Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Balnorn

Fire mage T14 bonus: Thoughts?

1 post in this topic

So, i was curious what other's thoughts were on this, as i haven't had the time to run the numbers. Given that fact, most of this is purely speculation.

As most mages (those still playing, or having most recently played fire) will know, combustion and critical mass took a HUGE hit in the last hotfix set. For those who don't know"

-Combustion's damage has been reduced by 50%.

***So Combustion now freeze frames half of your ignite dot and ticks for 20 seconds (glyphed)

-Critical mass' crit multiplier has been reduced to 1.25% (down from 1.5%)

With this i'm curious if anyone else feels, or has tested to see, that our T14 4 set has lost a lot of value. It equates to a 24 second reduction on our combustion CD, or 12 second unglyphed. Whereas other classes seem to get a decent buff to a major DPS CD, we have a sub-par buff to what is now a medium to minor DPS CD.

For the time being i'm sticking with my Crafted gloves and chest and just going for the 2 set from helm and shoulders. But for those with the time, if you've run the numbers by chance, or would, i'm curious to see the end results.

Fire mages needed a nerf, don't me wrong, but we did not need to have a baseball bat to the knee caps.We're now arcane with prettier graphices. (1,1,1,1,1,2,3,1,1,1,1,2,1,1,1,2,3,Combust.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Nyoron
      Greetings Mages of IcyVeins,

      i am seeking your help to compare a guildmate of mine to my own performance.
      He is doing significantly more DMG than me and i can't see why that is.
      Would someone be so Kind as to compare Erdin with Juvîa please?
      My Char is Juvîa, Erdin is my Guildmate.
       
      Arsenal:
      Erdin: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/theradras/Erdin/simple
      Juvîa: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/dethecus/Juvîa/simple
       
      Logs:
      Nythendra Myth: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jybH6AN7C9dpRVmr#fight=1
      Ursoc Myth: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jybH6AN7C9dpRVmr#
       
       
      Let's compare the fights:
       
      Nythendra   Erdin Juvîa Pyro 77 63 Fireball 60 42 Flame Blast 34 31 PF 14 14 RoP 9 8 Combustion 4 3
      Ursoc   Erdin Juvîa Pyro 66 61 Fireball 66 37 Flame Blast 30 33 PF 12 12 RoP 8 7 Combustion 4 3  
      Hints:
      - I got less FB casts because of my Legendary Belt (i use Scorch <25% Boss HP)
      - I am "missing" one Combustion because of Cinderstorm instead of Kindling (-> Legendary Belt again)
       
      What i noticed:
      - His Pyros crit more often (Nythendra in this case) -> better Heating Up Conversion
      - he casts Pyro more often - not sure how (because of HU-Conversion?)
      - i could be using Ice Flows more often
      - i am missing one RoP each fight in this example log
      - His DMG on Ursoc partially comes from Dragon's Breath + Ruby on the Add
      I recently discovered the following tool. Not sure how accurate it is however:
      http://www.checkmywow.com/reports/jybH6AN7C9dpRVmr/73430163/1?tab=basic
       
      My Conclusion:
      There are smal differences in the basic Rotation which should result in rather small DMG gap.
      My Confusion: (see what i did there? :D)
      The DMG gap is huge..?
       
      I would love to hear your opinion. Maybe i am missing something significant?
      If you need more logs or anything else, feel free to let me know.
      Thank all of you in advance!! :)
      (Please be kind, english is not my primary language)
    • By Kirwow
      Hey there!
      I've recently started playing a mage, and I feel like my performance is a little below where it should be right now... I feel like I have the basics of the fire rotation down, but I really want to make any improvements that I can.. I don't really know where i'm going wrong, or what i'm doing that is causing a gap in numbers between me and similarly geared players. I have a log from a normal Xavius fight from earlier, maybe someone could take a look at it and point out any mistakes or give a few pointers?
      Thanks for your time!
      WCL: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/xDnCkjbgT7qfMXt1
      armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/thrall/Networks/advanced
    • By Nooksi
      Hello Community,
      I am an experienced Mage player since BC, however I am not satisfied with my mage Damage as it is at the moment:
       
      https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ZaknRwz7PCYJbvhT#fight=14&type=damage-done&source=5
       
      Would you point out possible Improvements or grave mistakes visible in the logs?
      http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/blackrock/Nooksi/simple
       
      Thank you very much!
       
    • By Fenodoree
      Hi everyone. I've a question, What spect should we roll for 7.1.5?
      So patch notes for 7.1.5 (November the 29th) are out.
      And I have 2 things to remark
      1.Strong buff to Arcane Mana cost for Arcane Blast has been reduced from 125% to 60% per Arcane Charge, since they are mana dependent. This does not apply It Was a tooltip bug.
      2.Almost all fire skills were buffed in damage, Fireball,Flame Blast, PyroBlast, Scorch, FlameStrike, CinderStorm,Meteor,Conflag and Phoenix's Flames. BUT Critical Mass % was reduced from 15% to 10% and Pyretic Incantation was nerfed from 5% per stack  to 2% per stack = 15%  less damage from consecutive Critical Strikes.
      I haven't done the math yet, but since Arcane has gotten a lot of buffs lately, and Fire is getting "balanced" (Since i've no idea how the patch will afect fire dps), and Frost Topping dps in rankings, and with no significant buffs or nerfs in the patch notes i suppose they will stay in tops.
      So if anyone would be so kind to enlighten me what spect you guys think it would be the best for 7.1.5 and why.
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By Codlydodly
      Aloha,
      I have been raiding with ye olde guildies, but alas my dps has been at the bottom of the pile which I expect with my ilvl as they are all much higher but i do feel like i should be doing more than what I am.
      please take a look at the logs ( https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/LGQfTc47XwkdtYzj#fight=1&type=summary&source=16 ) and help me figure out where i am going wrong.
       
      Thanks in advance!