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Hi im currently using frost specc, and lately i have been sugested to change fire since that is what the highest dps mage in the guild is currently running. After looking around it seems like most of the top mages  are using arcane specc even kuni the one mentioned in the frost guide seems to have changed over.

 

So my question is at around what ilvl will arcane take over as the best dps specc? should i bother changing over to fire or go straight for arcane specc? current ilvl is 552

 

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The answer would always be: What YOU can play best.

Even if Fire/Arcane has the potential to do more damage, you will still need to practice to get used to it. So don't expect instant results when switching specs.

I would suggest using Frost as your main spec, and use FIre/Arcane as a off-spec. You can then practice Fire/Arcane in the instances that are not so DPS demanding.

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Thanks for the great response :) ill keep gooing frost and training arcane in flex then :)

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Arcane is great for an offspec to Frost, because you can use the same reforges for both specs, if you use a mastery heavy Frost build. I'll warn you, the biggest thing about Arcane that is different from Frost and Fire is the lack of movement.

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I do love frosts manouverability, But to clarify arcane has the higest dps potential right? 

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I do love frosts manouverability, But to clarify arcane has the higest dps potential right? 

If you can play arcane better than frost and fire, then yes.

If you can't then no.

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Mage damage is more about player skill and character gear than spec choice at the moment. If you wish to try something new, I can recommend going Arcane with a Frost offspec, and go for Mastery > Haste > Crit. Arcane does have movement restrictions, but it shines on multidot fights like Protectors and Spoils. For single-target fights with much movement, my mastery-heavy Frost spec can often out-dps my Arcane spec in my experience. Both are good and viable, and will top meters in different situations. 

 

Looking at your guild, I assume the top mage is Raenor. It looks like he is the only mage in your guild who is raiding heroics, and has heroic gear, so of course he is the highest damaging mage in the guild. Don't go fire just because he or your officers says so, pick the spec(s) you enjoy the most play them well.

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Thanks for all the great responds :) I just allways though my frost dmg would fall off compared to the other speccs in higher ilvl but now ill continue to work on my frost rotations and trying to perfect it :)

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Thanks for all the great responds smile.png I just allways though my frost dmg would fall off compared to the other speccs in higher ilvl but now ill continue to work on my frost rotations and trying to perfect it smile.png

Trust me, you can be frost on a very high ilvl and my god, you will love it. I myself find fire intrinsically boring, and quite underwhelming, too.

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Your current gear, I would go arcane as long as you can manage bomb cooldowns using living bomb and arcane torrent.

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Your current gear, I would go arcane as long as you can manage bomb cooldowns using living bomb and arcane torrent.

 

Why are you recommending this? What's it based off? Please explain your line of thought in your attempt to be helpful to the OP.

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I have insanely high uptimes on my arcane torrent.

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