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Frost Mage Questions/Help Needed

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Evening,

 

I am a novice frost mage (starting playing about 1 month ago) and I am slowly getting better at it. I have decent gear, and I do put out some good dps, but if I can improve I would like to know. There are few questions I would like to get answered. I am a visual learner, so for me to post a thread it means I really care about this, whatever you can do to help me would be great!

 

Here we go!!

 

Please take a look at my armory and see if there are any glitches please!

 

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/burning-legion/Frostnipps/simple

 

Stat Breakdown:

 

Haste 45.73% (15,384) is it too much? If I am using Living Bomb and have 9,522 I will only benefit from 2 Ticks so am I wasting 5862 haste when it could go to another stat!? Yikes!!

 

Hit 14.89% but I can go to 15.01%

 

Crit 24.06% with Arcane Brilliance activated. I this enough to crit boss 100%? I know I need 28% w/out Arcane Brilliance, but with it on 23% will do the trick. Right or Wrong?

 

Mastery 43.76% is this too low? Should I place some of the Haste I currently have into mastery to get it higher? I have seen some mages with mastery as high as 72%

 

As far as stats these are the questions I have! Now onward with game play!

 

Living Bomb Vs. Frost Bomb!!! STOP THE MADNESS!!

 

Living Bomb, when to use it? how often to use it? Do you refresh when trinket procs, or only when Tempus Repit procs?

 

Frost Bomb is great in AOE targets, but I have found it to be great on single target as well. Frost Bomb will automatically when it explodes give you Brain Freeze proc at the end, which will than give you Frozen Thoughts, and hopefully you have icy veins up so you can crit the boss and that is a great opener. Check out this video....

 

**Skip the video to 3 min and 30sec**

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfSDXKXhFzc&list=PLyaJgS1BjJ_117rgA_z1hGOTiBQfjm6eu&feature=c4-overview-vl

 

I have done a test with Living Bomb vs Frost Bomb on single target Raid Dummy in Ironforge. I did 10 attempts with 2-3minutes in between attempts to allow trinkets to cool down.

 

Overall Results:

 

Living Bomb 10.42M / 186.K

Frost Bomb 10.90M / 205.7K

 

My question is Frost or Living Bomb? Which is better to use!? Please don't give me the cookie cutter answer single target vs AOE target.

 

I guess that's all I got....

 

Once again thank you for looking at this thread, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, unfortunately I'm too lazy to go over armory and logs (luckily there are others that will!) but for your stat questions I will refer you to this thread. There are three viable builds to frost mage at the moment and I suggest you find the one best for you. That being said myself and many others on this forum and others have great results with haste to 14242 haste (with raidbuff) and rest in mastery, the so called Mixture Build. Again, read the thread linked and feel free to ask more questions if there is anything you worry about. 

 

For what bomb to use: Do not use Frostbomb. The simple answer is Living Bomb on single target and nether tempest when the cleave can be effective and the advanced version is also pretty good explained in the guide linked earlier, gonna check out the video cause it sounds wierd, thanks for linking!

 

Edit: I checked out his channel and see he is a big fan of frost bomb over living bomb. He just upoaded a video a couple of days ago "proving" FB is the best alternative based on dps-test on dummies (saying that is the only true way to test what is better). In some comment he does say it's not a video for world first mages but if you want to perform best possible in an raid environment, no matter the difficulty, go LB. That being said if FB is what you enjoy and you're not expected to do best possible, go a head!

 

Edit again: Here is the video mentioned

Edited by Narsha

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Hi I don't mean to be rude here, but please read my guide.

 

I'd love to type up a response to you point by point, but that would effectively just be my guide.

http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/3678-akraens-comprehensive-guide-to-54-frost-pve-advanced/

 

I double checked, every answer to every one of your questions is there, in a very visual manner. I made it visual because most people are as you and won't just respond to a wall of text. So if you learn visually as you say, my guide should help you far better than any post I'd make.

 

After you digest the guide please ask for further questions or clarifications and I'd be happy to assist you.

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