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When to make the switch to fire/arcane 567ilvl

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I am wondering if I should switch specs to fire or arcane? My item level is currently 567. From what I understand, with fire you want a lot of crit gear. And Arcane and Frost have the same stat priority, except for Mastery > Haste.

 

Would it better suit me with my current gear to switch to Arcane or Fire?

 

I know it also has a lot to do with how well you can play each spec. I feel like I have Frost pretty much 100% mastered. However, since playing a mage since early BC, it would not be hard for me to master Fire/Arcane. I would rather go fire, because I do not like the immobility of Arcane. But I am unsure if I would have enough crit. I would also like to also be able to switch between two specs, and I currently only have one set of gear.

 

So if I were to go fire, it seems like I would have to reforge/re gem each time i switched specs?

 

Basically I would like some other opinions on my current gear and what would suit me best and get a maximum DPS gain. 

 

Thanks for any advice!

Edited by qoou

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This is the parrot answer, but play what you know best. Personally, with your gear I would rape shit with Arcane, but I'm sure you do fine with frost and would do fine with fire. It's a matter of what you are best at/most comfortable with.

 

Switch to Troll for more useful racials is my only suggestion.

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Your gear isn't well itemized for fire. You'd feel a little wimpy compared to frost/arcane.

 

If you're someone who enjoys mastering all the specs-- well do that. All three are great. I'd start by flipping back and forth with Arcane because you can use the same gear.

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Switch to Troll for more useful racials is my only suggestion.

Are you a Blizzard guy who tries to sell useless race change for X dollars? :D

 

Why useless? Racials will be changed in WoD and will be balanced. Consequently... No, don't suggest this anymore, please. :)

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Thanks for the replies, I think I will start trying arcane on some fights. At least until I get some better gear optimized for fire. 

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... No, don't suggest this anymore, please. smile.png

 

Especially for Alliance...

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Do you have any pieces with crit on them that you do not currently have equiped? For Fire you will want to have the 4 set equiped as well. You will definitely want to have in the realm of 14-15k crit before you consider going Fire if you care about the viability as compared to your current gear.

 

If you want to go fire for fun I'd advice a 43% raid buffed character sheet critical chance, but that is my personal opinion. Anything less and the RNG will be very annoying and the spec will feel clumpy.

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