That build doesnt make much sense in my opinion.
First of all, the question would be what kind of PvP you are referring too. If you just want to have some fun in battlegrounds or want to perform good in Wintergrasp that is a different thing then playing arena. If playing arena is your goal, the question would be in what bracket you plan to fight and if at least one of your partners will be a caster who relies on a hogh crit rating. Only then taking Focus Magic would make much sense for a pvp-spec.
You put one point into Playing with Fire. That is mostly a PvE-Talent and doesnt do much for PvP: The one percent extra damage won't change much in short-timed PvP-battles while you also take one more percent extra damage yourself. If that trade makes sense outside a raid-environment I don't know.
And you did not skill Arcane Fortidude, which surely isn't necessary but might be more important in certain pvp-situations then Arcane Concentration.
Happy to be corrected by others who have a different view on this.
I've been struggling to reach 1750 closes so far (1746ish) so I've been trying to squeeze some more out of my mage and I am focusing on haste atm.. yesterday I reached 476 (14.52%) haste and am still working on picking up the titan-steel salv helm for 44 more haste the T7 shoulders and the haste back when I reach 1750.. but when should I stop stacking haste? and when should I start swapping back my PvP items / gems for more resil stam etc?
I current have tons of gear knocking around full hateful, deadly chest, T7.5 chest, legs, T7 chest, legs, gloves, all the badge loot and heroic items, all deadly items aside from back. titan-steel boots hit and haste, titan-steel helm hit, WG trinket etc etc
Basically then how much haste is an ideal / perfect amount to have? eg? enough haste to get 2 frostbolt on a deep freeze? enough to get 1.5 FB with IV? I've stacked 476+ haste and I could push it to about 500+ but I'm gradually losing HP, RESIL, SPELLPOWER and CRIT.
I imagine an affliction lock will be able to toss at least one Nightfall'd Shadow Bolt every 30 seconds during the execute phase. That should not be much of a DPS loss at all.
I don't think that this might happen cause Nightfall Nightfall - Spell - World of Warcraft has a chance to proc 4% every 3secs, so that means it has 10 times till 30secs chance of 4% to proc. So lets say it has about 40% chance to proc once in 30secs that is not something you can count on it.
I know the numbers well, I am just not of the opinion that 40/31 will hold on to it's signifigant lead all the way to the 3.1 push to live servers. I agree that as it currently stands the total output of the raid is highest with mages providing the debuff.
Survival is currently top dps for hunters, will that remain the same in 3.1 or will BM or MM be outputting better dps? Is survival getting nerfed or buffed and by how much. Compared to the other classes i am always in the top 3 of the damage meters as a SV hunter, will I be able to maintain that position in 3.1 or are other dps/caster classes getting buffs that I won't be able to compete with?
I do not know if any of these questions can be answered since 3.1 isn't out, but does anyone plan on making a new thread when 3.1 comes out for the best builds for DPS?
I tried searching the forums for what rotation will be most effective in 3.1 but there is too much information to siphon through.
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I find this to be one of the best addons for BG's and Arena. It will announce what was grouned how much dmg was avoided, shields that drop, what spells you EarthShocked ect... Its a must have for Arena.