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1-29-2011 @ 4:22PM
Chis, are you panning on doing an article on Ignite Munching? Both Simulation Craft and Rawr released an update to this yesterday that changed Fire mage's stat cooficients to value haste over crit in the first tier of raiding.
1-30-2011 @ 5:30AM
You know what's funny, I never really believed in ignite munching until I parsed a log of the last raid I did in wrath, and found that ignite indeed had a fairly large internal cooldown, and I was losing a massive amount of DPS to it.I think a discussion on ignite might be interesting, but man it's a complicated issue. I'm not sure something like that would be appropriate for wow insider. http://elitistjerks.com/f75/t110326-cataclysm_fire_mage_compendium/ has the specifics on it, for those who would like to read up on it.In my opinion, there's not much you can do to change your playstyle knowing about ignite munching. I've seen people suggest delaying an instant pyroblast by .5 seconds or something, but I think that's a really bad idea. Yes, your fireball may crit and munch a pyroblast crit, but so might a smaller living bomb dot crit or a pyroblast dot crit. Better to just keep chain casting as much as you can as often as you can. About the only thing I would suggest is that in add-heavy fights, you switch targets as often as possible when casting nukes, especially a hot streak pyro.
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