May 22nd 2010 5:38PM Just want to say to new mages, don't let 12 scare you. 5k DPS on the heroic dummy is a very high target, due to you not being raid buffed, the dummy not being debuffed, and the dummy partially resisting arcane damage (haven't tried fire on it). Whatever you can hit on the heroic dummy, you should be able to hit about double that if you have most of the important raid buffs/debuffs.
May 20th 2010 8:18PM One of the pluses you list for SV is that it loses less dps when switching to un-debuffed adds due to its magic damage contribution. Does physical damage really benefit that much more than magic damage from debuffs? I ask because I only roll a mage so I have no experience with physical damage, but I really notice a difference when I switch to an add without the +13% spell damage debuff (as you would expect!). What sort of percentage increase in damage could physical specs expect from the armor reducing debuffs?
Also, your articles are excellent Frost :D