With so many mage-wide AoE damage options available, I'm really lost as to the best order to do things in a hurry as Fire spec. (I'm NOT talking about cleave damage on ~3 adds -- rather, packs of 5+ mobs and especially low health 10+ mobs). There isn't a ton of time to set up dot spreading, and when Combustion is on CD you can't even spread Pyro (unless it's been hardcast) because of not having IB for a few seconds.
What I've tried:
- Flamestriking on pull + Blizzard/Arcane Explosion
- Frost Bomb on pull > cast Flamestrike > Ice Ward tank to give bomb Shatter benefit > Blizzard > repeat
I've also played around with glyphed Cone of Cold, & glyphed Fire Blast for more control over Frost Bomb burst. Being able to spread Combustion seems powerful provided it's up, procs happen at the right time & mobs live long enough (force Heating up on the pull with Shatter from Ice Ward/Nova + Scorch?).
I might very well be overthinking this, but what is supposed to pack the most punch? Is Fire spec just that bad for burst AoE?