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6-11-2011 @ 7:29PM
Honestly I don't think Arcane needs better movement capabilities than it has at the moment, at least it doesn't if you want to keep the level of damage you have at the moment.On a fight with only one target, Arcane will blow the other two specs out of the water. Even on Atramedes, arugably one of the most movement intensive fights of this tier (at least in the air phase), Arcane frequently outperforms all but the luckiest of fire mages, as you can see if you check out most logging websites.The fact that you lose DPS while moving is a balancing mechanism, and honestly there aren't a lot of things that a blink and maybe then a short hop can't get you out of anyway. If Arcane Mages suddenly gain the ability to DPS effectively on the move, Fire will only be rolled out for fights with very heavy AOE and Frost will just sit crying in the corner.
6-12-2011 @ 5:08AM
Completely agree. Arcane still has a low skill cap in terms of rotation, and what sets an arc mage apart is his ability to shoot and scoot. This was a huge determining factor of skill in wrath of the lich king, but since so many specs and classes can do so much on the run now, a lot of that has been removed.I like that arcane still has that mechanic of "you lose dps when you are on the move." I definitely think they should keep it as is, as part of the micro-management of the spec.
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