Agamemnon, on 06 February 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:
I've been leveling Frost of course and it's definitely fun. I have finally started heroic 5 mans and was thinking, isn't Fire and Arcane suppose to be better these days?
At the moment Arcane is the best spec for single target dps. Fire needs a lot of Crit gear to work well so maybe it is not the best choice if you are still in blues and greens. Frost has good mobility and control, should work well when doing those endless dailies.
Question is, when is the right time to start switching specs? With 5.2 around the corner, what direction should I be making to increase my DPS and be ready for LFR?
If I were you I probably stayed Frost, because Dungeons and LFR won't require much. You don't have the time to get ilvl 500+ gear and 31%+ Crit for Fire before 5.2 is out. Arcane will change a lot in 5.2 and when they make big changes there is always the chance that it destroys the spec. Ask about specs again when we see what 5.2 did to them.