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Is the DPS I'm getting decent enough for my i-lvl? (Frost)

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Hi!

My mage dinged 100 nearly 2 weeks ago and since then I have tried my best to gear the mage as much as possible. I used to raid on my druid, but I got bored with it and playing mage really has my interest. Loving it.

I have done enough research to know that I should search for Multistrike and Crit/Haste on my gear, but especially Multi, so I am trying to do that.

Right now...I have an item level of 659. In AoE situations I usually pull somewhere between the 30 and 40k without Time Warp/Mirrior Image/any other major cooldown. Single target is somewhere between the 22k and 26k most of the times, depends on the encounter.

Compared to the rest of the raid I'm not even doing that bad (especially considering I only dinged 100 2 weeks ago and never raided with a mage before), but the thing is that the dps I am doing now doesn't seem much different from what I was doing when I only had an item level of 650.

I tried Arcane, but I got even lower numbers with that spec and I dislike it. Also tried Fire and loved it aswell, but I don't have the right item level + stats for it yet. I did get 29k on Furnace LFR, but on other bosses only +-20k. So I am sticking with Frost right now, but I really want to improve. Already tried with other talents, but it doesn't seem to make much of a different.

Rotation-wise I am doing okay. Unfortunately I don't know what else I can change (besides further gear upgrades, especially head+neck) to get better dps. Or is my DPS normal for my item level? What numbers am I supposed to get with my item level? We have two other mages in our raids who have an item level of 670+ and they are around the 26-30k most of the times, so compared to that I'm doing okay, but I just wanted the opinion of fellow mages.

Also...about the tier-set. I know the 2-set and 4-set bonus are awesome, but is it worth to equip them when they don't even have multi on them? Or am I better off to just equip the Chest+Leggings for the multistrike and find the rest manually, as long as they have Multi?

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Your dps is a little low for your item level.  I play frost exclusively and at a 666 item level I pull 25k-30k depending on the fight.  Without combat logs it's hard to tell you what might be going wrong.

 

Side note: don't ever let anyone tell you frost is the weakest spec ;)

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Your dps is a little low for your item level.  I play frost exclusively and at a 666 item level I pull 25k-30k depending on the fight.  Without combat logs it's hard to tell you what might be going wrong.

 

Side note: don't ever let anyone tell you frost is the weakest spec wink.png

It is the weakest spec, however don't let anyone tell you you can't play it. It's perfectly viable but still weaker.

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