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12-17-2011 @ 10:47PM
Something to note about deep freeze, you might see it as a waste of an FoF proc when it doesn't do damage, but when you stun something with it it counts as stunned *and* frozen for those 5 seconds.That means you can throw 2 frostbolts that don tuse any procs or break the freeze, but pack a hell of a punch. This also has the advantage of taking off half the mobs health without it being able to move attack or cast in any way ^^I've just been levelling a frost mage because I'm tired of raiding as holy paladin, although unfortunately most halfway serious raiding guilds would ask me to go fire or arcane so I'm just gunna have some fun in LFR with it on off nights, I'm just in love with the playstyle though.The opening of a fight as frost is so hectic, I have a haste on use and a haste proc trinket right now so with the short cast frostbolts + frostfire orb I'm almost getting more FoF procs than I can use ^^Love it, and love you're articles <3PS (to anyone, including Archmage Pants): Oh and I know this is a ridiculous question that isn't easy to answer but your best guess would be lovely, how much dps would you say I should do on bosses in random HCs when I first hit level cap if I was playing reasonably well? And how much if I was playing very well? I'm not expecting an accurate answer just a general idea of how well I'm playing in terms of dps would be nice, don't like not pulling my weight ^^
12-18-2011 @ 12:30AM
I believe 8-10k dps is the standard for someone just hitting level cap. 6-8k is pushing the low end, and anything under 6k is completely unacceptable.If you're hit capped for heroics, and you get your rotations just right, you could maybe eke out 12k I'd guess, especially on a quick fight as arcane where your arcane power buff would be up for a higher percentage of the fight.
12-18-2011 @ 12:46AM
Oh that's alright then ^^I'm pushing about 8k now (and broke 10k on last boss of VP normal but I think that was lucky FoF procs), thanks for the guesstimate it's made me less self-conscious about playing a dps :)
12-18-2011 @ 12:47AM
EDIT: I thought I mentioned somewhere but guess not, I'm level 83 hence why your post has made me a happy mage ^^
12-18-2011 @ 2:53AM
Your stat weights (and thus, DPS) will change dramatically once you hit 85. I'm just warning you, so that you don't think you're doing something wrong if your DPS is cut in nearly half once you hit the level cap. Collecting mats for good crafted gear while you're leveling is a great idea; I personally had an alt with a ton of Embersilk Cloth and volatiles and had someone craft me the full 377 PvP set. Yes, it's PvP gear, but you're still going to do decent enough DPS until you find replacement gear.
12-18-2011 @ 3:13AM
Ah you're right my crits gunna plummet :(Then again JP buys you 378 gear now won't take long to gear up ;)
12-18-2011 @ 8:02AM
It's AV weekend! You can go cap honor now and buy JPs for when you ding 85. If you cap honor and jp before 85, that converts to 6500jp. That's my plan anyway. No futsing around in cata reg dungeons for me. Adios grim batol!
12-18-2011 @ 10:53AM
Hmmm, Peebers, that's pretty clever. I might just do that and use the JP to buy Rings/trinkets and hope to replace my PvP gear with drops/valor.
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