Post by frode73
Hi, i recently specced into arcane, and im pulling 3-3.3k dps on single targets
Rotation: AB until i get missile barrage, fire arcane missiles (i always fire at 3 or 4 stacks of AB), rinse and repeat
Is this decent? If not, could you help me?
I'd appreciate it!
Thanks in advance!
Post by frode73
Not terribad. Some things good some things not.
- Problem - Your talents and glyphs are conflicting.
You're putting 3 points into SotM but you are not glyphing Molten armor. This is shown to be your 3rd highest DPS glyph even with low spirit and 0/3 in SotM. I would advise glyphing it pronto. Magic Attunement
or Arcane Stability
being my favorites.
- Problem - You have entirely too much hit rating.
Your hit cap for level 83 mobs (raid bosses) is only 11%. This gets lower yet with a shadow priest/balance druid, and a Draenei. IIRC 11% is in the neighborhood of 289. That basically translates to bye bye pvp cloak and 1/2 other items. Just remember that anything over 290 is overkill and work on bringing it down. While we're at it, bring Haste up. It's your best friend.
- Problem - Gems and Enchants.
I realize that some of your gear is still poor quality and you may not want to waste mats on items you plan on replacing very soon, but this is just a heads up. Gear that is at least 232 will be expected to have epic gems in them by the majority of people. Also,Eternal Belt Buckle
is something you should pick up. You're going to have to get on those Sons of Hodir quests for your Shoulder Enchant.
There is a better one
that you will get soon after.
- Problem (somewhat) - Your tier bonus is nothing to write home about.
You can't change the 2pcT9 set bonus, but by no means should you take any special action to maintain it. Chances are that other than getting lucky in VoA or saving your frost emblems for quite some time that the 232 tier is the best you're going to get for a while. So use them if they are the best piece but ignore the bonus unless you get 4pc. In that case only switch it once you get your 2pcT10.
As for as rotaion goes, ideally you would like to stack Arcane Blast to 4 and then unleash a missile barrage proc every time when you're in a raid. In shorter fights like heroics you just pop all of your CD's and enter a huge AB spam, only hitting mBarr before the boss dies or maybe twice (once with boss at about 55% and again before he dies) if you're having trouble sustaining your mana. As your gear gets better you'll be able to go well past 4 AB's to fish for a proc and still recover. My peronal record is 18 AB's with no proc, so yes it happens.
Farm badges. Gear up with those pieces and start heading into raids. Any fight shorter than 3 minutes leaves too much RNG to truly evaluate the effectiveness of your rotation anyway. Hope this helps.
Huge help! Thanks!