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10-23-2010 @ 12:25PM
On one hand, I'm not thrilled with the skull-face thing, as it seems too much like something a warlock would wear. On the other hand, my future fire mage would love nothing more than to wear a giant flaming skull across her face. *shrug*Question about the armor spells: my arcane mage used to use Molten Armor for the bonus crit. Considering arcane's mana-based mastery, is it now best for each spec to use the appropriate armor? Fire-spec uses Molten, arcane-spec uses Mage, etc. This seems to be the case, but I know there are people who read this column who understand this stuff better than I do. Thanks in advance.Also: I hope Blizzard fixes the [Glyph of Mage Armor] thing soon. There's one person on my server selling them for 500 gold, and telling anyone asking about it in Trade that no one else can make them. -_-
10-23-2010 @ 1:45PM
If you can find anyone on your server selling Glyph of Mage Armor at a resonable price, do it! The amount of mana that you regain from that armor is invaluable, and I've found that with the stat inflation you don't lose mana at all with raid buffs in icc when doing an AB4MBAM rotation. I even can go AB5 or AB6 and lose very little mana.Fire spec right now you can go either way. If you're having mana issues use Mage Armor, if not use Molten Armor.The only spec that you never want to use Mage Armor in is Frost.
10-23-2010 @ 2:40PM
Thanks for the advice, Nathan. ^_^ I'm only doing quests for Loremaster with my mage right now, so mana's not really an issue, but it's good to know the glyph is very helpful.
10-23-2010 @ 3:32PM
Naw... if it was warlock armor, it would be a demon face, or maybe a demon skull, but there'd be horn or something demonic. A simply skull more says Forsaken to me, or possibly death knight. It's really not warlocky at all, at least as Blizzard conceives warlocks. What it really screams is "Necromancer!" But of course that's not an existing class. Death knight comes closest to that, though...
10-25-2010 @ 9:34AM
@ NathenABx4ABAM is not the 'new' rotation mate- try 'Burn Phase' then 'Mana conservation Phase'Burn Phase = AB spam followed by using gem and all CD's applicable, then burning your mana and giving your tank heart attacksMana conservation phase is using whatever rotation you can to Not lose mana whislt keeping up dps and waiting for your dps cd's to refresh- ABx2/3/4AB AM is used here.Then when Evok is up return mana to full, pop your dps cd's and away you go againIm STILL getting 70k AB crits even after the hotpatch, and tend to have about 16k dps over the entire fight- and just to let you know - my gears pre kingslayer stuff - as my guild has not downed him (with me at least) yet.
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