Another question: Is stamina so 'imba' that even Essence of Gossamer is better than an ilevel 219+? I'm not saying that because I believe it, but because I can't believe how many people are convinced in my realm and beyond that it's better to use a blue trinket just because it increases HP even if the avoidance alternative is more than 2 sub-tiers later.
Also what is with so many people ignoring completely gem bonuses just to gem stamina? I suspect there's a "fashion trend" going on. Not that stamina isn't spectacularly important in tanking, it is, but because the alternative of avoidance can not be so useless so that can be completely ignored.
I feel the 0-17-54 spec isn't providing any benefit over the 3-13-55 spec. The extra RP you get for DC is nice but is it worth what your sacrificing talents for? I definately feel 2 talent points in IR is a waste of talents pve wise. I'm currently testing the 3-13-55 spec but haven't had much raiding with it since I mainly tank for my guild. Am thinking about going 0-13-58 though just to see how that fares. In this spec I would max out Necrosis and pick up IUP which would be helpful on some fights. Here is my current spec. Am running with 2 piece T8 bonus. Currently ~30% ArP. The World of Warcraft Armory
This LB change does a few things for the mage class. First of all, it adds more of a play style. Good and bad mages are going to be separated even more between each other, because this makes us have to think more in depth about the boss fight and how many LB's would produce the most sufficient DPS if there are multiple targets. Just something to think about.
My problem is the broader state of our class which this nerf muddies even more:
1) As of 3.2, we have no viable raid spec without at least 51pts in the Fire tree - with multi-LB + HS Proc that was almost tolerable but now it just smacks of lazy design.
2) We have 0 specs no matter how good you are that allow us to compete with an equally skilled, equally geared warlock. AND they have 3 raid specs that can do DPS comparable or greater than our 1.
I'd like to see a context where if I am a "great mage" - that elevates me over other pure DPS classes ... not just "less great" mages.
You can call this "complaining" if you want but the simple truth is that I find very little incentive to maximize my DPS / gear / performance etc. if the best I can hope for is being 5th in damage on a range-friendly fight while having to use the same spec and gear as every other raiding mage just to avoid falling out the top 10.
Is it just me or was 41/30 hybrid spec a bit revived with 3.2 coming out and pet scaling a lot better with your stats?used destro 13/58 before it came out and now I tried 41/30 again and while imp gives you 100% chance to crit when hitting critically you already have overall the same crit permanently from felguard thanks to demonic tactics and about 300-400 more spellpower from demonic knowledge and +5% more damage from master demonologist,and spellstone provides 240 haste with points in master conjuror allowing for much faster casts,felguard also deals out a great deal more damage then imp and also cleaves for some AoE and if it dies you can at least once summon it quickly back with fel domination,something that you cant do with imp on destro spec,anyone got any ideas about this?Would really like to hear some pro/cons,thanks in advance!
Eventually, as I used an addon to create an all-in-one macro and had problems with the addon, I thought I would go down the click-button route. I've been using the following, for a while, and it's proven quite successful:
I've got a question about Enh shaman. I've heard that enhancements scale very bad with items. For example in Icecrown gear they will be at the down of damage meters. Is it ture ? Or is there inversely ?
They could scale bad with items due to the fact, half of their spellpower is from raid buffs. Not so much dmg is depended by the weapons.