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2-06-2012 @ 5:04AM
I liked the T12 4-set bonus and so did a lot of other frost mages. To balance frost PvP and PvE, I would increase the brain freeze chance of frostbolt, but then slightly reduce the damage of frostbolt on frozen targets. If you do this right, you end up doing two good things instead of just one:- In PvP and in solo play PvE (leveling), you would still prefer frostbolt over ice lance on frozen targets because it would give you a higher chance for a followup brain freeze FFB. The burst you do will be spread over a slightly longer time period.- In PvE, targets are rarely frozen, so frostbolt damage isn't really affected, but PvE gains more brain freeze procs, which makes the DPS higher.You could also make this optional by putting it on the piercing chill talent. It already affects frostbolt. PvP mages could choose not to take the talent if they felt it was a nerf instead of a buff.I don't expect to see changes before MoP. Meanwhile, I'll keep on playing frost on my two mages. My LFR-geared frost mage is still beating pretty much every mage on LFR - that's how bad players are. Frost isn't nearly as bad a spec as most players are at playing mages.
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