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I will NOT be using BoS in 7.1.5... why?
Basically with the combination of Gathering Storm (extended RW) and fitting more Rime into that time period I'm hoping that my M+ hybrid spec will remain competitive and the sims thus far seem to support the theory.
If you have the helm too, grats! and look forward to the major increase in it's power with Freezing Fog +30% and Tier 19 based around more Rime and more RP from Rime we should see many viable builds popping up on logs. **Stay with FP for now until you have T19 x 2 - see updated build link ^^
Why not BoS and Hungering? ... well, I'm looking for big Rime crits and don't fancy the long CD to manage. I also want to remain powerful in M+ which should be the case with this build... I'm pretty sure I can become more useful with Winter is Coming + extended RW... stunning mobs for the whole of PoF uptime.
Obliteration will be used to maximise rune spam for Gathering Storm.
Lets hear your thoughts?
So, i'm lvl 866 crit - castigator - soul reaper. Crit 27%, haste 18%, mastery 29%. Draugr, Girdle of the Everlasting King and Sephuz's Secret. I simc at 305k dps single target. When i switch to CS - necrosis - dark arbiter, i simc at 298k dps. But my gear is crit-heavy low-mastery and i've no Deadliest coil traits yet, so i wonder if mastery build is really better now. But icy and noxxic still suggest crit-build. Does anyone have the possibility and gear to simc two of this builds with the same ilvl gear. Please share.
Hey! Somebody help me please, Which should I use?
Tiny Oozeling Jar 870 ilvl
Accolade of Victory: (1560 str;1055 Versa) 870ilvl
Memento of Angerboda 855ilvl
Nature's Call 850ilvl
Horn of Valor 855ilvl
Spiked Counterwight 855ilvl
thanks for the help
The advice for frost dks on this site right now seems very... oversimplified. With so much different gear, with different legendary combinations things can get rather variable, so I had a few thoughts and questions.
Firstly, base 'rotation'. Recommended talents tend to go: Runic Attenuation and Obliteration for single target, or Frostscythe and Glacial advance for the aoe true 'machinegun build'. Single target with obliterate is simple enough, but using machinegun build during periods of single target dps, all they have is a base priority list that seems lacking.
Frost fever up>Glacial Advance>Remorseless Winter>Frostscythe>Frost Strike
And that's really all it says. I've been sticking with the same talents even in single target, and I've been making due with the following:
Frost Fever up
Frost strike to keep Icy Talons from dropping (typically once every 2-3 global cooldowns) or if your RP is almost capped.
Frostscythe with KM proc
Howling blast with Rime proc
Glacial advance and Remorseless Winter when available
Obliterate for rune dump and rime procs
Done properly, and with normal luck on procs (and decent haste), you should be able to keep Icy Talons at near 100% uptime.
Beyond that, the stats it advises amounts to soft crit and haste caps, then Versatility > Mastery. But a spec using lots of RW, GA, and big Frostscythe crits makes me wonder if more mastery wouldn't be better. Especially if you get the legendary bracers (Toravon's whiteout bindings) which give an extra 15% frost damage during PoF.
With the same legendary in mind, is it worth using Frostscythe on single targets during PoF?
And if you have the bracers AND the ring that gives 2x charges of Empower Rune Weapon, how does dps compare for Breath of Sindragosa build? I can imagine amazing burst dps every 2 minutes, but would that make up for the lack of avalache and glacial advance?