Hello as said in the title im new to the forums and a newly specced Arcane mage. If you look at my gear on armory you can see that im very overcapped when it comes to hit, and i feel its kinda hard to find other gear that actually suits the spec as ive been a ToW/fire mage before. Also what trinkets should i go for as arcane, i got the Dying Curse wich has chance on hit instead of a use function, how much is 111 SP worth on my pvp trinket compared to this trinket. Ive never been much of a theorycrafter and ive mostly found my own playstyles that have suited me quite fine, but now i seek more knowlege in the class of mages. I would apreciate any suggestions how to tweak my gear.
1. If you need to supply IIT you can't use a GoD-spec, since GoD doesn't reapply IIT. There's a spec for IIT-suppliers in the OP. One could argue that the point could be in endless winter for interrupt-fights or icy reach for IT, instead of the imp FP.
2. It says right there that UA isn't taken because it sims bad and that it's considered smart to pick it up, points would be taken from say BCB or KM i.e., yes.
Long time reader, first time poster so please excuse any ignorance on my part.
On the topic of unbreakable armor I feel I must know what kind of trade off it is for GoD frost to leave BCB at 1/3 compared to 2/3 as I can't find a way to move a point out of killing machine for picking up unbreakable armor. I know it's been said that the difference isn't too noticeable but I can't find the exact numbers.
Also to double check on unbreakable armor use I remember that it should be used in a sequence like blood strike, blood tap, unbreakable armor, blood strike per se, this sequence being something out of the old 2H frost days. Now would it be about the same but replacing a blood strike with a pestilence or should I try and fit in unbreakable armor somewhere else?
Apparently this thread has turned into a "please tell me how to play my character because I don't know how to use the search function for the forum".
There are countless examples of rotations of how to use UA, what the benefits and drawbacks are. There are plenty of examples of why one would use IIT or not, There are plenty of examples of why a blood subspec is inferior to an unholy subspec. Why do we have to rehash this garbage every 2nd week?
Please people, the reason these threads get so damned large is because of the hand holding your requesting. If you don't want to do the theory craft yourself, then at least take the time to use the search function instead asking others to repeat answers that have already been repeated SEVERAL time throughout the thread.
I have always been DPS with my DK but am wanting to try my hand at tanking. I've been reading the thread, and I have to admit I get lost in the numbers, but is this basically saying Unholy is once again a viable tank spec? I remember a while back (pre-3.2) Unholy was the go to spec for tanking, but 3.2 kind of killed the Unholy tank. Did 3.2.2 changes allow for a decent Unholy spec?
Viable, yes, better than blood, still up for debate. stam means a lot this late in the end game and many tanks will not switch until they see some solid uptimes across the board for bone shield.
Hello folks. I have just begun leveling a Warrior and I was wondering what sort of guidelines the rest of you may have to aid me in leveling as quickly as possible. I do not know much about the class so any accurate information is good information. I am currently in the early 30's and spec primarily in fury. Also, information as to weapon choices would be helpful. Thank you.
Ok I am at this point completely and totally lost on what to do about my spec, I have been for the longest time using Frost for PVE. i'm very comfortable with the spec, I have the right rotation and talents...my DPS in frost can be 3-4k...due to popular demand however..I get kicked from a lot of pug raids and have even had problems with guild raids just because im frost spec. So I tried fire.....for whatever reason my DPS in fire is 50% or more less than it is with frost.
i've talked to numerous mages that have tried every spec. They all tell me my talents are good, my rotation is correct, the glyphs right and my gear aint bad. My problem you might ask? I am struggling to get even 2k dps! this makes no sense to me what so ever. I'm hit capped, my sp is near 1900 unbuffed. I got items that proc me to over 4k sp in raids yet I still pull 1.5-2k dps? I'm doing everything the same as other fire mages who are pulling 5k dps. My rotation is LB/Scortchx5/FB recast LB and PB when HS procs, i'm using combustion when my SP is over 3k and mirror image at the same time. But basically its just spam FB. I need some serious help with this subject for anyone who can please.
sorry it has taken me so long to reply, my grammer is aparently a bigger issue than i though. when i did the test myself i was useing the totem of hex, my next purchase is going to be the totem of electricfying winds. i am happy to report that when i raided after i swiched back in my glyph of FS and my dps went back up
i beleve what has been said it depends on your crit, and mine is only at 26% at this time, also my haste is 744; and i only have two peaces of tier 9.25 and two pieces of tier 9, which means my spellpower buffed is only about 3033, so it looks like the best glyphs for me are (FS, LB, ToW) unless ive missunderstood something ive read in this forum.