ok correct me if im wrong but the T9 set bonuses for rogues kinda suck. i have two 245 pieces of T9 but i don't think i am ready to lose rupture crits and i am thinking the rupture crits are better than having that one extra piece of 245 gear
Arcane Explosion on 12 penguins at once near the Tournament = no Clearcast proc
Could there be less obvious mechanic at play here than 10% chance per mob?
I haven't noticed that behaviour either and certainly went OOM spamming Arcane Explosion against Auriaya's adds with 5/5 Clearcasting.
Edit: Even though I didn't notice it in my raid today, I could definitely notice it going through stockades. I guess I can confirm Clearcasting proccing per target,
@The discussion about an Anub spec:
Personally I'm using 2/3 Precision and 3/3 Ice Shards on my Mage. According to Rawr my Blizzard DPS with that Arcane spec is slightly higher than that of FFB so I don't have a FFB spec any more.
In optimal gear dropping a point of Precision is also only a mere 15 DPS (~0.14%) loss.
You mentioned Flamestrike. Do you actually use Flamestrike in the Anub encounter?
Personally I've never seen Anub and all 4 adds in range for a Flamestrike so I'd just directly Blizzard (because a 5 targets Blizzard should do higher DPS than a 3 targets Flamestrike).
Do you have any special way of tanking Anub and the adds?
i am having the same issue over 1300 ticks during boss figths and 0 crits i have 2x245 and 2x232 dunno if that could be the reason of the bug but i cant see how that is plausible, i have read people reporting that their 4xset is indeed working but not for me though.
*** re-equiped the items and it is indeed criting now, very odd, they even show up on recount now
I'm wondering how Nightmare Tear works to activate the meta gem: does it count as a gem color for the socket it is in? or can it count for 2 colors at once? Most of the posts I've been reading have stated that Nightmare tear only counts as the color of the socket it is in, i.e. if placed in a blue socket, would count as a blue gem.
However, I've seen a ret paladin who has stacked only red Str gems and one Nightmare tear in his gear, yet his meta which requires 1 red, 1 blue and 1 yellow, is activated.
it appears he placed the nightmare tear in a yellow socket.. and yet he has no blue gems, so if the assumption was right, his meta would not be activated. But the meta is indeed activated.. so does the nightmare tear count as both a yellow and blue gem? or have I missed out something here?
Again, I'm not quite sure I follow. You say SS is a little bit "ahead" of BS. You are quite correct in that, but one SS is approximately the same as 2xBS in nearly all sims. Since they are "the same", there's no point in spending 3 talent points converting 2xBS into 1xSS, you could put those 3 points somewhere else and get more DPS.
I noticed that SS is 5% ahead of 2xBS on damage and also have 5% more critical rating. And about the GoSS I still not sure if is just because you can do more SSs on your rotation or if it have some synergy like if don’t have to refresh the diseases with PS and IT we get a second on runes cd but for sure we have at least less 6s on that rotation by doing like 8xSS , 5-6xDC and 4xBS in about 30s with just one IT and one PS.
The new Bone Shield is far worst then previous that’s right by the way I got a so much awesome 30s rotation now that I just have to remember to pop it when the CD ends. We have to be accustomed with this, another thing to keep an eye when it is near to the end.