DPS issues or to be expected?

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I have only just aquired the level of gear required to start running raids in LFR but am, to an extent, unhappy with my level of DPS which may well be down to my current gear as a Fire Mage.


My Rotation consists of:

Passive Pyroblast cast using PoM maco

Lviving Bomb

Inferno Blast - if Heating up is active

Pyroblast! - if up


Spam Fireball until any of the above come of cool down or proc

I always cast Invocation before a boss in order to achieve the buff.

Now I know my gear could be better, which I am working towrads (I hate those trinkets) but I have used AskMrRobot to optimize my gear as much as possible.

In LFR I achieve int he region of 42k+ DPS but feel my DPS suffers slightly from the fact that I seem to burn through the mana now more than i ever have and have to stop regularly in order to cost another invocation, albeit this then refreshs the damage buff that coems with it.

Is the DPS reasonable based ony my current gear or is there something I am nto doing that will make a difference?

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That dps is reasonable at your gear level. Make sure you are prioritizing Evocation to keep the buff from Invocation active, that should help with the mana issues also. Also make sure to prioritize Pyroblast! over Inferno Blast. If you had a pyro proc and a heating up proc before you used the Pyroblast! You would lose a Pyroblast proc by not casting it before you Inferno Blast.

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