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7-09-2011 @ 7:27PM
Actually, I just ran a simulation on SimulationCraft and I just thought I'd clear this up a bit. Frost is actually ahead of Fire in both Patchwerk style fights and Helter Skelter fights. As far as I know, this is how it's been even since 4.1, but people are still under the impression that Frost is the lowest dps spec, whereas in actuality (at least in theory, but I've found in practice) Fire is the lowest of the mage specs. I mean, definitely fire is ahead of the other mage specs in "burst" aoe with a good impacted combustion, but you could argue that arcane is better for aoe because it does more consistent damage.
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