Can somebody explain to be how exactly it works for getting the extra 6 seconds out of Icy Veins and Time Warp. Do you like use alter time immediately after using Icy Veins/Time Warp?Or do you use it 6 seconds afterwars?
I've been playing with it and like using it when they are about to expire for the extra time. However my guess would be that using AT when your CD's are 6sec from expiring + time warp would be the best bet so you get your CD's an extra 6 seconds.
I have two questions. Would you want to use AT when you have at least 6s left on IV (or AP)? If I understand AT correctly, if you use it with 2s left on IV it will later give you just those 2s left back. Is there any benefit on casting AT on the limit when there are 6s left? I would think it is safer to use it as soon as you can (after IV and procs come up).
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Another one! I got to 87 today and when I dinged it didn't show any new abilities I learned. Do I need to go to a trainer to learn Alter Time? I thought the new system was that we learned spells on the go.
has anyone found a good way to use it in a rotation yet?
I'm currently playing a fire mage but havn't really found a good way to fit it in.
Do we expect this to be quite a vital part of mage pve dps? or is it situational? im worried i'm not fully understand something that could help boost dps quite alot.
I've had a bit of a play with it now, and finding it can be quite useful. With it's 3 min CD (i think) you only tend to use it once on normal bosses. I've found using it katjezz says on pyro proc you can get another one off straight after which is generally a nice little bit of extra dps.
I think you can get an extra few seconds of time warp as well, i had a try with it but spent soo much time watching for it to have 6 seconds left on TW that i slacked a bit on my dps anyway so not a very fair test.
I think for now i'm going to use it to get an extra instant pyro in during boss fights and see how it goes.
u have to remember, that using presence of mind gives u A BUFF! u can do better trick. wait till ur hot streak procs, when it does u need to cast presence of mind and then ur trinket ability (spell power preferably). think what u got now: 2 free pyro waiting for launch boosted with trinket's spell power xD NOW is the time to use alter time, then u cast pyro two times for free consequently, after that u hit alter time again and u got another two boosted pyros! xD after 4 free pyros u cast inferno blast, then COMBUSTION and inferno again FOR HUGE DPS!!! xD u can also add tempest/orb/living bomb dot before casting inferno to spread that effects if there are more mobs. xD not to mention that u can also launch spell power potion just before hitting first pyro xD