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Arcane frost mage-will it work?
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Im not accusing you of lying, but i would really like to see your rotation for getting 5.6k dps in frost. I have an Arc/frost build and have had it since MC. I cant pull over 1.8k with it raid buffed, while my FFB spec can do 2.8k in half good half poop gear.
As I recall, it was all Arcane Blasts and Missile Barrage procs, but mostly Blasts. As Mathron correctly predicted, I had my Arcane Power & Icy Veins firing for most of the fight. I believe initiated the fight by firing off Mirrors, too. The brevity of the fight also allowed me to maintain Blasts after x3 several times, and not run out of mana. I also used a mana gem (gaining a 225 spell power bonus) to avoid running out of mana. I can't remember if I evocated, although I don't think that counts against your DPS, just your sustained DPS.
I had focus magic on my little brother's Boomkin (who is one of only several players I've come across in all my pugging that will do more DPS in a 5-man than me), which kept me permanently at +3% crit for the fight. He also probably innervated me at some point since he does that; I run out of mana, he doesn't.
For my buffs, don't forget I ate a fish feast, drank a Flask of the Frost Wyrm, and used a Spirit Scroll VIII (I used Molten Armor). This was on top of all the buffs granted by a 5-man group of all different classes, if I recollect correctly, and no rogues or hunters.
But the real key was being Bloodlusted while I had all this going. Shammie's are king for increasing my damage output. That also affected Mendrion, of course. It was the good fortune of having massive group DPS and everything else coming together.
Oh, and I think another real key is having the talent for reducing pushback on Arcane Missiles. I see a lot of mages pass that up in the first tier, and I don't really get that. Boss's are constantly dealing you damage that causes pushback. If you want to maximize the spiked DPS from your MB procs, you gotta have this talent maxed.
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