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Frost Bomb Vs. Ice Nova

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I am currently a 662 frost mage and I am trying to maximize dps. Currently I am using IN, MI, and PC for my last three talents. I've been doing a lot of research about frost bomb because apparently it provides better long term dps. I was wondering if this is true and how to properly use FB to maximize dps. I am doing many personal studies on FB and IN with prismatic crystal and frozen orb. 

 

I understand from reading Icy veins that frost bomb is only triggered by FoF and should only be used if you have two charges of FoF for regular rotation. 

 

My question is, what is the best way to use Frost Bomb with prismatic crystal and frozen orb? what is the proper casting sequence? I am currently doing PC, FO, FB. Is there a better order?

 

What are some other tips that you give me to make Frost Bomb give the most dps?

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At that gear level i believe that Frost Bomb is still inferior to IN on single target fights, but it should be fairly close. My gear is slightly better than yours, and when i sim my character it comes out as a tiny dps loss. That said, FrB/TV is superior to IN/PC on multiple target fights.

 

According to a quick run of sims i did in the last version of Simcraft (results here; http://altered-time.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1009#p10647) casting Bomb is actually fine when you have only one FoF charge, as opposed to two. As mentioned in that thread, the reason is likely that Water Jet usage wasn't optimized in the sims when the "cast Bomb only with 2 charges" logic was settled on.

 

In general, you should cast Frost Bomb if:

1) Water Jet is off cd

2) Frozen Orb is off cd

3) You have 1 or 2 FoF procs. Again, earlier sims showed 2 to be correct, that test i did suggests 1 only.

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