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7-30-2011 @ 2:46PM
Its not that fire's that much weaker, its that arcane is that much easier. Example:4 mages on 25 Ryo. I'm the only fire mage. I'm weaving flamestrikes and cleaving dots to even appear on the damage meters, and the arcane mages are standing still spamming the AB AEAEAE aoe rotation. And they are beating me, a fire mage, on an aoe fight. The adds arent up long enough to get any good ignite cleaving going on, so the ultra simple arcane rotation wins the day again. Every fight in firelands seems designed for arcane except firebird and perhaps firelord (we had a frost mage on our first rag kill).
7-30-2011 @ 3:38PM
It's actually bothArcane is easier (debatable but let's not go into that) and the spells do more damageEven if Arcane had to press as many buttons as fire (that being one extra button every so often to keep a dot up) it would still do more damage because the spells hit harder
7-30-2011 @ 9:29PM
I don't even bother with AB AE spam for AoE fights anymore. Even talented its still too easy to get urself killed with cleaves, fire and the random hits from mobs, even with ur threat being so low.But saying that Fire is more complex is simply forgetting that arc (and frost) are not DoT specs, and any spec with multiple dots to keep track of is, of course, going to have a slightly increased difficulty... you kno, a whole 'oh man, are my dots up? Yes? Good." of thought. I will agree that it felt like fire took more attention span to get right, but that was *all* due to timing combustion and spreading dots. In the end, practice makes perfect.
7-31-2011 @ 9:53PM
Not quite sure how you manage to get cleaved when most melee avoid it ;)I do just fine with the AB AE spam. Random aggro due to AE simply doesn't happen. EVER! Sometimes the AB i weave in cause aggro, if i don't have a boss to land it on. But even if the tank is comatose, there's no way you will be able to overthreat other aoe'ers with AE (provided you have 2/2 in improved AE). As for standing in fire, yet again, melee avoid it just fine, so mages can too.
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