's 2sec LB is down to 1.3sec with BL and totems and other buffs but without Potion of Speed. I have been experimenting with when to use elemental mastery and my haste trinket and pots. It's actually a raid dps increase to switch to windfury totem during BL so that i don't overhaste the raid (which all the casters are haste loving fools) and especially myself with my other cooldowns and trinkets. Seriously, if I pop everything during BL including a speed potion, I could cast a chain heal (2.5 sec cast) in 1.04 secs. Needless to say, as elemental, any spell I'd actually use (which all have shorter cast times) is then below GCD.
6-04-2010 @ 12:56PM
Don't forget to use the last tick of a 'lust or icy to start a hasted evocate.
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