Just wanted to say thanks for this guide. It's concise, easier to read than other guides out there, and it helped me feel a lot better about my mage after wondering what happened to him with the 5.0.5 patch. Now I have a much better idea how to play him as frost and might actually be capable of soldiering on to 90 with him someday.
It heals you when you stand on the rune, for about 1% per sec, putting one rune on top of the other rune does not stack the healing .Glyph of evocation will proc on heal effects, but not while using rune of power.
Anyway, new gear from this week has put me at 3.9k haste and crit with roughly equal reforged in/out of each. If I wake up early enough, I'll start looking into those tests, as I've finished with challenge modes. Assuming the servers are actually up and there's no delays.
Really don't even want to see a 5 man for a while...
I'm experiencing a low proc rate of ice lance.
Is this working as intended or am I doing something wrong?
First of all thanks a lot for the guide Kuni!
I was wondering if anyone remembered roughly his DPS during the levelling phase?
Overall in a 5 man dungeon I'm around 27k/29k and I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if it's normal or too low. I'd rather try to improve my gameplay right away than when I'll hit 90
I'm currently 88 and here are my stats (not enough hit I know but I don't really bother reforging until I'm 90). I try to keep items with hit and haste at the moment
• ilvl 407
• spell power 9722
• haste 7,86 %
• hit +7,26 %
• crit 10,63 %
thanks in advance for the feedback!
Last edited by Gnu; 2012-10-18 at 12:34 PM.
Sorry my english isn't so good. Should I aim for 4786 haste rating unbuffed at max and reforge the rest to crit after I got hit cap? I don't really understand the Icy Veins part. Can someone help me?
First, read the open post of this thread.
Second, you need to be Hit cap, then go for Haste. There's no Haste cap for Frost.
The answers is 42
Okay, I tried to reforge everything to haste after hit, and ended up with 5,321 haste unbuffed (12.59%) so I glyphed IV. But my crit is only 3.564 (11.59%). Isn't this a huge dps loss or am I just lacking gear?
I just wanted to double-check if my math is correct. Right now I am sitting at 5151 haste rating (12.12%), or 19.97% with Frost Armor. However we don't have the 5% haste buff in our 10 man raid, so when I hit IV I get haste to 43.96%. This means I should not glyph IV right?
EDIT: Though I should be ready to swap it in, in case we pug a spriest or something
Last edited by scuac; 2012-10-23 at 02:09 PM.
The new patch notes for 5.1 PTR show they are increasing the timer on Frost Bomb to explode after 6 sec (up from 5 sec). This does not seems to have any impact on PvE or am I missing something?
I'm still wondering what the point of that change is. Making it easier to dispel seems about the only thing that would make sense.
hmm harder to sync it up with a deep freeze now , in pve cant use DF that often anymore (i meant like on trash , dungeons etc)
That... doesn't make any sense.