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1-09-2012 @ 9:31PM
/wails/gnashes teethit's the great fire mage nerf of 2012!
1-09-2012 @ 10:41PM
Eh, I math that out to a 3-4% nerf overall. It's not that bad a nerf; fire mages will still likely rule the charts until rogues start finishing their legendaries. They just won't be so hugely far ahead.
1-09-2012 @ 10:49PM
perhaps - but i still like to QQ about it. : )fire needed love for so long, and its moment in the sun lasted so briefly.
1-10-2012 @ 1:14AM
Well...I think fire has had plenty of "moments in the sun." Even in 4.2, while Arcane was superior, Fire had Alyxrazor. In 4.1 it was the preferred spec; recall that Arcane received several hotfixes at that time to even be considerd viable.On top of that, it will still likely be top dps. How is its "moment in the sun" over?
1-10-2012 @ 9:21AM
arcane and frost were the go-to specs for almost all of Wrath. fire has lasted for just a couple patches. seems quite different to me.
1-10-2012 @ 1:30PM
... Wrath was 3 major patches long. Cata was likewise. The only difference in terms of time is that we've not spent a year whaling on Cataclysm's endboss whereas we did in Wrath. And dependent on how fast Blizz are with MoP and how good people work with their nerfs, you may yet have that moment in the sun for as long as Wrath lasted.
1-17-2012 @ 8:14AM
@Prelimar Arcane was *not* the go-to spec for all of Wrath. It did just fine, yes, but Fire was superior up until Onyxia, and after you got the second 25 man trinket in ICC, which only procced off DOT ticks and so was useless to Arcane.
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