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7-30-2011 @ 5:09PM
Evaluating when to use combustion does not seem to me to be quite as difficult as many seem to indicate. The criteria you've listed (a pyroblast crit ignite, pyroblast dot, and living bomb dot) is too greedy for many circumstances. If you wait 30-40 seconds to get these ideal conditions, you are ultimately probably going to be keeping yourself from getting additional combustions in the fight. A better sufficient set of conditions would be a fireball or pyroblast crit ignite and the living bomb dot. If you can get a pyroblast dot or ignite, that's icing on the cake, but you shouldn't allow that to delay a combustion for too long.I also don't think it's fair to say, especially when comparing fire to arcane, that it's lower single-target damage "isn't really a weakness." Vis-a-vis arcane, fire performs poorly in single target, moderate movement fights. And if performing significantly worse on the majority of fights than another spec isn't something to take seriously when considering what to spec in a raid scenario, I don't know what is.
7-31-2011 @ 10:54AM
Fire does better than Arcane on Alysrazor 10N, Lord Rhyolith 10H, Alysrazor 10N, Shannox 10H, Alysrazor 25N, Alysrazor 25H, and Shannox 25H. Though you're correct that for the other 23 other fights, Arcane does better than Fire (and sometimes Frost does better than Fire too).
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