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Heya ppl im currently raiding with my arcane mage in ICC 25 withmy guild. Today we tried Fester but even though we got the strat right, dps was not enough. I was sporting 5.7-6.2k sustained dps during those fights however my GL told i had better get more dps because my gear is up for it. My rotation is ABx4 AM Abarr. This is my armory link:
Can any1 offer me any advice on gear/gems/enchants/talents etc that could help me raise my dps?
btw the gems i use now are new. during that fight i think i used sundered eye of zul for blue slot potent ametrine for red etc stacking mostly crit. now ive stacked SP but the dps increase was about 200 on dummies.
Good thing that you changed your gems, because the ones you're saying that you used before are utter crap.
Going over your character I can't see anything significantly wrong, just that your gear could use upgrading given the amount of ICC 5-man drops that you have; stats like Haste are a litle low given the gear that you have. See if you can score a few 245 pieces from a 25 ToC pug or the like. Get 2pcT10 as soon as humanly possible You may want to invest in better professions too, as skills like Tailoring and/or Jewelcrafting offer much, much better bonuses.
You're not specced into Arcane Subtlety either; are you finding yourself pulling too much aggro in boss encounters where you are expected to go all out? Festergut is a heavy DPS race and you really need to be confident that you can go bat@#$% insane on the boss without pulling from the tank.
y i know about my previous gems... utter crap is a compliment.... as for arcane subtelty tanks in my guild can hold my aggro any day of th week without a prob... i may be an aggro %*$&# in 5 man hcs but i cn manage pretty good with iceblock and invisibility. So practicaly all i can do is gear up? I just heard that it might be a dps increase if i dont use ABarr and just go for a ABx4 AM rotation. Can any1 confirm this?
I don't think that you really listened to what I was saying.
Festergut's berserk timer is 5 mins, period. There are no grace periods with this boss because for some stupid reason the gas clouds are
effected by the berserk effect, which will rape the raid in well under a second.
If you have to Invis or Ice Block, that's a few seconds of damage that you've missed out on. When we were trying to get the encounter down, we would often only pull it off with seconds to spare. Same with any Evocating that you do; you'll need to squeeze it in some sort of haste effect to reduce the amount of wasted time. You
to be on that boss at all times.
Rotation-wise, you'll probably be better clearing a 4-stack of AB with an ABarr given that it will be much quicker than an unhasted MBAM, but this is typically not what you would do; it's just the time constraints that adjust your strategy for this fight. I often found as an Arcane mage that my biggest nemesis was maintaining AB stacks if I was forced to move for the spore debuffs at an inopportune time. Use PoM wisely to keep stacks on the boss as you're moving and try to spur your movement out a little bit so that you can still maximize the amount of full rotations that you can pull off. Movement is really not an Arcane mage's best friend.
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