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6-11-2011 @ 9:11PM
Call me iconoclastic, but I think Arcane Explosion ought to remain the AoE of preference for Arcane, I think it'd add a nice flavor to the spec. My thoughts: add a short, stacking buff which provides damage reduction. A 4-stacking, 6-second buff, providing 2-3% damage reduction per application would probably be enough to keep survivability up in PvE, while being too onerous to easily keep active in PvP. Blink and Improved Blink already go a long ways toward making getting in-and-out of melee possible for those times when you really NEED to get out of melee range. A minor threat-reduction on the spell would probably take care of the rest. Does the damage need a buff? Maybe, but that's an afterthought, really, and the easiest thing to fix.I'd rather address the problems of going into melee to use an AoE, rather than come up with a different AoE.
6-13-2011 @ 3:21PM
Arcane Explosion is funny in a spamspamspam kind of way, but it tends to leave me with a headache. Also, as a clothie, I am very wary of coming anywhere near melee range (even during specific boss fights where you have to, something inside me is always screaming "this is not my place and something is going to cleave me / stomp me soon")Also, yes to the Glyph of Arcane Tempest!
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