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Can't get Arcane Charge to stack to 4

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My arcane mage has been level 90 for about 2 weeks, and I still can't get Arcane Charge to stack to 4. A stack of 2, no problem. A stack of 4, Posted Image! I've gone to the training dummies and have spent nearly 5 minutes just trying to get a stack of 3, and no luck.

The rotation I've been using is: Nether Tempest, Arcane Explosion x4, Arcane Barrage, then Arcane Missiles. If I have 2 stacks of Arcane Missles then I'll cast Arcane Barrage before casting the last stack of AM. So far this has served me well (unless I'm overwhelmed by a mob), but I would like to try the suggested rotation. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

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I never played Arcane, but from a quick look at the guide here on Icy Veins, your rotation seems pretty off.

For single target fights you should choose ability_mage_livingbomb.jpgLiving Bomb as your lvl75 talent, and make sure to keep it applied on the target (refresh it when it has < 3 seconds left).

Regarding your rotation, you should cast spell_arcane_blast.jpgArcane Blast (and not spell_nature_wispsplode.jpgArcane Explosion) until you get 4 stacks of spell_arcane_arcane01.jpgArcane Charge. Then spend all the spell_nature_starfall.jpgArcane Missiles procs you have, cast ability_mage_arcanebarrage.jpgArcane Barrage, and start again.

I may be mistaken, but this should be a start.

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My arcane mage has been level 90 for about 2 weeks, and I still can't get Arcane Charge to stack to 4. A stack of 2, no problem. A stack of 4, Posted Image! I've gone to the training dummies and have spent nearly 5 minutes just trying to get a stack of 3, and no luck.

The rotation I've been using is: Nether Tempest, Arcane Explosion x4, Arcane Barrage, then Arcane Missiles. If I have 2 stacks of Arcane Missles then I'll cast Arcane Barrage before casting the last stack of AM. So far this has served me well (unless I'm overwhelmed by a mob), but I would like to try the suggested rotation. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

Or did you mean AoE rotation?

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Arcane Explosion has only a chance of getting you an Arcane Charge where Arcane Blast will guarantee you one.

Like they said above, definitely read over the guide here on Arcane mages. It will clear a lot up a lot of your questions for you while giving you some great tips you may not have even known about.

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