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7-30-2011 @ 7:49PM
Sorry, really have to disagree with the column. I made the switch to arcane and immediately my damage went up 3k. After 2 weeks i'm doing 18k average when i was doing 12k with fire. It's painful since I've always had a fire mage across several games and mmos.Yes fire, is better with aoe, but nothing lives long enough to take advantage of a combustion impact except single target bosses, where arcane is king. A perfect combustion can push fire above Arcane on single target, for 10 seconds, every 2 minutes.And on another track, it seems like what blizzard does to 'fix' fire only breaks it more. Post 4.2 I found it substantially harder not only to get impact to proc, but the dots do not spread consistently or as far as they are supposed to. I've seen LB impact to a mob but not PB!, and I've seen mobs not get any dots when when they were in melee range to my target. It's incredibly frustrating and one of the reasons I switched.IMO, fire needs to be faster and hit harder. It's the bottom of the charts for a reason (other than nobody plays them as the article argues).
7-31-2011 @ 11:06AM
Sadly, you're correct about that. The only fight Fire shines in is Alyzrazor and they beat everyone out by 20K dps. It's kinda sad when you're only pretty good on one fight.
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